As the country heads to the fiscal brink amid political posturing, it's easy to think that our current political environment is more polarized than it was in the past - that back in the old days, consensus was the norm, politicians didn't calculate with precision their next moves, and war wasn't politicized.
If you have young kids in the family, you may open handmade gifts this month – holiday projects little fingers crafted at school. Perhaps adult relatives or friends will also offer their own creations.
WUWM’s Ann-Elise Henzl found places in town where “grown-ups” are taking time to explore their creative side, or, in some cases, learn crafts of past generations.
Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews William Joyce.
Last weekend’s returns at movie theater box offices were, perhaps, not all that surprising. The latest installment in the Twilight series remains on top, followed, for a second straight week, by “Skyfall,” the latest James Bond movie.
Contributor Gianofer Fields introduces us to artist Joshua Hunt.
For the past several months, Lake Effect's material culture contributor Gianofer Fields has been asking artists throughout Wisconsin a simple question: if you had only one tool at your disposal to practice your craft, what would it be? For some artists, who already use only a select few tools in creating their art, it was an easy choice; others simply couldn't - or wouldn't - choose.
Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Jim Krueger.
Illustrators get much of the credit for a successful comic book or graphic novel. And certainly the visuals are what separate those works from a standard novel or short story. But the story is the backbone of any novel, graphic or not. And Jim Krueger is a master at coming up with those stories.
We’ve had our share of musicially talented people through the Lake Effect studio over the years – and some musically talented people who have actually worked here. In the Lake Effect bungalow, our own Trapper Schoepp and his band just finished a tour with the Wallflowers. Down the hall, Jason Mohr does vocals and guitars with Juniper Tar, and Tom May plays brass in the band Take Solace.
Click to Enlarge PhotoThe former Administration building on the Milwaukee County Grounds is one of four buildings there designed by Alexander Eschweiler. Their fate is in question in the midst of new development.
Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Reporter Jon Olson of Wauwatosa Now.
Some time in the next few days, the first major physical signs of new development will take place at the Milwaukee County Grounds in Wauwatosa. A parkway will be constructed as the construction of UWM's new Innovation Park gets underway. The first new building will be a business incubator facility.