Books

Arts & Culture
5:05 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Book: Milwaukee Once Had a Strong Underground Punk Rock Scene

Steve Nodine's "The Cease is Increase" explores the underground world of Milwaukee's punk scene.
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North speaks with author Steve Nodine.

If you were in your teens or early twenties in Milwaukee from, say, the late '70s to early '80s, you certainly had your pick of local punk rock bands to follow.

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Arts & Culture
1:55 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Writing as a Way of Thinking & Discovering

Writing helps people think and discover themselves and the world around them.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich speaks with author Scott Russell Sanders.

Writer Scott Russell Sanders is loved by many for novels and essays, many of which carry a nature theme.  But while the environment does play a significant, vital role in his books such as A Conservationist Manifesto and his latest, Divine Animal, it’s not the only issue that he writes about.

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Books
4:22 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

'The Rosie Project's' Moral Dilemma: Can You Laugh at Someone with a Disability?

Author Graeme Simsion’s new novel features a protagonist with Aspberger's.

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Graeme Simsion, author of “The Rosie Project."

Of all the leads in romantic comedies, the hero of Australian author Graeme Simsion’s novel "The Rosie Project" is probably among the least likely: Don Tillman is a science-minded geneticist who likely has Asperger's.

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Books
4:00 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Four Fantasy Novels That Ask Real Life Questions

Philip Martin's "Purpose of Fantasy" details twelve must-read fantasy books.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews fantasy author Philip Martin.

Every year, awards like the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award honor what many people think of as “serious” fiction - weighty titles wrestling with weighty issues in a way that’s sometimes accessible, sometimes less so.

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Arts & Culture
5:34 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Move Over, Newsman: Media Ethicist Says We're All Journalists Today

Kelly McBride says that we are all journalists in the 21st century.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich speaks with Kelly McBride.

Do you think of yourself as a journalist? One media ethicist says you should - and you should follow the rules that go along with the title.

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