Latin America

Simón Bolívar declared that the U.S. was “destined by Providence to plague America with miseries in the name of Liberty.” Northwestern University history professor Caitlin Fitz quotes Bolívar to illustrate the often-fraught relations bet... Read more


Edgar Allan Poe’s influence on French literature is well known, but his impact on Latin America was no less significant. In Borge’s Poe: The Influence and Reinvention of Edgar Allan Poe in Spanish America, Emron Esplin examines the latter t... Read more


Chicha was a genre that developed in 1960s Latin America as native musicians overheard the distant sounds of rock and got their hands on fuzz boxes and distortion devices. Money Chicha are contemporary revivalists, exploring the exotic timb... Read more

Album Reviews

One of the most reliably funny comedy groups in town, Broadminded continues unabated.  . Broadminded recently announced that it will be performing its new show Jerks! this coming November. On the far side of November, Broadminded presents sketches.. Read more


Echoes of old Colombian rhythms can be heard within Bomba Estereo’s glow-stick electronica and synthetic beats. Elegancia’s tempos run from cool to fiery in colorfully textured dance club mixes. The Bogota-based group has Read more

Album Reviews

On his 2002 debut Personal Journals, Sage Francis introduced himself as one of underground rap's great raw talents, a commanding slam-poet and earnest songwriter who distinguished himself from his closest corollary, Atmosphere's Slug, with an inci.. Read more

On Music

Moser's performancewas intriguing. I was interested to hear where he was heade Sinfonietta ,Classical Music/Dance Read more

Classical Music

Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire (out now on Blu-ray disc) was the unexpected indie success of 2008, rising from the brink of oblivion to triumph on Oscar night. The British director of Trainspotting and 28 DaysLater has matured without losing h.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

 Milwaukee Street is getting another makeover, and once again Omar Shaikh and Tom Wackman are responsible for the change. The duo also owns Kenadee's and Carnevor, and last year opened Umami M,None Read more

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I don’t know if a dead actor ever earned an Oscar nomination before, but Heath Ledger scored respect from the Academy early this morning when the Oscar roster was announced. Ledger is up for Best Supporting Actor for his unforgettable role as the.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

' In a little village in Bangladesh a wedding has been prepared for a couple that has Brick Lane ,Film Read more

Film Reviews

They have orange, pink and blue faces, with hair to match. They pretend to play musical in High School Musical ,Today in Milwaukee Read more

Today in Milwaukee 2 Comments

(To find more cool stuff to do this week, go to the Events Calendar at www.expressmilwauke ,None Read more

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