The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency

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“Javelin catcher, confidant, consigliere, battlefield commander.” These are some common roles undertaken by the White House Chief of Staff.

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The Attraction of Things, by Roger Lewinter @NYJB

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“Roger Lewinter casts an exacting eye upon himself, creating in prose a self-portrait worthy of Rembrandt.”

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American Odd: Pack of Lies, by Gilbert Sorrentino

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This week I conclude my essay series American Odd by looking at Gilbert Sorrentino’s postmodern masterpiece “Pack of Lies.”

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Translation Tuesdays: Story of Love in Solitude, by Roger Lewinter

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“[Lewinter’s] unique literary voice . . . is that of an obsessive, a philosopher, and a miniaturist.”

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An Interview with John Sibley Williams

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The Driftless Area Review interviews acclaimed poet John Sibley Williams.

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Sundering the Worldgate, by Guest Blogger Don Vort

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Online exclusive! Guest Blogger Don Vort provides a teaser for his “Steampunk movie Sundering the Worldgate.”

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MILWAUKEE PROFILES: DON VORT OF DV MAGIC SERVICES

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Milwaukee Profiles interviews filmmaker Don Vort, founder of DV Magic Services.

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CCLaP: Milwaukee Mayhem, by Matthew J. Prigge

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This week Karl Wolff reviews “Milwaukee Mayhem,” by Matthew J. Prigge, a collection of lurid tales of the Cream City’s dark side.

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Translation Tuesdays: Super Extra Grande, by YOSS @ NYJB

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“Super Extra Grande” by Yoss is “. . . . joyous and raunchy . . . Yoss creates a fascinating and beautiful universe built upon the ideals of cooperation and egalitarianism.”

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On Being Human Redux: Killswitch (Cassandra Kresnov, Book Three), by Joel Shepherd

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An essay on the science fiction novel “Killswitch” by Joel Shepherd and what it means to be human.

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