Eleanor Peterson http://wuwm.com en Sample Some of Milwaukee's Characters in Mozina's "Quality Snacks" http://wuwm.com/post/sample-some-milwaukees-characters-mozinas-quality-snacks <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Brookfield native <a href="http://andymozina.com/" target="_blank">Andy </a><a href="http://andymozina.com/" target="_blank">Mozina</a>'s second collection of short stories has just been published. &nbsp;In <em>Quality Snacks</em>,&nbsp;Mozina, who is a professor of English at Kalamazoo College in Michigan, finds many of his characters inhabiting the Milwaukee area of his own childhood.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:32:26 +0000 Eleanor Peterson & Mitch Teich 36349 at http://wuwm.com Sample Some of Milwaukee's Characters in Mozina's "Quality Snacks" Italian Chef Looks to Da Vinci for Inspiration http://wuwm.com/post/italian-chef-looks-da-vinci-inspiration <p></p><p></p><p>We are in full festival swing in Milwaukee. This weekend is the annual celebration of all things Italian, also known as Festa Italiana. And in between bocce games, gondola rides, and fast Ferraris, you can also find special guests like internationally renowned chef Maria Liberati. Liberati in an award winning author and blogger of <a href="http://www.marialiberati.com/" target="_blank"><em>The Basic Art of Italian Cooking</em></a> series, and the newest one is called Da Vinci style.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:03:16 +0000 Eleanor Peterson & Bonnie North 36347 at http://wuwm.com Italian Chef Looks to Da Vinci for Inspiration B-9!: How Two Oneida Women Dabbed Bingo into the Tribe's History to Save Community http://wuwm.com/post/b-9-how-two-oneida-women-dabbed-bingo-tribes-history-save-community <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The Potawotomi tribe recently announced it has dropped the word "bingo" from its casino complex in Milwaukee, which will soon include a hotel.&nbsp;</p><p>While gambling is a huge industry for several Native American tribes in Wisconsin, it was bingo that for years was the heart of Indian gaming here.&nbsp; And its origins had relatively modest goals.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:17:23 +0000 Eleanor Peterson 36251 at http://wuwm.com B-9!: How Two Oneida Women Dabbed Bingo into the Tribe's History to Save Community Web Exclusive: Behind the Scenes at the New East Library, The Standard at East Library http://wuwm.com/post/web-exclusive-behind-scenes-new-east-library-standard-east-library <p>Last month, librarians of Milwaukee Public Library's East Library put a <a href="http://wuwm.com/post/library-represents-today-time-capsule-people-tomorrow" target="_blank">time capsule</a> in the wall of the new building so that a future generation can find artifacts about what was used in libraries when the library was built. Since then, construction workers of Stevens Construction have put up the dry wall, adding definition to the new library's interior.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:25:45 +0000 Eleanor Peterson 36239 at http://wuwm.com Web Exclusive: Behind the Scenes at the New East Library, The Standard at East Library Milwaukee's N'awlins Brass Band, Stubby Chubbz, Livens Up the City's Music Scene http://wuwm.com/post/milwaukees-nawlins-brass-band-stubby-chubbz-livens-citys-music-scene <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Throughout most of the country, funerals are a time of grieving for family members, mourning the loss of a loved one. New Orleans is the exception: they celebrate the life of the loved one, often accompanied by loud brass instruments playing down the street.</span></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 19:23:43 +0000 Eleanor Peterson 35106 at http://wuwm.com Milwaukee's N'awlins Brass Band, Stubby Chubbz, Livens Up the City's Music Scene Son Makes a 'Casebook' on His Parents' Lives http://wuwm.com/post/son-makes-casebook-his-parents-lives <p></p><p>When you are a kid, a lot of the world seems like a mystery in need of figuring out.&nbsp; And probably the most obvious example of that is figuring out your parents.</p><p>That’s what Miles Adler-Hart sets out to do from a pretty young age.&nbsp; He’s the fictional hero of Green Bay native Mona Simpson’s latest novel, <a href="http://boswell.indiebound.com/book/9780385351416" target="_blank"><em>Casebook</em></a>.&nbsp; Miles goes so far as to employ investigative techniques to snoop on his mother as she and his father divorce, and she starts dating the mysterious Eli.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 18:32:29 +0000 Eleanor Peterson & Mitch Teich 35123 at http://wuwm.com Son Makes a 'Casebook' on His Parents' Lives Numbers Help Police Predict Upcoming Crimes http://wuwm.com/post/numbers-help-police-predict-upcoming-crimes <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Over the last few months, there have been periodic outbreaks of violence in Milwaukee during the weekends, or other several day stretches, with sudden increases in shootings or other criminal unrest.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 17:59:20 +0000 Eleanor Peterson & Mitch Teich 35101 at http://wuwm.com Numbers Help Police Predict Upcoming Crimes Library Represents Today in Time Capsule for People of Tomorrow http://wuwm.com/post/library-represents-today-time-capsule-people-tomorrow <p></p><p>Libraries are known to be a treasure-trove of information new and old. Although the role the library plays in today’s society is shifting, Milwaukee Public Libraries are currently building a new library for the East Side.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 13:54:14 +0000 Eleanor Peterson 34778 at http://wuwm.com Library Represents Today in Time Capsule for People of Tomorrow Russian-Native Provides a Nesting Doll Full of Short Stories in New Book http://wuwm.com/post/russian-native-provides-nesting-doll-full-short-stories-new-book <p></p><p></p><p>If you are an American, the chances are good you know little, if anything, about the eastern Russian city of <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magadan" target="_blank">Magadan</a>.</p><p>But if you’re a Russian of a certain age, you would think of it as a remote place where dissidents were sent to live under Stalin.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:24:18 +0000 Eleanor Peterson & Mitch Teich 34762 at http://wuwm.com Russian-Native Provides a Nesting Doll Full of Short Stories in New Book Lovell, Marquette's First Lay Leader, Prepares for his First Day http://wuwm.com/post/lovell-marquettes-first-lay-leader-prepares-his-first-day <p></p><p></p><p>The news this Spring that <a href="http://www.marquette.edu/leadership/presidential-search-announcement-032614.php" target="_blank">Michael Lovell</a> would leave his role as Chancellor at UW-Milwaukee to become the next President of Marquette University stunned many in the Milwaukee community.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:07:40 +0000 Eleanor Peterson & Mitch Teich 34761 at http://wuwm.com Lovell, Marquette's First Lay Leader, Prepares for his First Day