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Good people should hate the hatred this nation is afflicted with

I often have people tell me that I’m a hateful human being. Sometimes, these are complete strangers who incessantly lurk like sharks in my Twitter feed, other times estranged family members firing...
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Animal Farm at 75: How George Orwell’s tale of totalitarianism remains relevant today

By Mark Satta, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Wayne State University Seventy-five years ago, in August 1946, George Orwell’s “Animal Farm” was published in the United States. It was a huge...
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Francis Scott Key: Why the author of the National Anthem was also a champion for White Supremacy

By Bennett Parten, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Yale University The battle over how we teach our country’s past is raging in a new round of History Wars. The United States is confronting the legacies...
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From Hutongs to Maglevs: Photo exhibit brings rare immersive look at Chinese culture to Milwaukee

A new immersive exhibition featuring photographic prints by Jan Serr opened on October 15 at The Warehouse, bringing a stunning collection of images to Milwaukee that documented China during its era...
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A Lakefront Art Museum: Iconic Santiago Calatrava–designed Quadracci Pavilion commemorates 20 years

The Milwaukee Art Museum is commemorating the 20th anniversary of its acclaimed Quadracci Pavilion addition, designed by internationally recognized architect Santiago Calatrava. Since the building’s...
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Wealth and political clout: What a growing middle class in China means for the rest of the world

By Amitrajeet A. Batabyal, Arthur J. Gosnell Professor of Economics, Rochester Institute of Technology China’s large and impressive accomplishments over the past four decades have spurred scholars...
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Bruce J. Kremer: Rare 1954 color photos from soldier taken in post-War Korea preserved in Milwaukee

As a resident of Milwaukee, the daughter of Bruce J. Kremer wanted to see her father’s wartime photographs preserved. That led her to the Milwaukee County Historical Society, and the attention...
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A streaming phenomenon: Why viewers can relate to the bleak world of Netflix’s Squid Game

By Sung-ae Lee, Lecturer, Asian Studies, Macquarie University Squid Game, an original Netflix drama produced in South Korea, is a streaming phenomenon. Released on 17 September, within two weeks the...
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Squid Game: A technicolor TV show of violence, betrayal, and desperation that Americans understand

By Sarah A. Son, Lecturer in Korean Studies, University of Sheffield Squid Game is anything but your typical, saccharine, soft-glow Korean television drama. In this biting commentary on life in...
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Needle in a Timestack: John Ridley’s new sci-fi film envisions a future with Black people and time travel

Written and directed by Milwaukee native John Ridley, who won an Academy Award for his “12 Years a Slave” screenplay, “Needle in a Timestack” is a science-fiction drama that...
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The old model falls apart: Big-budget movies continue shifting from theatrical debuts to streaming services

By Anthony Palomba, Visiting Assistant Professor of Business Administration, University of Virginia The trailer for “The Many Saints of Newark” features the song “Money” by The Flying Lizards. One...
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A Toxic Culture: How COVID-19 has caused youth harassment to skyrocket in online gaming

By Amanda Cote, Assistant Professor of Media Studies/Game Studies, University of Oregon As COVID-19 has driven much of life online and fueled a boom in online gaming, harassment in these and other...
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