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Film scholar Gilberto Perez offers insightful analysis of classic Hollywood as well as foreign filmmakers. Read more

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'No Horizon Is So Far' is a vividly descriptive memoir by the first women to cross Antarctica, Liv Arnesen and Ann Bancroft. Read more

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Iron Curtain Journals is an intimate look into the mind of poet Allen Ginsberg during his 1965 journey to Cuba, Czechoslovakia and Russia. Read more

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Kenosha-based writer Michael Schumacher has been fishing the Great Lakes for good shipwreck stories, and in Torn in Two he finds the human element amidst ship and storms, giving a sense for life on the lakes in the last century. Read more

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Milwaukee native Michael Schumacher’s The Contest is large and filled with facts, telling details and observations about the people and events of its momentous year. Read more

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In So Famous and So Gay: The Fabulous Potency of Truman Capote and Gertrude Stein, Jeff Solomon seeks to understand the work of Truman Capote and Gertrude Stein, and their popularity, by reference to a “queer aesthetic." Read more

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For defining the anguish of society’s outsiders with his 1955 poem “Howl," Allen Ginsberg became a characteristic voice of the Beat generation. First Thought: Conversations with Allen Ginsberg, edited by Michael Schumacher, collects 18 i... Read more

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Kenosha writer Michael Schumacher has become Wisconsin’s foremost historian of the Great Lakes. While doing research for a book, he came upon an obscure, long out of print title by Midwest author Mary Frances Doner (1893-1985)—The Salvager:... Read more

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Steampunk began as an undercurrent in fantasy literature. Soon, a subculture grouped around its varied visions of an alternate Victorian-Edwardian world. The essays in Like Clockwork: Steampunk Pasts, Presents, & Futures examine the phenome... Read more

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Published in Rolling Stone and The Village Voice, Jim Walsh, the Minnesota writer-musician, is a good and heartfelt essayist and memoirist. A cross-section of his work is collected in Bar Yarns and Manic Depressive Mix Tapes, and despite th... Read more

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Somepeople, especially the professional complainers of political correctness, havecalled “The Little Rascals” racist. In consequence, many episodes from thisseries of short movies from the 1930s have been shelved or censore.. Read more

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Oneof the pleasures of Kiss the Blood Off My Hands: On Classic Film Noir (published by University of Minnesota Press) is Philippa Gates’ essay, “TheFemale Detective in Film Noir.” The Canadian film studies professor sets out torevise assump.. Read more

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 Japanese cartoons, or manga, are the primarysource for that nation’s distinctive genre of animated film, anime. Edited byFrenchy Lunning, Tezuka’s Manga Life (University of Minnesota Press) is an essay collection on the work of th.. Read more

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 Hollywood’sinfamous casting couch wasn’t just for actresses. Some actors advanced along thesame route via the industry’s influential, closeted gays. Long timeentertainment journalist Robert Hofler, in his tell-all The Man Who Inve.. Read more

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 Anime,the distinctly Japanese genre of animation, is inherently subversive. Notnecessarily by supporting any particular ideology but for undermining theCartesian philosophy and aesthetics that insists upon dividing the world intwo.. Read more

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 Theyare beautiful, those images of the cosmos produced from photos taken from theorbiting Hubble Telescope. And those brightly colored pictures of spiralinggalaxies against the expanse of infinity have permeated popular consciousne.. Read more

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 Manyfilm buffs consider Werner Herzog as a ‘70s art house director who moved intodocumentaries during the past 15 years, but as Eric Ames reminds us, Herzogmade documentaries from the start. Ames’ book, Ferocious Reality: Docum.. Read more

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 F.Scott Fitzgerald was one of 20th century America’s great writers andlike many important authors of his era, he tried his hand in Hollywood. ScottDonaldson’s biography F. Scott Fitzgerald: Fool for Love is concerned chieflywith the.. Read more

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