Wednesday 07 April 2010
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Friday 26 March 2010
TC Boyle's previous fiction has included books about John Harvey Kellogg, inventor of the corn-flake, and Alfred Kinsey, the trail-blazing sexologist.
Friday 26 March 2010
Friday 26 February 2010
Having penned his own misery-lit in the shape of a childhood memoir, Robert Goolrick's fictional debut takes its inspiration from some of the grimmer anecdotes of life in the pioneering mid-West.
Thursday 25 February 2010
A US teenager convicted of using Facebook to blackmail dozens of classmates into sex was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Tuesday 16 February 2010
A new study has raised doubts about the creation of "ethical" all-purpose stem cells for use in research and treatments.
Saturday 24 October 2009
Wednesday 07 October 2009
A central Wisconsin couple who prayed rather than seeking medical care for their 11-year-old dying daughter were sentenced yesterday to six months in jail and 10 years probation in the girl's death.
Tuesday 06 October 2009
The University of Wisconsin-Madison's patenting arm has settled its infringement lawsuit against computer chip maker Intel involving technology used in a popular computer processor.
Thursday 10 September 2009
Raymond Williams once said: "To be truly radical is to make hope possible rather than despair convincing". Many now feel despair. We feel great loss. The things that we took as given have abruptly gone – like growth.
Les Paul: Influential guitarist whose technical innovations helped create the sound of rock 'n' roll
Friday 14 August 2009
Les Paul, the "Wizard of Waukesha" was, perhaps, the most influential guitarist of the twentieth century.
Sunday 02 August 2009
A man accused of killing his 11-year-old diabetic daughter by praying instead of seeking medical care has been found guilty of second-degree reckless homicide.
Friday 24 July 2009
Philip D. Curtin, who died on 4 June at the age of 87, was an historian best known for his work on the slave trade, and for changing the way the subject is taught.
Thursday 02 July 2009
The back story that accompanied Bon Iver's debut album For Emma, Forever Ago has already made the 28-year-old star from Wisconsin a legend in contemporary folk-rock. After a relationship breakdown, Justin Vernon retreated to his father's log cabin in wintry Wisconsin for three months, killing deer to feed himself, and in seclusion wrote the record that topped critics' lists of albums of last year.
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
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- 5 Farmer told to tear down mock-Tudor castle after hiding construction behind hay bales