Civil War

Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”) is superb as Lyndon B. Johnson in this HBO movie, All the Way. The screenplay nails LBJ as a wily, profane man who went where others feared to go. more

Oct 4, 2016 3:00 PM Home Movies

Wisconsin's acclaimed Bel Canto Chorus' next show offers audiences a glimpse into Wisconsin's Civil War Legacy through music.  Experience the music and stories of that arduous and perilous period in Wisconsin's history at their upcoming concert at.. more

Oct 8, 2015 9:45 PM Classical Music

In Shot All to Hell: Jesse James, the Northfield Raid, and the Wild West’s Greatest Escape (William Morrow/HarperCollins), Mark Lee Gardner introduces Jesse and Frank James at the beginning of their outlaw days (Jesse started during the Civ... more

Oct 15, 2013 11:46 PM Books

Like many men who volunteered for the U.S. Army in World War II, my late father never boasted about his years in uniform. A patriot to his core, he nevertheless more

Jul 7, 2013 5:39 PM News Features

In A Disease in the Public Mind: A New Understanding of Why We Fought the Civil War (Da Capo), historian Thomas Fleming promises to shed new light upon the root causes of the conflict. While he does present some more

Jun 10, 2013 12:43 PM Books

Yet again anothercontroversial Republican bill is flying through the Legislature at warp speed.Last Friday, before theMemorial Day vacation, Greendale Rep. Jeff Stone began circulating his omnibusvoter suppression bill, which, among other thi.. more

May 31, 2013 7:40 PM Daily Dose

If you haven’t seen Fever Marlene for a while—and, given the group’s relative silence over the last few years, that’s a strong possibility—then you might not recognize them anymore. It’s been five years since the more

Apr 2, 2013 9:42 PM Local Music

Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker by bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini is an expansive historical novel that follows one freedwoman’s journey from simple seamstress to the First Lady’s confidante. The book opens in 1860 with the more

Jan 24, 2013 3:49 PM Books

American schools always taught that the U.S. Navy carried the day in early wars against Barbary pirates and the British, but in truth, Jonathan Dull tells us, the record is mixed. Despite redundant and occasionally unclear writing, Dull off... more

Jan 17, 2013 4:31 PM Books

The protagonist (Jordan Gelber) is a doughy, middle-aged man-child living with his parents and his action figures in this darkly perceptive suburban comedy from the director of Welcome to the Dollhouse. Todd Solondz is masterful more

Nov 19, 2012 8:52 PM Film Reviews

The Civil War marked one of the sharpest turning points in America’s story, and none of its leading figures looms higher in memory than Abraham Lincoln. Curiously, that familiar face from the $5 bill has seldom been seen in more

Nov 12, 2012 12:00 AM Film Reviews

The bitter irony running through Guy Gugliotta's Freedom's Cap: The United States Capitol and the Coming of the Civil War (Hill & Wang) is that the politician most responsible for constructing the country's physical seat of government i more

Mar 6, 2012 12:00 AM Books

Happy Bon Iver Day, Milwaukee. Mayor Barrett decreed the day in a statement Thursday, writing "Bon Iver's music embraces Justin Vernon's Wisconsin heritage, as he has become an international ambassador for both Milwaukee and Wisconsin." The mayor.. more

Jul 22, 2011 2:59 PM On Music

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War and has been the occasion for many books on a conflict that continues to fascinate Americans. One of the war's great puzzles was why the Confederacy failed to seiz... more

Jun 22, 2011 12:00 AM Books

The Milwaukee School of Engineering debuts a new, free lecture series about city issues tonight in its Todd Wehr Auditorium with a presentation from Milwaukee historian John Gurda, who will speak about one of the city’s most pressing more

Sep 8, 2010 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

For the 11th year Milwaukee’s downtown will be lit up this December by thousands of lights as part of the city’s annual holiday display, which includes dozens of light-animated characters and lit rooflines and wreaths distrusted along Wisco... more

Dec 23, 2009 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

July 3 in Milwaukee draws legionsof patriots to the bluffs and shorefront of Lake Michiga Milwaukee Color is brought to you by WMSE 91.7. ,Arts & Entertainment more

Jul 1, 2009 12:00 AM Around MKE

There is an inherently social aspect to the theatre that is often (for good reason) obscured in the process of production in the interest of telling a story. The audience’s tenuous social connection with characters being manifest through actors.. more

Feb 22, 2009 5:00 AM Theater

   When it comes to the Gatling gun, perhaps Confederate soldiers put it best: & Mr. Gatling's Terrible Marvel: The Gun That Changed Everything and the Misunderstood Geniu ,Books more

Aug 26, 2008 12:00 AM Books

Milwaukee’s hard-working, hard-networking alternative-pop duo Fever Marlene does an 8 p.m. performance at the U.S. Cellular Arena tonight. Fever Marlene’s last album, Civil War, earned considerable local airplay on FM 102.1 for the single “Red Fi... more

Jul 2, 2008 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee