Larry Sanders’ Sad, and Good, Goodbye

He has finally spoken publicly about his basketball farewell, and about so much more than that, and the explanation from Larry Sanders is what many expected, while hoping those expectations were wrong. From his Q&A session at The Players’ Tribune, the quote of particular note: “I know I disappeared for a while. People were wondering where I was. I actually entered into Rogers Memorial Hospital, and it was a program for anxiety and depression. Mood disorders.” So with that admission, Sanders told the world this: He is but one of 44 million people who, according to the National Alliance on…

The Brewers Holograms and Bud

Photo courtesy of BRC Imagination Arts They are doing something different and lasting, something educational and celebratory, something that, perhaps and perchance, goes a tad overboard, but only because it’s something so heartfelt. And yet, to understand the whys and hows, first you must navigate through the sea of snark. Because whenever Bud Selig is involved, everyone’s a comedian. So once the Milwaukee Brewers announced plans for their Selig Experience, Twitter turned into a Jay Leno monologue flashback, with cue cards for steroids and All-Star games and everything in between. National guys like Craig Calcaterra and Keith Olbermann couldn’t resist…

A Victory for Science

A middle-aged man reads a book called Space Chronicles via the tiny light attached to his ballcap brim. A younger man walks by wearing a faded NASA T-shirt, while elsewhere in the Riverside Theater audience, scattered patches of fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, await the star of Wednesday night’s show. No, at a venue that’s hosted such performing luminaries as Jerry Seinfeld and Tony Bennett, Wilco and John Legend, this was not your typical sold-out audience. And while Neil deGrasse Tyson may have shown off a few dance moves at previous shows, that wasn’t why he got three standing…

Fundraiser for Mark Harris’ Family

Mark Harris’ death stunned everyone who knew him. The former Marquette University basketball player was a popular and much-loved principal at Shorewood Intermediate School, and he was only 40 years old when he died on Oct. 23, He is survived by his wife and three children. Now, friends are holding a fundraiser to support the Harris Family Children’s Fund. Half the proceeds from all food and beverage sales at the Knick, Saturday from 5 p.m. to 2:30 a.m., will be donated to the fund. Also, there’s a silent auction at the Knickerbocker Hotel’s Juneau Room, with more than 80 items…

A Bucks Crystal Ball

Photo by Eyton Z/Flickr As a new Milwaukee Bucks season, and a new Bucks era, tips off, Milwaukee Magazine’s Dan Shafer and Howie Magner fired up their email accounts and fired away with their questions and answers. Yeah, maybe they got a bit carried away. Dan Shafer: One year ago, if you would’ve told me the Bucks would enter the 2014-15 season with the No. 2 overall pick in a loaded draft, and new billionaire owners committed to keeping the team in Milwaukee, I would have been doing backflips down Wisconsin Avenue. Like many Bucks fans, I’ve pined for the…