Sixty years ago this week - on July 7, 1959 - Her Majesty's Yacht Britannia, escorted by six destroyers, sailed past Milwaukee. On board were Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Neither made an appearance during the approximately half-hour Britannia was within site of the city.
The Bristol Renaissance Faire - which runs weekends through Labor Day - is one of the most earnest, genuine, non-ironic places, populated with some of the most earnest, genuine and non-ironic people. It is, for many, a place of joy.
The loss of Fox Sports Wisconsin, FX and National Geographic for Dish subscribers is the opening volley in a contract battle... "Deadliest Catch" is coming back for another season, even if it's without three captains... Conan O'Brien washes his desk.
The 10th anniversary of Princess Diana‚Äôs death is on the way and a year in advance comes ‚ÄúThe Queen,‚ÄĚ one of the first movies to recount that week for the royal family in a way that isn‚Äôt overly serious.