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Author: Jocelyn Slocum

Schlaraffia Milwaukia: Calling all German-speaking men who appreciate art, humor, and friendship

In our increasingly polarized world where identities have become enmeshed with an “Us vs. Them” mentality, does there exist any such place where politics, religious affiliation, and so-called social standing have no role? Where the only prerequisite is sympathizing with the motto “In Arte Voluptas” … pleasure lies in art? Indeed, such a place exists, and one can play a part in it without leaving Milwaukee, so long as you are a man who speaks German. Founded by a group consisting predominantly of actors and artists in Prague in 1859, in a mocking response to societal structures of the...

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