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Alexander Payne

Nebraska opens on a gray, wintry day, with dead grass poking through patches of snow, as an old man trudges on the shoulder of a highway. Each step is a hurdle for the old timer, until a police car pulls over and a friendly policeman escort... more

Dec 1, 2013 6:09 PM Film Reviews

<p> Near the start of <em>The Descendants</em>, the weary protagonist Matt King (George Clooney) remarks how associates from the mainland always assume that his Hawaiian home is paradise. The images on the screen tell us where he\'s going before h.. more

Mar 16, 2012 2:34 PM I Hate Hollywood

Not so long ago, soundtrack albums were the one reliable way to hear music from movies once you left the cinema. No one could really own their own copy of a film in the age before home video, but with the proliferation of new technology, movies .. more

Nov 27, 2011 3:56 PM I Hate Hollywood

As the stigma begins to lift on older women dating younger men, traditional gender roles start to shift as well. Hansberry-Sands Theatre Company explores some of the implications in its production of Celeste Bedford Walker’s Sassy Mamas. Th... more

May 12, 2010 12:00 AM Theater

Penned by black feminist playwright Ntozake Shange in the mid-’70s, a time when the theater didn’t offer many strong rolls for black women, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf touched on enough heavy s,Tod... more

Sep 22, 2009 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

TheSilver Spring House (6655 N. Green Bay Ave.) is a vintage piece ofMilwaukee County history with origins dating back to 1856. Although thecurrent building was built later, it has abundant charm an,Dining Out more

Aug 12, 2009 12:00 AM Dining Preview

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