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Real kids review "Real Pirates"

Published Jan. 22, 2013

In mid-December, Bobby Tanzilo wrote a great preview piece about "Real Pirates," the current temporary exhibit at the Milwaukee Public Museum. I returned yesterday with three kids in tow to get their perspective.


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.


"Real Pirates" explains the intersection of slavery and piracy

Published Dec. 17, 2012

The National Geographic exhibition is called "Real Pirates," but the sprawling new show at Milwaukee Public Museum is more complex than the name suggests. The focus is the story of the Whydah, but the three-masted, 300-ton galley was built in Britain in 1715 to carry slaves from West Africa to the Caribbean. Suddenly, this is more than a Depp-style fantasy tale of swashbuckling buccaneers.


It's not slavery when you average $5 million per year

Published Oct. 19, 2011

Bryant Gumbel, the race-baiting impresario of the remarkably reported Real Sports program, is at it again, choosing to liken our country's darkest past human rights violations with multi-millionaires getting a slightly smaller piece of the pie. It is irrelevant to him that average families no longer can afford to attend games, but it does lead you to wonder how he is able to retain his bully pulpit to aim his verbal daggers at anyone who dares enter his vitriolic realm.


Black History Month

Published Feb. 20, 2008

It's February and that means it's Black History Month! This event, celebrated annually in the U.S. and the U.K., was founded in 1926 by an African-American historian Carter G. Woodson.

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