Short Stories

In the mythical town of Odette County, Wis., hard-working citizens face the trials and tribulations of rural life in a series of compelling tales. Farmer’s Almanac: A Work of Fiction is a collection of short stories by Chris Fink that Read more


Fans of H.P. Lovecraft will recognize the author’s face in Paul Peart-Smith’s illustrations for “He,” a story drawn from the horror master’s unhappy sojourn in New York. Volume II in the project of transforming Lovecraft’s... Read more


Upon closer inspection the viewer senses that every mark in the basswood attempts to burn Climbing Out of Hell ,Art Read more

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"Chateau Libido isn't one of our usual selections. Shall I unscrew it for you?" Screwcaps and cheap wine have a long association. For years, only wines of last resort had screwtops instead of corks. These wines ge,The Naked Vine Read more


This is good news for metal heads in Milwaukee, as British Steel still stands as one of the best albums that the genre has ever produced. There is little filler among the record’s nine tracks, and the bluesy feel that marked albums by,Toda... Read more

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The beautiful black-and-white photo of Vivien Leigh on the cover of Molly Haskell's compel Frankly, My Dear: ,Books Read more


The period when Jimmie Rodgers changed American popular music was one of immense cultural Meeting Jimmie Rodgers: How America's Original Roots Music Hero Changed the Pop Sounds of ,Books Read more

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The X-Ecutioners were perhaps the most promising of all outfits born of the '90s turntabli X-Pressions ,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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Maybe it was nature or maybe it was nurture. Either way, music must have been in the cards Because I Have No Control… ,Music Feature Read more

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Morrissey returns to familiar territory on his ninth solo album, Years of Refusal, re-ener Years of Refusal ,CD Reviews Read more

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The Milwaukee Brewers’ Easter gift to the city? Hopefully a victory over the Chicago Cubs, whom they’ll play tonight at 7:05 p.m.,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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It took David Sedaris a few years to find his niche. When the whirlwind success of his “SantaLand Diaries” radio essay afforded him the chance to write a book, he released 1994’s Barrel Fever, a collection divided between satirical short Read more

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I love spedini, they are such a rich, comforting food. I like their versatility, too. You can find literally hundreds if not thousands of variations; everybody has their own version. I make mine with whatever ,Just Cook It Read more

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Jeff Buckley met his father, the lauded'60s-'70s troubadour Tim Buckley, only a few times. But destiny set father and son on the same path of acclaimed cult-hood cut short by early death. Both s,Books Read more


It takes a lot for us to startfeeling sorry for high-flying financial executives who, lef The New York Times, ,Taking Liberties Read more

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Conductor Jakub Hrusa and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra pay tribute to former music director Lukas Foss, who passed away early this month, with its latest program tonight. They’ll be performing Foss’ “Ode for Orchestra” tonight Read more

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The dogs are after Boaz, 26 of them all counted, barking and snapping under vengeful, glar Waltz with Bashir ,Film Read more

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