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3:50 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Wisconsin Native Puts a Young Adult Spin on 'When Harry Met Sally'

Elizabeth Eulberg's "Better Off Friends" is her first book set in her home state of Wisconsin.
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The iconic 1989 romantic comedy “When Harry Met Sally," starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan, asked a pretty adult question: “Can a man and a woman be just friends?”

Twenty-five years later, a new novel for young adult is trying tries to take on that very same premise. 

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Arts & Culture
12:24 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

POEMS: Milwaukee Writer Explores 'Addicts & Basements'

Robert Vaughan's first full-length book features poems, short stories and prose-poems about the darker side of human nature.
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Milwaukee author and poet Robert Vaughan - known to WUWM listeners as the editor of our Flash Fiction Fridays editor - has just published his first full-length book, Addicts and Basements.

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Regional
4:48 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Prost? Try Lloniannau, Since Milwaukee's First Brewers Were Actually Welsh

Frederick Miller was one of Milwaukee's four beer barons to gave back to the community.
Credit Brian Stechschulte, flickr

Every summer, thousands of people come to Milwaukee to celebrate German Fest with a pint or two of Milwaukee’s German beer.

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Health & Science
1:47 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Modern Medical Practices come from 19th Century Quackery and Your Mother

Marketplace of the Marvelous: The Strange Origins of Modern Medicine explores the different forms of 19th Century "quackery" that we use today.
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Mom is the first person many of us turn to when we are sick. She has that certain magic touch and knows what we need in order to feel better.

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Arts & Culture
11:22 am
Tue February 11, 2014

Exclusive Audio: A Conversation with Author Sue Monk Kidd

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
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Sue Monk Kidd’s latest book,  The Invention of Wings, is a novel, but it’s based on the very real lives of sisters Sarah and Angelina Grimké, abolitionists and suffragists in the first half of the 19th Century. Their story is little told outside of academic circle, but Kidd would argue that it’s just as important, and just as interesting.

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Health & Science
6:10 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Book: How to Raise Your Daughter to Be a Critical Thinker, Not a 'Sassy Diva'

Author Melissa Atkins Wardy was inspired to help other parents redefine "girly" after she struggled to find aviation-themed clothes for her daughter.
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A Janesville writer is taking on gender expectations in hopes we can avoid the sexualization and stereotyping of girls.

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Arts & Culture
1:30 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Malcolm Gladwell Says We Got the Story of David and Goliath All Wrong

The story of David and Goliath gets a closer look in Malcolm Gladwell's book. The illustration is by Robert Temple Ayres.
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We all know the biblical story of David and Goliath, in which the outsized and outmatched young David defeats the giant Goliath in battle with only the use of a stone.

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Books
5:08 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

A City-Wide Book Club? New Wauwatosa Program Fosters Reading and Community

The Tosa All-City Read ramps up this month and runs through February.
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The city of Wauwatosa is expanding the tradition book club concept - to include the entire community.

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Books
12:00 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Heroes of "Hollow Earth" Breathe Life, Adventure Into Art

Authors John and Carole Barrowman at WUWM
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Have you ever looked at a painting in an art gallery and wished you could become part of the world the artist created?

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Books
4:56 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

LISTEN: Pulitzer Winner Paul Harding Reads from Latest Book, 'Enon'

Paul Harding follows up his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel with a story of a man facing the ultimate devastation.
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Writer Paul Harding gave himself a tough act to follow. His first novel, Tinkers, won the Pulitzer Prize in 2010. 

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