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Often when I’m invited to do things with people I lie or make up a reason why I can’t join them, but then I worry I’ll get busted somehow, and people will be hurt or mad. more

On the Couch

Many of us are aware of the Faustian bargains we have made—the soul-killing job in exchange for a comfortable living, the ethical shortcuts to getting ahead. Ashok Bedi expands the scope of that awareness to encompass virtually the whole wo... more


Can animals plan for the future? Author Frans de Waal cites examples to the affirmative in his account of research into the cognition of creatures other than ourselves, Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? Waal finds remarkabl... more


American society is accustomed to—and quite adept at ignoring—white boys singing of inner pain. Mostly we dismiss their angsty lyrics as hyperbole at best, bad poetry at worst, confident that although a few tortured singers may actually pull the .. more

On Music

Richard Strauss’ Salome is one of the world's great operas, combiningthe last remna Salome ,A&E Feature more

A&E Feature

Sundance Film Festival Park City Utah - Day 7 Only at a film festival can you have one of your best experiences watching 12 year-old children, and younger, in prison. Seriously. Looking closely at children locked up inside an unnamed Russian.. more

Film Reviews

Mad Planet, 9 p.m. Perhaps no Milwaukee band better conjures the sloppy indie-rock sounds Shepherd Express ,This Week in Milwaukee more

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