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Arts & Culture
1:13 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Frankenstein's Monster, Ygor Go on a Buddy Road Trip in New Novella

Lifelong horror movie buffs Paul McComas and Greg Starrett do their best Ygor and the monster.
Credit Paul McComas

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews authors Paul McComas and Greg Starrett.

Rather than idolizing superheroes, for writers Paul McComas and Greg Starrett, it was the characters that populated Universal Picture's creature features of the 1930s and '40s that caught their imaginations.

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Arts & Culture
9:42 am
Thu October 31, 2013

UWM Philosophy Professor Reconsiders Pragmatism

A new book looks at the history of the philosophy of pragmatism.
Credit Wiley-Blackwell

Lake Effect's Dan Harmon interviews Robert Schwartz, professor of philosophy at UW-Milwaukee.

Philosophy is a required course in many colleges and universities, but few of us ever get beyond that level.

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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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