No one knows exactly who coined the term "creative nonfiction," though author and writing teacher Lee Gutkind staked his claim on the phrase when he founded a literary journal by the same name in 1993. In fact, Vanity Fair Read more


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The wattage of Anne Hathaway's star power is rare in contemporary Hollywood and the bright Rachel Getting Married ,Film Read more

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Fittingly enough for aone-time Dave Matthews opening act, singer-songwriter Bob Schneider The Californian ,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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Alternately exhilarating and frustrating, Music for Pictures collects 29 pieces culled and Music for Pictures ,CD Reviews Read more

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Against the wishes of the split-pea soup lobby, The Exorcist screens tonight at midnight a The Exorcist ,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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Milwaukee native Tyanna Clayton Mallet is making a difference as a Peace Corps volunteer i What inspired you to join the Peace Corps and travel halfway around the world to Ghana? ,Off the Cuff Read more

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After reading through Rolling Stone's recent "50 Reasons to Watch TV" article, I wondered if it might be possible to, at the very least, assemble some sort of argument for avoiding television. That isn't to say a little TV isn't bad I like to watc.. Read more

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The first time I read a Sherman Alexie book, I was in my second year of college. We were looking at his book, Indian Killer, which somehow managed to touch on about a hundred different topics at once. A professor with a sconce of Indian blood in .. Read more

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