In his bright and thoroughly enjoyable book, The Glamour of Strangeness: Artists and the Last Age of the Exotic, Jamie James explores the lives of Gauguin, Maya Deren and a handful of less remembered “exotes” who traded the civilization ... Read more


For over a century, movies have captured our imaginations, immersing us in the narratives of distant wars, the wild west, and political intrigue. And so it is with the works of Thomas Hart Benton. Inspired by Hollywood cinema and human nature.. Read more

Visual Arts

Cooperative Performance Milwaukee is holding auditions for a new play. iTopia sounds interesting. Being a new play, information about it is elegantly...almost poetically vague. The show, which runs Oct. 16 - 31, is, “Seeking Actors, Movers.. Read more


GrassrootsSalad Company has opened in the food court at Brookfield Square mall. Modeledon concepts that have succeeded on the East Coast, owners Peter and LouieLiapis hope to bring healthy dining alternatives to places that are generallylackin.. Read more

Happening Now

Across our nation, streets tagged “Main” are in dismal decay. Downtown Racine is no exception, as the county has been hit hard by the recession. That said, 441 Main St. in Racine shines like a beacon on the shores of Lake Michigan as the ho... Read more

Visual Arts

For the past 11 years the Milwaukee Artist Resource Network (MARN) has been working to empower artists in all media. One of their most powerful programs is called MARNmentors. Each year MARN works with established artists, administrators, f... Read more

Off the Cuff

Two weeks ago the Packers were in trouble with several major injuries, two straight overtime losses and the prospect of three tough games before their bye week. Three weeks ago the Badgers were in a dicey spot with an early Big Ten loss and... Read more

More Sports

The Marshall Building, located in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward, represents one of the city’s greatest concentrations of art offerings. On Sept. 10, from 6-9 p.m., more than 25 venues—spread throughout the Marshall Building’s six Read more

Visual Arts

The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA) strives for excellence in its upcoming exhibition “2010 Wisconsin Triennial.” Wisconsin artists submit work every three years for this state tradition, which has evolved since its start in the ... Read more

Visual Arts

The standard workweek is preparing to end in another Friday the 13th. Again. (This is the second month in a row.) Being a well-adjusted, non-superstitious person, I can’t stress enough that this has no significance to me at all. That being said, I.. Read more


Mark Hooker, Mark Bucher and Mark Salentine--artistic directors of Spiral Theatre, the Sunset Playhouse and the Boulevard Theatre, respectively, all have considerable experience onstage as actors. The unique challenges thrust upon those in the pos.. Read more


British artists Gilbert and George met at St. Martins College of Art in London, 1967, and have remained creative partners ever since. Their names are never separated, they coordinate their clothes and they,Today in Milwaukee Read more

Today in Milwaukee

Man and woman have long chosen to adorn their bodies, be it with paint, metal rings or exotic fabrics. This theme of body ornamentation, from the imaginatively extravagant to the utterly sublime, pervades ,Today in Milwaukee Read more

Today in Milwaukee 1 Comments