Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Reading Rat - August 2021

Articles, Essays, Reviews

Barfly Confidential: Becoming a South Sider in the ’70s at Big John’s Tap: There’s more to being from a place than just living there. At Big John’s Tap in the ’70s, I learned to belong. By John Gurda, Milwaukee Magazine

How the Bobos Broke America: The creative class was supposed to foster progressive values and economic growth. Instead we got resentment, alienation, and endless political dysfunction. By David Brooks, The Atlantic

The Big Money Behind the Big Lie: Donald Trump’s attacks on democracy are being promoted by rich and powerful conservative groups that are determined to win at all costs. By Jane Mayer, The New Yorker

The Silver Age of Essays, by Phillip Lopate, editor of The Contemporary American Essay, at The Paris Review

The Revival of the Classic Wisconsin Supper Club: The newly opened Harvey House in Madison pays homage to the glorious Upper Midwest supper club tradition. By Raphael Kadushin, Food & Wine (via Jay Gold)

Why does Wisconsin drink so much brandy? Our love affair with the spirit — and fruity Old-Fashioneds — isn't as old as you might think., by Daniel Higgins, Green Bay Press-Gazette

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