Author Archives: Katherine Wikoff

About Katherine Wikoff

I am a college professor at Milwaukee School of Engineering, where I teach literature, film studies, political science, and communication. I also volunteer with a Milwaukee homeless sanctuary, Repairers of the Breach, as chair of the Communications and Fund Development Committee.

Interview of Jean Hatfield at Sarah Ann, WV (2001), Part 2

Interview of Jean Hatfield at Sarah Ann, WV (2001), Part 2 Interview of Jean Hatfield at Sarah Ann, WV (2001), Part 2 — Read on brandonraykirk.com/2019/05/28/interview-of-jean-hatfield-at-sarah-ann-wv-2001-part-2/ And here is the link to “Part 2.” If you’re a history buff, you might … Continue reading

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Interview of Jean Hatfield at Sarah Ann, WV (2001), Part 1

Interview of Jean Hatfield at Sarah Ann, WV (2001), Part 1 Interview of Jean Hatfield at Sarah Ann, WV (2001), Part 1 — Read on brandonraykirk.com/2019/05/26/interview-of-jean-hatfield-at-sarah-ann-wv-2001/ I follow some super interesting bloggers, and Brandon Ray Kirk always posts interesting history (lots … Continue reading

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“Not so much costumes as a bit of plumbing and general automobile engineering”

So said John Mollo in his acceptance speech at the Oscars after winning the Academy Award for Costume Design in 1978 for his work on Star Wars. What reminded me of this marvelous quote was a vehicle I walked past … Continue reading

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Bicycle with Shadow Sharrow

Today I learned the official name for a certain ubiquitous graphic painted on the bike lanes of city streets: “sharrow.” A “sharrow”— in case you also didn’t know what to call this thing you’ve surely seen many times—is the “signage” … Continue reading

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Abstract optical games

I took this photo two weeks ago because the reflected light was so striking. And then I promptly forgot all about it until the other night when I was at Boswell Books to see Austin Kleon. As the event began, … Continue reading

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A nice midweek break

Last night after work I met my friend, Karen, for dinner on the east side, followed by an author event at Boswell Books, featuring a talk and booksigning by Austin Kleon. Kleon has written three books about how to build … Continue reading

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Do you recognize this font?

Driving home from work yesterday, I got stopped at the traffic light at Sixth and Juneau. Looked to my left and immediately started puzzling over the font above the Johnson Controls Entrance. Anyone know what it is?

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