Racial Discrimination

Daniel Brook's book challenges racist perspectives on history and focuses on one aspect of Reconstruction, the role of Creoles. Read more


Shame on Gov. Scott Walker and Republican legislators for enacting laws that place an unfair—and in our view, unconstitutional—burden on minority voters. Read more

News Features 6 Comments

With less than a week to go before the April 5 election, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and his challenger, state Sen. Chris Larson, are taking very different stands on Jonette Arms, the highly respected interim director of the county's De.. Read more

Happening Now 2 Comments

UPDATED: I got a response from Abele's spokeswoman. See below.Will Chris Abele stop at nothing to be rid of Jonette Arms,the highly respected interim director of Milwaukee County’sDepartment on Aging who just filed a racial discrimination compla.. Read more

Happening Now

Last week, U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman struck down Wisconsin’s Republican-backed voter ID law, a landmark judicial decision in the hard-fought battle over Read more

News Features

Officials at 20th Century Fox didn’t know what was in store for them when they signed Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra in a mammoth production intended to shore up the studio’s declining profits. At 29 she was acknowledged as one of the most b... Read more


“Our Nov. 7 concert, a musical tribute in the spirit of Veterans Day,” says Alexander Platt, “is the fulfillment of a long-held dream of mine: to pay homage, in words and music, to the service and sacrifices of our service men and women Read more

Classical Music 1 Comments

Steven Soderbergh’s Oscar-winning Traffic (2000) was a good film that pales alongside its brilliant source, the British television mini-series “Traffik” (1989). A “20th anniversary Edition” DVD (out Sept. 29) gathers all six episodes of a story t.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

Only the most cruel and hard-hearted—peoplewho no longer remember the pain of high school—would want to arrest andprosecute a 15-year-old black girl who reported being racially harassedat ,Taking Liberties Read more

Taking Liberties