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This is a story about achieving financial solvency! (Sort of.) Discovering creative independence! (Painfully.) And finding personal satisfaction! (Eventually.) This is a story about how you can lead the life you always wanted! Become your own boss! And though you might not always feel secure — and who does? — act now and you will find some measure of peace for those restless nights. There is ...

Kennedy Blair stopped 24 of the 25 shots she faced as No. 2-ranked Wisconsin defeated No. 1-ranked Northeastern 2-1 in the Frozen Four title g…

Ah. It's not just me — it's you! Or many of you. Nearly 100 people took the time to respond to my recent column about how the combination of pandemic, lockdown, fraught politics and everything else rendered me nearly unable to read for several weeks over the winter. I worried that this was it; my career was over; time to retire. If a books editor can't read books, what's left? But it turns out ...

"Growing Up Wright" by Lonnie Lovness; River Place Media (288 pages, $45) ——— In the summer of 1955, a starry-eyed couple named Don and Virginia Lovness drove from White Bear Lake to Spring Green, Wisconsin, to ask Frank Lloyd Wright how to expand their unfinished walkout home. His advice: Sell the "mess" and buy 10 acres to build new. Virginia said they couldn't afford one of his houses, but ...

"The Killer's Shadow: The FBI's Hunt for a White Supremacist Killer" by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker; Dey St. (304 pages, $16.99) ——— The names Ted Bundy, Zodiac Killer, Jack the Ripper and Jeffrey Dahmer resonate across America, while the names of other men who committed horrific crimes do not. Such is the case with Joseph Paul Franklin. Franklin hated Black people and Jewish people. A ...

Someone must leap into the abyss. And that someone is Charles Soule, son of Milwaukee and Grand Rapids, now keeper of the Jedi. Picture a job you wouldn’t want under any circumstance — say, presidential social-media consultant, Chicago Bears quarterback, cesspool scrubber — and Soule has you beat: He was tasked with (shudder) introducing a completely fresh storyline to the “Star Wars” ...

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