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Results tagged with 'controversy'

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Community members deem new mural a racist stereotype; artist apologizes

Published Sept. 21, 2016

This weekend, after months of preparation and a seven-day installation process, Black Cat Alley officially opened to the public. One of the murals, a larger-than-life painting of an African-American man wearing an orange prison suit, has inspired passionate critique on social media.


What happened at Two Bucks on Friday night?

Published May 3, 2015

Numerous patrons and employees who were at Two Bucks on Friday night are alleging via a "Boycott Two Bucks Milwaukee" Facebook page that the owner, Lynn Forthaus, made racist comments about African American patrons and refused to serve them.


The killer nobody wants to talk about

Published April 3, 2013

With this latest death by drowning, the people who want to sound an alarm about drunken white males who stumble into the river don't want to hear anything about a serial killer. For them, the true villain has a real name: alcoholism.


For 'Wheel of Fortune' it's all how you say it

Published Dec. 26, 2012

If you've been on Earth for less than 37 years, you don't know a time when "Wheel of Fortune" hasn't been on the air. And if you ponder that for a moment, it has to be surprising that it took that long for a vernacular error to cause a stir among the show's fan base.

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Call Me Controversial

Tuesday April 8th, 2008 - Lake Villa, ILFrom one controversy to another. I feel like Amy Winehouse or Pac Man Jones. All day long I’ve been getting calls and emails asking ‘Did you see Shecky? You made front page news!’ What they’re referring to is the online comedy public...

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