When you are a kid, a lot of the world seems like a mystery in need of figuring out. And probably the most obvious example of that is figuring out your parents.
That’s what Miles Adler-Hart sets out to do from a pretty young age. He’s the fictional hero of Green Bay native Mona Simpson’s latest novel, Casebook. Miles goes so far as to employ investigative techniques to snoop on his mother as she and his father divorce, and she starts dating the mysterious Eli.
Libraries are known to be a treasure-trove of information new and old. Although the role the library plays in today’s society is shifting, Milwaukee Public Libraries are currently building a new library for the East Side.
On a Sunday morning in February 2008, Wisconsin native Matt Manger-Lynch was killed after being struck by a van during a bicycle race in Chicago. He was 29 years old. A chef, a cyclist, an outdoorsman, an adventurer, he left behind his parents, his brother, a wife, and family and friends across the globe.
There are a lot of human inventions, like philosophy and religion that attempt to answer the big questions: Why are we here? Do we have a purpose? Why are we so unhappy so much of the time? What does it mean to be a Boston Red Sox fan when they actually win the World Series? And do we have the capacity to change?
The line goes something like this: it was midnight in the city that keeps its secrets… Like all cities, there are quite a few out of the way and forgotten corners of Milwaukee. Some are hidden in plain sight; others take a bit of sleuthing. And as Bobby Tanzilo found out, some of them require no fear of spiders, heights, or closed spaces to access.
"We're trying to figure out what people are talking about, and specifically to Milwaukee, we're pitching Milwaukee and the bookstore as a place for, say, authors to visit over the next year," says Tanzilo.