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Much More Than Cheeseheads -- Amazing Wisconsin Women

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 10.28.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

My trip to Milwaukee got me thinking about women associated with Wisconsin and their contributions to advancing the culture and economy of the U.S. As you might guess, these contributions are significant and quite varied.

LOOK: Black History Photo Of The Day

Posted 02.24.2013 | Black Voices

A picture is certainly worth a thousand words. What better way to celebrate Black History Month than by taking a moment to acknowledge the snapshots o...

She's Not Dead Yet

Courtney Garcia | Posted 03.09.2013 | Comedy
Courtney Garcia

When I went home for the holidays this year, I overheard my mom and uncle discussing arrangements for my grandmother's funeral, which struck me off-guard since my grandma's not dead.

'Antiques Roadshow': Amazing Signed 'Gone With The Wind'

Posted 04.24.2012 | TV

Are you a Windie? Do you know what a Windie is? On "Antiques Roadshow" (Mon., 8 p.m. ET on PBS), a woman brought in an item that she was told would ma...

Tribute to Whoopi Goldberg and African-American Actors -- Why We Need Black and Women's History Months

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 06.11.2011 | Media
Beverly Wettenstein

I was appalled by the Academy's egregious "oversight," omitting Goldberg from their Oscars retrospective. For the record, she has appeared in over 50 films.

Haskell Captures the Dynamics Underlying an American Icon in Frankly, My Dear: Gone with the Wind Revisited

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Penelope Andrew

Film scholar Molly Haskell couldn't have been a more perfect choice for Yale University Press to tap for an Icons of America volume that explicates the phenomenon of Gone with the Wind.

Ric O'Barry: The Performance of a Lifetime

Wendy Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Wendy Diamond

It was a weekend of celebration for Ric O'Barry and his lifelong movement to save dolphins. With an Oscar for The Cove, the Japanese government has to take note, and change is on its way.

Kathryn Bigelow Is "Queen of the Film World"

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Beverly Wettenstein

Critics are speaking out about the lack of diversity on the "New Hollywood" "bright ingenues" cover. Perhaps it should be called Vanilla Fair.

Singing, Crying and Whining the Blues

Wayne Trujillo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wayne Trujillo

As I scope out Denver's upcoming concerts, checking the calendar for any hint or mention of an act associated with blues, jazz, gospel or old school soul, I am left feeling a bit stranded.

A Great Lack of Latinos at the Academy Awards

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Daniel Cubias

In the eighty-one years the Academy has been handing out awards, just 14 Hispanics have been nominated for acting Oscars. The last was Adriana Barraza in 2007 for Babel.