The Milwaukee Brewers drew more than three million fans to Miller Park a couple years ago, as they made their most recent playoff appearance. The numbers have dropped a little in more recent times, but baseball is still a popular ticket through the summer here - and around the country.
But turn back the clock to the 19th Century, and the hottest ticket in town, as far as sports were concerned, was the sport of pedestrianism. Watching people walk, around a track, often for days at a time.
The cover photo for Khalil Muhammad's book "The Condemnation of Blackness" was taken by Richard Hoe Lawrence and depicting what was called "A Downtown Morgue." It was included in Jacob Riis' "How the Other Half Lives."
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.
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.
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.