Books

Arts & Culture
5:35 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Badlands Offer Good Inspiration for Writer's First Book

A painting by Dale Beckman of the Montana Badlands serves as cover art for Tom Biel's first book.
Credit Tom Biel

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews Milwaukee author Tom Biel.

Landscapes often serve as the inspiration for fiction.  Some even have names as evocative as their geology.

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World
2:41 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

UNICEF CEO Zeroes in on Preventing Children's Deaths Globally

I Believe in Zero: Learning from the World's Children, written by UNICEF CEO Caryl Stern.
Credit UNICEF

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews UNICEF CEO Caryl Stern.

Children everywhere are among the most vulnerable parts of the population, but no more so than in the developing world. 

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Arts & Culture
5:11 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Photog Captures 'Tough Kind of Beauty' in Daily Life on Wisconsin Farm

Gordy Lamberty hands make this tough kind of beauty possible.
Craig Schreiner

Lake Effect's Eleanor Peterson interviews photojournalist Craig Schreiner.

Sometimes during the hustle and bustle of the city life, people need to escape. Some escape to the country roads of Wisconsin, looking for that serenity.

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Regional
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
1:44 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Nickelodeon's Creators, Actors 'Explain It All' In New Oral History

One of the many iterations of the Nickelodeon channel's logo donned the doors to Nickelodeon studios in California.
Credit Gareth Simpson/Flickr

Lake Effect's Eleanor Peterson interviews author Mathew Klickstein on the history of Nickelodeon.

From the Sprout Network to Nick Jr., there are a lot of options out there in kids' television programming.

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Arts & Culture
4:04 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Novel Shines New Light on Real Life 19th Century Murderer

Hannah Kent's novel is called "Burial Rites."
Credit Nicholas Purcell photo

Writer Hannah Kent talks about her novel, "Burial Rites," with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.

Australian writer Hannah Kent traveled about as far away from home as she could as a teenage exchange student: Iceland.

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Arts & Culture
4:26 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Barracuda in the Attic: Growing Up With a Literary Lion

Memoir by Kipp Friedman

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich talks with writer Kipp Friedman.

The writer Bruce Jay Friedman was known to many in the 1960s, ‘70s, and 80’s for novels such as Stern, stage plays such as Scuba Duba, and screenplays such as Stir Crazy, Splash and The Lonely Guy.

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Arts & Culture
10:03 am
Tue October 1, 2013

New Novel Explores A Centuries-Old Conspiracy Theory About A Bavarian King

Oliver Pötzsch is the author of the new novel “The Ludwig Conspiracy.”

Lake Effect's Dan Harmon interviews author Oliver Pötzsch.

The Milwaukee Film Festival, which runs into next week features both films with local ties, and also internationally significant titles.

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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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Arts & Culture
3:12 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

From Meat Packer to Cultural Ambassador, Frederick Layton Gave Art to Milwaukee

"Portrait of Frederick Layton," by Eastman Johnson, 1893
Credit Dedra Walls, Milwaukee Art Museum

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews authors and historians Eric Vogel and John Eastberg about Frederick Layton.

His name may be common on Milwaukee street signs and in neighborhoods, but many people today really don't know Frederick Layton's importance to the cultural landscape of the city.

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