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Telling dark-skinned Democratic congresswomen to ‘go back where they came from’ was not just racist, it was an attempt to turn Jewish voters against Democrats. Read more

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The Marcus Center celebrates the life of civil rights leader César Chávez, while a new open mic event centers around peace, crime and justice. Read more

Saving Our Democracy

Recent documentary looks at the rise of hatred and distrust from several perspectives . Read more

I Hate Hollywood

On Saturday, Oct. 27, a gunman slipped into a Pittsburgh synagogue and murdered 11 worshippers. Two days later, people in the Milwaukee community from all walks of life gathered to mourn and remember. Read more

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With “Blacklist: The Hollywood Red Scare,” the Jewish Museum Milwaukee mounts the first large-scale exhibition on the hunt for Communists in the movie industry since 2002. Read more


In the second volume of his epic history, The Story of the Jews, historian and BBC documentary-series host Simon Schama writes with (sometimes bitter) humor and an eye for how particular stories can reveal the meaning of entire epochs. Read more


Donald Trump has helped create the environment that spawned the recent violence in Charlottesville, Va., and until the GOP ends its open pandering to racial and religious bigotry espoused by white supremacists and neo-Nazis, those violent h... Read more

Taking Liberties 6 Comments

Howdisheartening to find out that the Jewish Community Center in Whitefish Bay hasagain been targeted for a bomb scare, prompting another evacuation. This one, part of a national wave of threats to Jewish centers yesterday, thankfully was not cr.. Read more

Happening Now

Harmful and Undesirable: Book Censorship in Nazi Germany by Guenter Lewy goes beyond the infamy of book burnings and examines how the regime’s censorship system operated. Lewy finds squabbling and overlapping jurisdictions vying for control... Read more


Christian-based Acacia Theatre Company has had success in the past with holiday shows based on Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books. This coming holiday season, they return to Wilder’s pioneer stories in A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas. The.. Read more


Bobcat Goldthwait’s documentary of comedian Barry Crimmins, Call Me Lucky,shows how Crimmins never achieved stardom with his joke-telling Noam Chomsky shtick, not only for the controversy of his ideas but his refusal to play the entertainme... Read more

Home Movies

When Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina recently warned on national television that Chuck Hagel "would be the most antagonistic secretary of defense toward the state of Israel in our nation's history Read more

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If Chuck Hagel is nominated by President Obama to serve as secretary of defense, there will be at least three compelling arguments in his favor. He served with distinction in the military and would—like secretary of state Read more

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David Barnett Gallery's “Toulouse-Lautrec and the Paris Art Scene” (through Oct. 13) is a must-see exhibition for anyone interested in French political and artistic history. The centerpiece is a rare 1897 portfolio of signed lithographs,... Read more

Visual Arts

Idiosyncratic even by director Alex Cox’s standards, the 1987 absurdist spaghetti Western Straight to Hell was scripted and filmed quickly—when a planned Nicaraguan concert tour with Joe Strummer, Elvis Costello and The Pogues was Read more

Today in Milwaukee

Life went on in Paris more or less as always after France fell to the Germans in 1940. The parks were filled with picnics and soccer, the streets were crowded with shoppers and culture continued with scarcely a blink. At first, for most peo... Read more

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