Morning Links for Sept. 22, 2016

Aaron Rodgers, a local winner of a “genius grant,” the kickoff to Milwaukee Film Fest 2016 and more.

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UW-Milwaukee theater professor Anne Basting, known for her work with the aging population and those struggling with dementia, has won a fellowship from the MacArthur Foundation (a.k.a., a “genius grant”).



In an interview with NPR, New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet explains why the paper decided to use the word “lie” in relation to Donald Trump’s campaign and promotion of his tax plan.



In other award news, Milwaukee’s Office of Violence Prevention has won a five-year, $5 million grant to focus on trauma and resiliency in high-risk youth and families.



The Milwaukee Film Festival starts today. What are you going to see? The MFF2016 staff posted some of their recommendations.




Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers had some harsh words for the media in a locker room interview on Wednesday night. One quote from A-Rod: “You guys have a job to do… Make your opinions and scrutinize, but we’re not worried about your opinions.”




Ann Christenson has covered dining for Milwaukee Magazine since 1997. She was raised on a diet of casseroles that started with a pound of ground beef and a can of Campbell's soup. Feel free to share any casserole recipes with her.