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FM 102.1’s annual Big Snow Shows are usually some of the year’s most memorable alternative rock concerts. Yesterday the station announced this year’s lineup from the rooftop of the Rave at a concert that featured Catfish and the Bottlemen, and as .. Read more

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I remember ages ago there was a show on Comedy Central called Comics Only . The idea was to have stand-up comedians sitting around talking in a talk-show like format. It ended up being little more than stand-ups doing their stand-up routines sitti.. Read more


This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly crosstalk between station promotions director Ryan Schleicher, A.V. Club Milwaukee editor Matt Wild and I, we turn our attention to a bunch of cool proposals for the city and handicap their odds of actual.. Read more

On Music

Kathryn Bigelow upset the odds in 2009 when her indie-scale, grunt-level look at the Iraq War, The Hurt Locker, knocked aside her ex-husband James Cameron’s 3D extravaganza, Avatar, at Oscar time. Although her latest Read more

Film Reviews

"The Last Airbender," a film based on Nickelodeon's popular animated series, is influenced by Asian philosophy. Their fantasy world is divided into four nations, one dedicated to water, one to earth, another to fire and another to air. Each... Read more

Home Movies

Will wonders never cease? Or have the Oscars redressed their sometimes-dubious reputation by nominating an unheralded, gritty, independent war film of unlikely audience appeal—a film barely screened before being rushed to DVD and that gross... Read more

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A few years ago I expressed the thought that the Academy was in danger of losing touch with mainstream audiences. Not that I wasn’t pleased by the Oscar nods to great and adventurous films like No Country for Old Men, but the obvious downside str.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

Admittedly, the whole notion of the year-end“best-of” is fraught with foolish Avatar ,Film Read more

Film Reviews

Its director, James Cameron, hadlocked horns with studio execs as he obsessively-compulsi Titanic ,Film Read more

Film Reviews

The knot, one of the oldest techniques for joining materials, ties together a variety of a Warning Words, ,Art Read more

Visual Arts

Jeremy Enigk, who headlines an 8 p.m. show at Shank Hall tonight, was the shy, mysterious World Waits ,Today in Milwaukee Read more

Today in Milwaukee

Upon leaving the theater last night, I found myself oddly perturbed. James Cameron spent ten years on AVATAR, and yet the script wasn't very well-written. My intellectual sparring partner asked me what, exactly, I expected from a science-fiction m.. Read more

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