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David Luhrssen

David Luhrssen lectured at UW-Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. He is author of The Vietnam War on Film, The Encyclopedia of Classic Rock, Secret Societies in American History, Mamoulian: Life on Stage and Screen and Hammer of the Gods: Thule Society and the Birth of Nazism. He contributed essays to the American National Biography Online, the Grove Dictionary of American Music and 100 People Who Changed 20th-Century America.

Director Steve Burrows discusses his documentary and the Milwaukee Film Festival screening. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

A new biography sticks to the facts of Hitler’s life and policies. Read more

Books

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Photo Courtesy of Tate Bunker

Supernatural story set in Wisconsin to screen at Milwaukee Film Festival. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

Acclaimed chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten tells his life story garnished with recipes in his memoir, ‘JGV: A Life in 12 Recipes.’ Read more

Eat/Drink

As part of the Milwaukee Film Festival’s Cinema Hooligante program, the Hitchcock classic, The Birds, will be screened at the Oriental Theatre on Oct. 22. Read more

Film Reviews

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Photo credit: Iain Macmillan

Recently released on Blu-ray and DVD: Above Us Only Sky, The Mind Benders, Find Me Guilty. Read more

Home Movies

Harvard’s Serhii Plokhy tells a fascinating story of a dozen dangerous missions flown from decrepit facilities in Ukraine during World War II. Read more

Books

The Art of Nothing is a beautifully rendered career retrospective. Read more

Books

Paul Hendrickson will discuss his new biography, Plagued by Fire: The Dreams and Furies of Frank Lloyd Wright, at Boswell Book Co. on Oct. 21. Read more

Books

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Performers Paul McComas and Amee Binder tour with a version of Sam Shepard’s play, the tragic comedy ‘Fool for Love.’ Read more

Off the Cuff

Natalie Portman is outstanding an astronaut caught in an obsessive relationship. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

In The Meritocracy Trap, Daniel Markovits indicts America’s class system—a structure whose current incarnation disguises itself as a meritocracy, not an aristocracy. Read more

Books

Recently released on Blu-ray and DVD: Stephen King’s Storm of the Century, And Soon the Darkness, Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don’t Know Me, Robin Williams Comic Genius. Read more

Home Movies

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Photo Courtesy of Niko Tavernise/DC

Joaquin Phoenix is marvelous to watch in the origin story of the Batman villain. Read more

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Photo Credit: Diane Poole

The Hawaiian roots of this populist instrument are honored in a day-long event. Read more

Local Music

Handsomely produced and illustrated, and written in tones of respectful curiosity and occasional restrained irony, Atlas Obscura is entertaining with nary a dull page. Read more

Books

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Photo Courtesy of the Milwaukee Public Museum

Seventeen live arachnids are on display in an informative new exhibit. Read more

A&E Feature

British author studied in Leningrad during the '60s and returned to find a changed city. Read more

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University of Minnesota Press

Film scholar Gilberto Perez offers insightful analysis of classic Hollywood as well as foreign filmmakers. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

That’s really Zellweger singing, capturing something of the desolation and yearning in Judy Garland’s voice. Read more

Film Reviews

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