Fritz Lang

“HauntedScreens: German Cinema of the 1920s” is a media-hopping study in modern anxietyand the visual methods for capturing and conveying it. The artistic movement German Expressionism was a reflection of the prevailingmood in Weimar Ge.. Read more

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Dr.Mabuse was an archetypical cinematic arch-villain, an insidious shape-shifterwith the power to distort perceptions of reality. He became the subject ofseveral films after debuting on screen in director Fritz Lang’s Dr. Ma.. Read more

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To American moviegoers who grew up with black-and-white thrillers from the 1940s-’60s—and those who learned to love them watching vintage film channels on TCM—the names Peter Lorre and Sydney Greenstreet are magic. American audiences probab... Read more

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 Modernism was aprevailing cultural current for much of the last century. In Constellations of Genius: 1922 ModernismYear One (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), Kevin Jackson insists on 1922 as the significant turning point. The.. Read more

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It was meant as the non-arena show: Earlier this year, Morrissey chose to play the intimate, 1,800-seat auditorium of Hollywood High School after selling out the Staples Center the night before. Most of 25 Live was shot at the smaller venue... Read more

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 Alove and deep knowledge of film informs some of the selections on Aurora , thesecond album by pianist Ran Blake and singer Sara Serpa. Discordant andwordless in its angst, the duo’s “Dr. Mabuse,” based on Konrad Elfer’s melodyfor .. Read more

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Dropping its hero, big green ogre Shrek, into an alternate universe, this fourth chapter of the popular DreamWork's franchise is able to reconsider the fates and fortunes of its primary characters. Shrek's (Michael Myers) birthday, celebrat... Read more

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I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh manischewitz what a world, ain’a? Stop me if you’ve heard this, but it’s that time of year when your neighborly folks on the TV local news begin to dish out handy tips on how to handle the seasonal stres Read more

Art for Art's Sake

Fritz Lang’s monument in early science fiction, Metropolis (1927), never entirely made sense—until now. The versions seen since World War II were recovered from edited or censored copies. The story literally had holes. But in 2008, an almost com.. Read more

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Milwaukee County Board Chair Lee Holloway finds himself in an enviable position: both king and kingmaker. Since Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker is leaving for the governor’s mansion, Holloway can step into that position for a time a... Read more

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All fans who attend tonight’s Milwaukee Admirals game against the Abbortsford Heat will take home a free Admirals magnet schedule. Read more

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If the earthquakes in Chile and Haiti carry any message for those of us fortunate enough not to live in those places, perhaps it is that government regulation could save your life—while right-wing ideology may kill you someday.For those of ... Read more

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The worldwide acclaim of Breathless (1960) transformed film critic Jean-Luc Godard into the leading director of the French new wave and infante terrible of European art house cinema. Fascinated yet repelled by Hollywood, Godard approached the str.. Read more

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Measured against a career studded with landmarks such as Metropolis, M, The Testament of Dr. Mabuse, Fury, Scarlet Street and The Big Heat, Fritz Lang’s Man Hunt was a minor effort. But the director’s 1941 movie, out now on DVD, was an important .. Read more

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The two time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member is coming to Milwaukee! Jeff Beck will be performing at Turner Hall on Saturday, April 18at 8pm. Jeff Beck is one of the influential guitarists that has ,Promotions Read more


The spirit of giving permeates the city during December. Likewise, the creative spirit of the arts also brightens these cold winter days. ,Art Read more

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   "Politics makes strange bedfellows," says a reporter-turned-politic State of the Union ,Theater Read more