A creative intellectual history from the Enlightenment through the present, Age of Anger: A History of the Present by Indian essayist Pankaj Mishra critiques ideas that triggered the 20th century’s ideological wars and continue to surface, ... more

Mar 28, 2017 2:34 PM Books

While Milwaukee’s mainstream media largely fawns over Scott Walker and his run for the White House, other Wisconsinites are producing contrary messages. Veteran Racine artist Jerry Belland’s br,Books more

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 MaureenO’Hara had Gone with the Wind to thank for her name. Born Maureen FitzSimmons, the comelyDublin lass got her start on stage and on Radio Eieran; her film career beganunpromisingly with a blink-and-miss-her cameo in a mediocre .. more

Oct 28, 2013 1:23 PM I Hate Hollywood

Ian Hunter didn't look frustrated Thursday night at Potawatami Bingo Casino’s Northern Lights Theater, storming through a couple hours’ worth of a few decades’ worth of music recognizab,Concert Reviews more

Oct 4, 2013 9:59 AM Concert Reviews

Sojourner Truth led a truly fascinating life. Born a slave, she later became a free woman, an abolitionist and a suffragette. Cherished in her own lifetime, her ore than 3,000 people attended a funeral service for her in 1883. Playwright Eric C.. more

May 14, 2013 6:08 PM Theater

To at least half of Wisconsin voters in last November’s presidential election, the only thing scarier than electing Republican Congressman Paul Ryan as vice president would be electing Republican Gov. Scott Walker as president. more

Mar 26, 2013 10:16 PM Taking Liberties

Margaret “Daisy” Suckley’s branch of the family had slipped into genteel poverty in the shadow of their more prominent relatives. Then one day, the quiet monotony of her existence is broken by a phone call from more

Jan 9, 2013 12:28 AM Film Reviews

Trying to explain away his decisive, sweeping and very expensive rout to his disappointed supporters—those 1% Republicans—Mitt Romney offered a new version of the discredited "47%" argument that was so ruinous more

Nov 19, 2012 2:47 PM News Features

One of many wrong things claimed before this year’s election was that there was no way 2012 could be as historic as President Barack Obama’s 2008 election as America’s first African-American president. more

Nov 12, 2012 4:52 PM Taking Liberties

The Civil War marked one of the sharpest turning points in America’s story, and none of its leading figures looms higher in memory than Abraham Lincoln. Curiously, that familiar face from the $5 bill has seldom been seen in more

Nov 12, 2012 12:00 AM Film Reviews

What Barack Obama tried to tell America in the hour of his remarkable victory is that the nation's future won on Election Day. Seeking to inspire and to heal, the re-elected president offered an open hand to partisan more

Nov 12, 2012 12:00 AM News Features

As this is being written, no one knows exactly how Election Day will go in the state or nation. But it’s already clear what horrendous ugliness was unleashed on our election process by the Citizens United decision by a one-vote more

Nov 5, 2012 5:09 PM News Features

When innocent citizens asked about unemployment last week at the town hall presidential debate on Long Island, would Mitt Romney again tout his plan to create 12 million jobs? Unable to Etch A Sketch away that often... more

Oct 22, 2012 12:07 PM News Features

“Can you declare anything off-limits?” Martha Raddatz, the moderator of last week’s vice presidential debate, asked Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan. The question about which middle-class tax breaks Ryan would preserve seem... more

Oct 17, 2012 8:00 AM News Features

Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan lit up the Republican National Convention (RNC) when he blamed President Barack Obama for failing to save the General Motors (GM) plant in Janesville, Wis., Ryan’s hometown... more

Oct 4, 2012 3:36 PM News Features

While Mitt Romney may well wish he had expressed himself more "elegantly" at the swanky more

Sep 25, 2012 10:50 PM News Features

The biggest challenge for Wisconsin Democrats will be to avoid getting overly confident as... more

Sep 25, 2012 12:36 AM Taking Liberties

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Everyone knows President Barack Obama is a great speaker, but there’s a reason why he also inspires seasoned politicians, a former president and previous presidential candidates to deliver some of the best speeches of their ... more

Sep 11, 2012 8:00 PM Taking Liberties