Nostalgia for pre-Beatles youth culture was a consistent theme through 1970s pop culture. In movie terms, what resulted was a batch of one-note forgettables and a pair of superb films,Home Movies / Out On Digital more

Apr 18, 2017 3:34 PM Home Movies

With the nasty, contentious, divisive 2012 presidential election now history—and a movie about Abraham Lincoln in theaters—here’s an intriguing question: Which actors, over the years, were most effective portraying more

Dec 26, 2012 3:51 PM A&E Feature

The nonentities increasingly populating the Rotten Tomatoes movie review site have complained about the theme of Cars 2, a cartoon that dares to question the fossil-fuel-industrial complex. Whether these so-called critics are against movies... more

Jul 12, 2011 12:00 AM Film Reviews

Over the years, Hollywood has produced a number of meaningful movies about the deadly more

Feb 16, 2011 12:00 AM A&E Feature

If this item in The Hill is to be believed, then Wisconsin Rep. David Obey is serious about keeping certain earmarks—so-called “monuments to me”—out of a spending bill. Reportedly, Obey, the chair of the appropriations committee, and Cali.. more

Jun 26, 2009 4:00 AM Daily Dose

Wisconsin’s Loose Canon Theatre Company has been around for a few years. (Evidently there’s one in Dublin that’s been around for quite a bit longer. And why not? It's a really clever name) According to the Wisconsin company’s profile, the local.. more

Jun 20, 2009 4:00 AM Theater

Fans of the shuttered Harry W. Schwartz Bookstore in Shorewood will be happy to hear that a new North Shore bookstore/café is in the works. According to Keith Schmitz, the proposed venture, dubbed Open Book, will be a co-op, like REI and Outpost N.. more

Jun 19, 2009 4:00 AM Daily Dose

Since I started reviewing theatre, it’s become a personal goal to see productions of each of the complete plays of William Shakespeare. In the past five years alone, I’ve managed to mark quite a few different plays off the checklist. Oddly enough,.. more

Jun 11, 2009 4:00 AM Theater

­­­Dinah Washington was one of the great blues and pop singers of the 1950s, with a big, sweet voice that inspired Aretha Franklin, but her records rarely captured her over-sized personality. Her best sessions were usually her jazz ones, where she.. more

May 28, 2009 4:00 AM On Music

Wilco has grown older, extending its reach without entirely outgrowing the No Depression movement that nurtured the band in the early years of the 1990s. Unlike many two-dimensional cow punks and shallow traffickers in Americana, Wilco had enoug.. more

Apr 23, 2009 4:00 AM I Hate Hollywood

Ohio native Matt Kemple: the man who started the Milwaukee Sketch and Improv Festival is also producer for Pink Banana Theatre and the PR/Marketing Manager for Next Act Theatre. This puts him in an interesting place to see the local theatre scene .. more

Jan 20, 2009 5:00 AM Theater

Mental illness in general and schizophrenia in particular are tricky things to capture onstage. Over the years I’ve talked to number of people with schizophrenia, both in my personal life and in activities involved in the pursuit of my BA in psych.. more

Jan 18, 2009 5:00 AM Theater

When 94.5 changed to Lake FM, a redundant, kitchen-sink format that litters Milwaukee's airwaves with additional classic rock, it felt like a big F-you to the city, so it's fitting, then, that the station's commercials literally flip Milwaukee the.. more

Jan 16, 2009 5:00 AM On Music

When Elie Wiesel condemned the 1978 mini-series “Holocaust” for trivializing the events it depicted, he stood on the shoulders of those survivors who deemed it impossible to represent or depict the destruction of European Jewry. The horror was to.. more

Jan 10, 2009 5:00 AM I Hate Hollywood

  Here are the final moments of the interview with local actres Ruth Arnell,in which she talks about acting in Milwaukee and YouTube . . .   ACTING, MILWAUKEE AND SUCH . . .   Me: So what are our ambitions as far as being an actres.. more

Jan 9, 2009 5:00 AM Theater

An email came-in this morning prompting this last-minute addition to the local holiday theatre season. Playwright Neil Haven (who most recently staged a charming comedy about an agoraphobic girl living out of a hotel elevator) has written an adul.. more

Dec 4, 2008 5:00 AM Theater

Wesley Matthews and Lazar Hayward each had 25 points and Jerel McNealadded 22 to account for almost a third of the Golden Eagles' scoringSaturday night.UWM kept it close in the first half, withMarquette leading by just five at halftime. However.. more

Nov 24, 2008 5:00 AM More Sports

The last weekend before Thanksgiving offers a few opportunities for some fresh theatre. In addition to that which has already opened, there are a couple of one performance shows tomorrow night:At 7pm on the appropriately-named Erie Avenue in glam.. more

Nov 21, 2008 5:00 AM Theater

It's late, I've been all over town looking for Packers gear and I have a long 2 days to come, but I was just reading over at Brewer Fan and poster cracklins has coined the best term for Corey Hart's at bats:premature e-bat-ulationClassic.Also, whi.. more

Oct 3, 2008 4:00 AM More Sports