Nathan Royster

Lake Effect Intern

Son, Brother, Intern. Nathan is a graduate of UW-Milwaukee with a degree in English-Creative Writing.

He enjoys reading on the couch.


Arts & Culture
7:14 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Forget Peanuts and Cracker Jacks: Baseball Souvenirs Were Invented in Milwaukee

Merchandise sold at Milwaukee Brewers game
Eyton Z/Flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews sportswriter Steve Rushin.

Everybody wants a piece of baseball history, but it turns out, souvenirs are a unique part of the game's story in their own right.

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6:00 am
Thu November 28, 2013

Bestselling Vegetarian Cookbook Author Eats Meat

Bestselling vegetarian cookbook author Mollie Katzen says she wants to help people rethink what should be at the heart of their plates.

Lake Effect's Nathan Royster interviews cookbook author Mollie Katzen.

Since the late 1970s, The Moosewood Cookbook has been considered perhaps the most influential vegetarian cookbook ever written. But its author doesn't consider herself as a vegetarian.

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2:05 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Stone Creek Spills the Beans on Selecting the Best Coffee

Lake Effect's Nathan Royster tours Stone Creek Coffee's 5th Street Factory with Christian Ott.

When it comes to coffee, most of us are thinking no further than brewing and drinking it.

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3:52 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Guide Explores Milwaukee's 'Cosmo Corner'

Travel writer Tom Pilarzyk explores Milwaukee's "cosmo corner."
Credit Boswell Books

Lake Effect's Nathan Royster interviews travel guide writer Tom Pilarzyk.

For those of you who think you know Milwaukee pretty well, Tom Pilarzyk would like to challenge that notion.

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Arts & Culture
11:56 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Filmmaker Finds Meaning in India

Steve Hoover's "Blood Brother" documentary on an orphanage for HIV positive children
Credit Steve Hoover

Steve Hoover talks with Lake Effect's Dan Harmon about his new documentary.

There are a lot of movies out there about protagonists trying to find themselves in exotic locations, like India – think Eat, Pray, Love.

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Arts & Culture
10:59 am
Tue October 1, 2013

The Cucaranchula: A Short Film on Creative Rejection

The Cucaranchula

Lake Effect intern Nathan Royster interviews filmmaker Kate Balsley.

Kate Balsley’s short film – being screened at the Milwaukee Film Festival – draws upon personal experience on the topic of creative rejection. Her film is called The Cucaranchula.

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Arts & Culture
4:22 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

New Book Features "Eyes of India" and Work of Milwaukee Kids

Lake Effect's Nathan Royster speaks with Michael Greer about "The Eyes of India."

Art is often a leap of faith - an innate belief that your painting, or your music, or writing is going to touch people the way you intended. 

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Politics & Government
5:13 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Senator Johnson Pioneers 'Tele-Town Halls'

Sen. Ron Johnson hosting constituents visiting Washington, DC. His efforts to use "tele-town halls" are featured in a new Milwaukee Magazine article.
Credit Senate website

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich talks to Milwaukee Magazine's Larry Sandler about his article "The Red Phone" in September's Issue.

For years, local town hall meetings have been a venue enabling people to have access to their elected officials. But politics and technology are changing the town hall dynamic for at least one Wisconsin politician.

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4:04 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Marquette Program Connects International Students, Milwaukee Friends

The International Friendship Program at Marquette University helps international students get off campus to learn about American culture.
Credit Cornell

Mitch Teich talks with The International Friendship Program

The Milwaukee area’s colleges and universities draw students from around the country – but increasingly, they’re attracting students from around the world.

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Arts & Culture
4:51 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

PHOTOS: Skatepark Ramps Up Local Talent

The view inside the 4 Seasons Skatepark in Milwaukee
Dan Harmon, Nathan Royster

Lake Effect’s Dan Harmon and Nathan Royster go to Milwaukee's 4 Seasons Skatepark and speak with founder Neal Levin and operations manager Jeff Gozdowiak.

You'd never guess from its quiet, old red brick exterior that the Wisconsin Electric building off I-94 near Marquette University is full of fast-paced activity.

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