Books

Arts & Culture
4:09 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

5 Facts You Didn't Know About Spanish Painter Diego Velázquez

"The Toilet of Venus" - aka the Rokeby Venus - by Diego Velazquez is the subject of an enduring art history mystery at the heart of a novel by author Barbara Mujica.
Credit National Art Collections Fund, 1906

The 17th century wasn't kind to Spain. The formerly powerful empire was crumbling, burdened by debt and a corrupt government.

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Arts & Culture
6:31 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Church Newsletters Brought a Bit of Home to Milwaukee Soldiers in WWII

Milwaukee author Betty Mullins with copies of "The Apostle," a parish newsletter edited by her mother and other young women during WWII. It was sent to soldiers fighting abroad.
Credit Mitch Teich

As Milwaukee soldiers fought on the front lines during World War II thousands of miles away, several young women from the city's south side worked to make the homefront seem a little closer.

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Regional
3:54 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

PHOTOS: Wisconsin Veterans Take 'Honor Flight' to WWII Memorial

A Wisconsin veteran stands beside the WWII memorial in Washington, D.C. as part of the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight program.
Courtney Lutz

For almost a decade, a group of volunteers has undertaken the task of bringing veterans of World War II to visit the Washington, D.C. monument honoring their sacrifice.

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Environment
1:37 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

PHOTOS: The Deadly Great Lakes 'Hurricane' of 1913

The Louisiana caught fire and burned in Door County. The crew escaped but had to survive the storm.
"November's Fury" page 35

A hundred years ago this week, a nasty storm blew across the Great Lakes - and into history.

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Health & Science
11:06 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Astrophysicist Looks at the World through the Rear View Mirror

Powered by a central white pulsar, the Crab Nebula contains rapid rotation, a strong magnetic field that generates jets of matter and anti-matter, and an intense outward wind.
NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center

Astrophysicist Dave Goldberg asks a basic question - in a world of matter and anti-matter - why are we here?

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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

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

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

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

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

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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