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Results tagged with 'books'

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Words and music fight depression and despair in "Unplugged"

Published March 24, 2014

Local author and musician Paul McComas has made many projects, collaborating with his past work and his past self. "Unplugged," however, is much more than simply another project. Much of that is due to the performance's mission: combating rape, depression and despair, topics that sadly still desperately need just as much attention and discussion today as they did when McComas originally wrote "Unplugged" 12 years ago.

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"Cocaine Vampires" book set in Brew City

Published Jan. 4, 2014

Local writer Jim Cryns recently finished and self-published a full-length novel called "Cocaine Vampires." Despite the title, Cryns says he knew almost nothing about vampires or cocaine when he started the writing, but he does know a lot about Milwaukee, which is where the book takes place.

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10 great books ... off the top of my head

Published Dec. 28, 2013

I'm not very good at lists. I read far too many books and listen to far too much music to ever successfully narrow things down to 10. But the key is to make your list without thinking too hard about it.

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Author Rice revisits his "Summer on Haight Street"

Published Oct. 13, 2013

Back in 1967, a young Robert Rice Jr. hopped into a 1959 VW Bug with a friend of his sister's and headed out of his hometown of Milwaukee to make his way to the West Coast. Rice's road would eventually come to an end in Sacramento, the location of his new Air Force duty station, but his path would also lead him into a collision course with the legendary intersection of Haight and Ashbury.

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Getting Wisconsin down on paper

Published Oct. 6, 2013

Thanks to some great publishers that really focus their energies and efforts on getting Wisconsin down on paper, there seems to be a never-ending stream of quality literature - fiction and non - about the Badger State. Here are some recent titles that tell a portion of the Sconnie story.

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Reader blogs:

Rev. Ron reviews "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"

The Hunger Games never really interested me so I never read the books and never bothered to see the film in the theaters. However, when it was released on DVD, I gave it a shot because I will give every movie a chance (how do I know if something that looks like it won't entertain me ends up enter...

Fred Sanford Revisited

Sunday February 10th, 2013 – Lake County, IL    I’ve been dipping my toe in the water with the antiques picking game, and I think I’m going to do pretty well for several reasons. I’ve been looking for another source of income that’s flexible, and I think...

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