Books

Health & Science
10:43 am
Fri November 28, 2014

Can Emotions Be Measured In Your Brain?

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When Richard Davidson first began his doctoral work more than 30 years ago, the disciplines of neuroscience and psychology didn't play well together.

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Arts & Culture
10:18 am
Wed November 26, 2014

New York Chef Adds A Dash Of Life Lessons To Recipes

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Gabrielle Hamilton has attained a level of fame that extends beyond her New York restaurant, Prune

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Health & Science
11:43 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Astronaut Chris Hadfield's Perspective Of The World

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In the days since the Apollo missions, few astronauts have attained icon status the way Chris Hadfield has.

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Arts & Culture
4:18 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

Miriam Toews's Novel Spurs Conversations About Assisted Suicide

Miriam Toews's newest novel is just out in the United States.
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Canadian novelist Miriam Toews has covered the subject of suicide in her work before.

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Arts & Culture
8:32 am
Fri November 7, 2014

South Milwaukee Children's Book Author Releases Her 39th & 40th Books

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When it comes to children’s literature, it’s hard to beat a good animal story. And that’s good news for South Milwaukee children’s book author Janet Halfmann, who has written more than a few animal-themed books in her career.

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Education
2:41 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

How Writing And Grammar Reflects A Society

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Why is so much academic writing basically unreadable? Steven Pinker says the writers are cursed with too much knowledge. 

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Arts & Culture
2:00 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

A Caregiver's Reflection On Alzheimer's

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The death of Car Talk’s Tom Magliozzi this week of complications from Alzheimer’s has many of us thinking about our parents, our grandparents, even ourselves. 

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Arts & Culture
10:44 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Wisconsin Inspires Murder And Intrigue In New Mystery Novels

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Michael Giorgio is a longtime Wisconsin resident who lives in Waukesha; Nanci Rathbun is a longtime Wisconsinite who left for Tennessee for a time before coming back. But regardless of where they live, the Badger State is front and center in both writers’ new mystery novels.

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Arts & Culture
2:26 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

'House of Coates' Novel Takes Readers to Society's Fringes

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The people who inhabit Minnesota writer Brad Zellar’s novel, House of Coates, are all around us, but most of us rarely notice them.

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Arts & Culture
10:52 am
Tue October 14, 2014

New Novel Explores The Appeal Of The Northwoods

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For many of us, the northwoods are a place to get away for a while, and maybe recharge before returning to the rat race of city life.

For the characters in Wisconsin-native Rebecca Rasmussen’s new novel, the northwoods are part and parcel of their life. Evergreen tells the story of three generations who are connected to a remote community of sorts in northern Minnesota. 

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