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12:46 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

William Joyce: A "Vast Story Armada" to Defend Childhood (a little longer, anyway)

Author/illustrator William Joyce shows off his dapper outer space attire in a recent self portrait.
Credit William Joyce

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.

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Environment
2:24 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

Study Examines Dangers of Chemical Compounds in Great Lakes

UWM postdoctoral researcher Matt Dellinger is studying how certain compounds end up in the Great Lakes - and what impact they could have on ecological and human health.

A new study explores the effects of emerging contaminants on the Great Lakes.

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Health & Science
12:29 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

Secrets to Preventing Back and Neck Pain

Back in pain? Try these helpful tips.

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews Doctor of Chiropractic Josh Zumstein.

Sit up straight. Don't slouch. Lift with your knees, not with your back.

We've all heard these tips to avoid wrenching our backs, but given the pervasiveness of chronic back pain among Americans, we clearly aren't following these instructions.

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Arts & Culture
12:00 am
Sat December 1, 2012

Artist Gets Primitive in 'One Tool Challenge'

With just some wood and an ax, Milwaukee artist Joshua Hunt creates this piece.

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.

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Arts & Culture
1:37 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Comic Book Script Writing: Vital, And Yet Often Overlooked

Cover art from Jim Krueger's story, "The Foot Soldiers."
Credit Jim Krueger

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.

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