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Awaiting the Wisconsin walk: My chat with highwire artist Nik Wallenda

Published April 17, 2015

The Wisconsin State Fair's Main Stage lineup this summer features some of the biggest names the celebration has wrangled up in recent note. And the biggest of the bunch - or at least certainly the most unusual - is tightrope artist extraordinaire Nik Wallenda. OnMilwaukee.com got a chance to talk one-on-one with the stuntman about preparing for another life-threatening performance and being in a highwire family dynasty that shows no sign of stopping.

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A little too much religious zeal

Published June 25, 2013

I believe in religion and religious freedom. But here's what I want to know. How come it is only these Christians who have this seemingly unquenchable drive to shout at me about how great their faith is and how I ought to get on board or I'm doomed.

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Why did we watch "Skywire?"

Published June 24, 2013

Last night, I got roped into (pun intended) the Discovery Channel special featuring Nik Wallenda tight-rope walking over a portion of the Grand Canyon. Maybe you did, too. Maybe you are also asking yourself, as I am, for those two hours of your life back.