Aisha Motlani

Situated directly across the street from Millennium Park, the Art Institute of Chicago's recently completed Modern Wing is as shiny and new as a freshly minted coin. Yet for all its glacial sparkle and liquid lightness, the building's most ... more

Jun 24, 2009 12:00 AM A&E Feature

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Jun 23, 2009 12:00 AM Books

We've all come across them, in the headlines or in person: activists whose passion for a c Below Zero ,Books more

Jun 16, 2009 12:00 AM Books

Many a memorable children's tale takes place on a rainy afternoon. If it weren't for the c The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe ,Books more

Jun 9, 2009 12:00 AM Books

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Jun 2, 2009 12:00 AM Books

Two soon-to-close exhibitions at Villa Terrace and Milwaukee Art Museum enhance the obsess Mirage ,Art more

May 26, 2009 12:00 AM Visual Arts 2 Comments

"She may not be everyone's cup of tea," admits one of Jen Lancaster's ardent onl Bitter Is the New Black ,Books more

May 25, 2009 12:00 AM Books

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May 21, 2009 12:00 AM Books

Milwaukee's drastic seasonal changes are both a blessing and a curse when it comes to keeping kids entertained. Summer and fall are idyllic, with inviting parks and pools spread across the city and hiking trails along the are,Cit more

May 17, 2009 12:00 AM Around MKE

Liz Diller, co-founder of New York architecture firm Diller Scofidio Renfro, recently made a number of visits to UW-Milwaukee's School of Architecture and Urban Planning (SARUP) to address students of the Urban Edge Studio headed by new f... more

May 12, 2009 12:00 AM Visual Arts

In today's Facebook and blog-defined age, it appears vanity is less a reproachable vice th Shack ,A&E Feature more

May 6, 2009 12:00 AM A&E Feature 1 Comments

The challenges facing brick-and-mortar bookstores represent the diminishing analog way of For information on events at Boswell and Next Chapter, visit and www. ,Cover Story more

Apr 29, 2009 12:00 AM Around MKE

In the 21st century the term "landscape" has largely outgrown the classical contrivances and picturesque notions of the past. Nevertheless, an exhibit at UW-Milwaukee's School of Architecture and Urban Planning shows that alongside the sign... more

Apr 28, 2009 12:00 AM Visual Arts

Centuries have passed since the Roman Catholic Church held inordinate power over the heart The Purple Culture ,Theater more

Apr 28, 2009 12:00 AM Books

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Apr 22, 2009 12:00 AM Off the Cuff

Despite the prevailing notion that Alzheimer's only affects those of an advanced age, hund The Story of Forgetting ,Books more

Apr 13, 2009 12:00 AM Books

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Mar 23, 2009 12:00 AM Books

Call me a contrarian, but when I perceive mass movement in one direction I usually gravita The Wild One ,Art more

Mar 17, 2009 12:00 AM Visual Arts 2 Comments

John Gay's The Beggar's Opera has received numerous updates. Theatre Gigante's version of The Beggar's Opera ,Theater more

Mar 17, 2009 12:00 AM Theater

Jane Austen remains one of the best-loved authors in the English language. Her novels poss Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict ,Books more

Mar 15, 2009 12:00 AM Books