Lake Effect

Arts & Culture
1:08 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Journal 'Great Lakes Review' Gathers Local Authors, Editors

Whether authors prefer writing on computer, by hand, or by typewriter, the editors and readers of the Great Lakes Review are interested in what creative writing is out there.
Credit wikipedia

    

Even in an increasingly digital world, there is still a place for the printed page.  Two years ago, a group of writers and editors from around the Great Lakes region pooled their resources to found a new literary journal. 

The Great Lakes Review began in Ohio, through the efforts of Rob Jackson, but the magazine, which comes out twice a year, now encompasses editors and writers from the United States and Canada.

Read more
Arts & Culture
12:44 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Myles Coyne is 'Taking Things as They Come'

Myles Coyne at WUWM
Eleanor Peterson, WUWM

Musician Myles Coyne was obsessed with comic books when he was growing up in Escanaba, Michigan, feasting on the creativity of the images. Music came a little later, when Coyne and his family moved to Green Bay while in he was high school. He became friends with fellow students who were in a band and never looked back.

Read more
Economy & Business
12:41 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Report: How Healthy is Milwaukee's Non-Profit Sector?

While philanthropist giving has increased with the number of charities, charities still split funds.
Credit Wikimedia commons

Last week, Milwaukee’s non-partisan Public Policy Forum released its newest report. Under the microscope this time was the health of the area’s non-profit sector. The report looked at levels of growth, both in terms of numbers of not for profit organizations, as well as trends in contributions and revenue.

Read more
Arts & Culture
11:44 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Wisconsin Native Relishes Touring with 'The Phantom'

Wisconsin native Linda Balgord is touring as Madame Giry in Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'The Phantom of the Opera.'
Credit Marcus Center

    

Milwaukee’s Marcus Center for the Performing Arts is the home venue for many local performing arts organizations, from Milwaukee Symphony to the ballet and the Florentine Opera. 

But it also hosts performances by any number of national touring companies.  Each year, the center unveils its Broadway at the Marcus Center series schedule, featuring performances of big Broadway musicals that people might not see, unless they traveled to New York or London.

Read more
Arts & Culture
10:53 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Serene Door County Becomes Setting for Gruesome Murders in New Mystery Series

Patricia Skalka's 'Death Stalks Door County' is the first in a new mystery series set in Door County.
Credit Amazon

 

 

 

Wisconsin is fortunate enough to have one of the most popular destination areas in the country. Door County is known for its rustic elegance, its natural beauty, its jams and jellies. It is also known for its peace and serenity.

Read more
Commentary
1:46 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Essay: A New Father’s Tenderness

Credit Natevawser, flickr

Lake Effect contributor Lane Pierce reads her essay, "A New Father’s Tenderness."

When I was pregnant with my son I was lucky enough to work with many new moms. We would take short breaks to grab a cup of joe, in my case, decaf, and I would ask countless questions about what was to come.

Read more
Arts & Culture
3:32 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Sample Some of Milwaukee's Characters in Mozina's "Quality Snacks"

Andy Mozina's second book, Quality Snacks, features fifteen short stories about the characters that he grew up with in the Brookfield/Milwaukee area.
Credit Boswell Books

    

Brookfield native Andy Mozina's second collection of short stories has just been published.  In Quality Snacks, Mozina, who is a professor of English at Kalamazoo College in Michigan, finds many of his characters inhabiting the Milwaukee area of his own childhood.

Read more
Arts & Culture
3:03 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Italian Chef Looks to Da Vinci for Inspiration

Chef Maria Liberati in WUWM's kitchen
Bonnie North, WUWM

We are in full festival swing in Milwaukee. This weekend is the annual celebration of all things Italian, also known as Festa Italiana. And in between bocce games, gondola rides, and fast Ferraris, you can also find special guests like internationally renowned chef Maria Liberati. Liberati in an award winning author and blogger of The Basic Art of Italian Cooking series, and the newest one is called Da Vinci style.

Read more
Arts & Culture
2:19 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Essay: From Greece to A Minnesota Parking Garage, My Great Outdoor Theater Odyssey

Liam Callanan at the Epidaurus Theater
Credit Liam Callanan

An essay by Liam Callanan.

Lake Effect essayist Liam Callanan essayist goes on a thematic road trip.

Read more
Arts & Culture
10:57 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Listening to Mitchell: South Side Story

Mitchell Street
Credit Listening to Mitchell

Listening to Mitchell voices in the order of appearance: Jocasta Zamarripa, Jim Witkowiak, Peggy Romo West, Milt Pivar, Jorge Lopez, Jesse Rodriguez, Edgar Mendez, Jose Lopez

Listening to Mitchell is a public art project by Sonja Thomsen and Adam Carr.

Read more

Pages