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 16, 2009 12:00 AM Books

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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

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May 25, 2009 12:00 AM Books

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May 21, 2009 12:00 AM Books

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

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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

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Apr 28, 2009 12:00 AM Books

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Apr 22, 2009 12:00 AM Off the Cuff

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Apr 13, 2009 12:00 AM Books

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Mar 23, 2009 12:00 AM Books

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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

Can young people today get as angry and outspoken about social inequity as they did in the Voices of the Chicago Eight: A Generation on Trial ,Books more

Mar 10, 2009 12:00 AM Books 2 Comments