Howard Shore

Althoughdenying reality is nothing new, denial has become an acute problem in a societywhere people live inside socially networked media bubbles guarded by tallfirewalls of falsehood. The infamous and—yes—deplorable Matt Dru.. more

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What Bernard Herrmann was to Alfred Hitchcock and Danny Elfman has been to TimBurton, Howard Shore is to David Cronenberg. As the director’s soniccollaborator since the ‘70s, Shore has scored 15 of his films. The composer wonOscars for his musi.. more

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Not so long ago, soundtrack albums were the one reliable way to hear music from movies once you left the cinema. No one could really own their own copy of a film in the age before home video, but with the proliferation of new technology, movies .. more

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Martin Scorsese tapped the prolific Canadian composer Howard Shore (The Fly, Ed Wood) to score his upcoming 3D fantasy, Hugo. The already released soundtrack CD promises a movie of earnestness and whimsy, a carnival of dreams flecked by shadows. S.. more

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A leaked strategy memo from the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC) details its legislative agenda for local education.Not surprisingly, MMAC’s agenda supports privatization of public education and the erosion of the Milwa... more

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Imagining and writing The Lord of the Rings was a mighty undertaking, as was Peter Jackson’s effort to film a trilogy Stanley Kubrick once pronounced as unfilmable. As shown in Doug Adams’ suitably massive tome, The Music of The Lord of the Rings.. more

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The Scene: A novice wine drinker scurries nervously down the aisle of a local wine store. He studiously avoids eye contact with the "overly helpful" store employees who hover like Eddie Bauer associates around a 2-for-$25 rack of mock turtl... more


TheSilver Spring House (6655 N. Green Bay Ave.) is a vintage piece ofMilwaukee County history with origins dating back to 1856. Although thecurrent building was built later, it has abundant charm an,Dining Out more

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The most divisive contestant from the seventh season of “American Idol,” David Archuleta is a Mormon teenage moppet with the apparent inability to speak in complete sentences, a reportedly tyrannical stage dad and the pop sensibilities of a... more

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