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“The Pure Devil”: Excerpts of Grief and Remembrances from Victims’ Families During the Sentencing of Jeffrey Dahmer

Lost in the glamorization of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer are the lives he took. His apartment building in the Avenues West neighborhood is gone, the chocolate factory he worked at in the Valley, too, as are many of the nightclubs … Continue reading

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Constitutional

We, the group of friends and acquaintances, in order to re-read or finally read America’s signature legal document, in the face of Tyranny, with a belief in Freedom, and an uncertainty on the Framework of It All, did ordain and … Continue reading

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Four-Minute Brags

Four-minute brags, a few minutes to write about writing that took hours to accomplish … Over the next two months, I’ll have a whole mess o’ words printed for other people to see. For starters, I’ll be at the Milwaukee … Continue reading

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Groans on Film

I’ve been privileged lately to be part of two satisfying film projects, and one utter failure. First, the failure. It is a mistake to think that media at your fingertips is under your control. One of the great tricks of … Continue reading

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“We’d Never Need to Pay for Comedy”: Outtakes from a Talk with Poet Matt Cook

In a faded blue T-shirt and house-paint splattered jeans, Milwaukee’s recently anointed poet laureate, Matt Cook, shared a pitcher of beer with me during a ranging and refreshing discussion on poetry’s place in the world and, well, the world at … Continue reading

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