Gary Cooper

An appreciation of the film career of Barbara Stanwyck. Read more

A&E Feature

JohnWayne famously condemned it as “un-American,” but High Noon (1952) withstoodhis approbation, earned four Oscars and endured as one of the greatest westernsever filmed. High Noon has been reissued on DVD in a visually .. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

Westerns are the most cherished American film genre, providing rip-roaring action and powerful drama. Some of the most provocative, often in black-and-white, probed the psychology beneath the gunplay. In my favorite Read more

A&E Feature

No band better mastered the marriage of ska and punk in the ’90s than Michigan’s Mustard Plug. In their perky horns, dynamic pop-punk chords and fist-pumping choruses they found a winning formula they stuck to even after their brand of Read more

Today in Milwaukee

Westerns were never my favorite film genre, but I find the movies easy to settle into. I’m not alone. Maybe they are cinematic comfort food for people who remember when westerns were always on TV as they were growing up. Even today, if I stumble .. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

Milwaukee quartetLongacre makes adult Americana that is perfect for coffee bars.Acoustic White China, ,CD Reviews Read more

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