Julie Schumacher was named a finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor on Monday. Schumache...

3 finalists for Thurber Prize for American Humor are women

NEW YORK (AP) – Thurber Prize judges have made it official: Women are funny, too.

Nearly 20 years after its founding, the all-male winners’ circle for the Thurber Prize for American Humor is finally changing.

New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast, actress-writer Annabelle Gurwitch and novelist Julie Schumacher were the finalists announced Monday by organizers of the $5,000 prize.

Chast was cited for her graphic...

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Local author to host book signing

Author Brooke Smith, a resident of Bayfield, will be available to sign copies of her book, Brinley Discovers Santa, from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Bayfield Farmers Market located at Bayfield Roadside Park off U.S. Highway 160 in Bayfield.

The book follows Bronley, who, riding the bus home one day, is teased for believing in Santa Claus. Pondering the taunts, Brinley chooses to face the facts and, along with the support of Mom, makes a choice that ultimately changes the spirit of Santa...

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