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Milwaukeeans share stories from the day JFK died

Published Nov. 21, 2013

Fifty years ago tomorrow, President John F. Kennedy was fatally shot in Dallas. Here are the memories of numerous Milwaukeeans - including a few contributors - who are old enough to remember details from one of America's darkest days.


"To the Promised Land" weighed down by lofty ambitions

Published Jan. 26, 2013

The world premiere of "To the Promised Land" that opened Friday night at First Stage Children's Theater has some lofty ambitions. The play looks at an imaginary confluence of a young black girl in 1969 Milwaukee and Golda Meir, the first female prime minister of Israel, who had moved to Milwaukee six decades earlier.


Bai Ling stars in Milwaukee filmmaker's new movie

Published Nov. 9, 2012

The short "teaser" film "Yellow Hill: The Stranger's Tale," starring Bai Ling, tells the story of an immigrant wanderer with a broken heart who fights to save a community of oppressed Chinese emigres. It premieres Saturday night at the Milwaukee Art Museum's Lubar Theater.


Historians gather this week in Milwaukee for annual conference

Published April 18, 2012

Get ready, Milwaukee. More than 2,000 experts on American history - though not all from the United States - will descend on Brew City this week. The 2012 annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians (OAH) and National Council on Public History (NCPH) takes place beginning today at the Frontier Airlines Center.


Alexander Hamilton can kiss my ass

Published April 26, 2008

I was recently enraptured by HBO's latest mini series, "John Adams." It smacked of historical truth and a sincere attempt to present an honest portrayal. The well-thought out details about oral health, timing of revolutionary events and primitive interior design were all interesting and genuine interpretations.

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