Based on a Robert Bloch story, The Skull (1965) is a metaphor of compulsion—the desire to acquire at all costs. Peter Cushing is excellent as the morally weak armchair student of evil w,Home Movies / Out On Digital more

Mar 21, 2017 4:09 PM Home Movies

Christian-based Acacia Theatre Company has had success in the past with holiday shows based on Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books. This coming holiday season, they return to Wilder’s pioneer stories in A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas. The.. more

Sep 12, 2016 11:00 AM Theater

Arthur Goldman is a successful Manhattan industrialist, surrounded by his millions of dollars and a few loyal employees. But lurking in the shadows are also ghosts of his past, real and otherwise. Goldman is a Holocaust more

Mar 18, 2013 4:22 PM Theater

The German army is in full retreat, with the Russians closing in on Berlin. In Milwaukee author John C. David’s page-turning novel The Painter’s Stone, German soldier Paul Behring is horrified by what he has seen at Auschwitz more

Nov 19, 2012 6:54 PM Books

In the preface to his Army of Evil: A History of the SS (NAL Caliber), Adrian Weale points out that there seems “to be an increasing disconnection between what the organization was and how it is now portrayed more

Nov 13, 2012 2:39 PM Books

Daniel Pick’s apologetic tone is a measure of how far Freud has fallen. The University of London history professor has written a fascinating account of psychoanalysts who joined the war effort in the United Kingdom and the United... more

Oct 22, 2012 10:55 PM Books

Although the Israeli documentary The Flat explores the shadows cast by the Holocaust over survivors, perpetrators and their descendants, it’s also an essay with universal significance on memory... more

Oct 2, 2012 1:36 PM Film Reviews

Grete Marks is a name sharp and to the point, as sleek and no-nonsense as the huge photograph of her at the Milwaukee Art Museum exhibition “Grete Marks: When Modern Was Degenerate” (through Jan. 1, 2013)... more

Sep 19, 2012 3:34 PM Visual Arts

What an unusual household Philip Kerr's must be, what with his wife and children presumably living a fairly conventional life in contemporary Britain and he a most unconventional one in the middle of Europe in the middle of the previous cen... more

May 14, 2012 12:00 AM Books

David Luhrssen's Hammer of the Gods: The Thule Society and the Birth of Nazism (Potomac Books) evaluates a little-examined element of Nazism and does so with historical accuracy and insightful revelation. The Thule Society was a Munich... more

May 7, 2012 12:00 AM Books

For a past writing project I interviewed about two-dozen ex-POWs concerning their experiences in a Chinese-run POW camp in North Korea. When asked what topic or issue most occupied their thoughts and conversation, almost to a man they said ... more

Apr 17, 2012 12:00 AM Books

Mild-mannered Heinrich Himmler wasn't the architect of the Holocaust and other acts of mass murder by the Nazi Germans, but he was the principal engineer and chief operating officer of a terror machine. Peter Longerich's massively detailed ... more

Feb 27, 2012 12:00 AM Books

What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank is a powerful, timeless collection of short stories, captured in exquisite prose. Author Nathan Englander's eight new narratives hit the full range of human emotions as they charismatically e... more

Feb 13, 2012 12:00 AM Books

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” For this reason and others, readers continue to seek out books recounting tales from Nazi Germany's mass extermination of Jews, the Romani (gypsies), homosexuals and other ... more

Jul 6, 2011 12:00 AM Books

 The official website of the New York production of Murdered By The Mob bills itself as, “The Longest Running Interactive Mystery Dinner Theater in the Word!” And while I’m not sure exactly what that means, (note the apparent spelling error at .. more

Feb 23, 2011 12:46 PM Theater

Life went on in Paris more or less as always after France fell to the Germans in 1940. The parks were filled with picnics and soccer, the streets were crowded with shoppers and culture continued with scarcely a blink. At first, for most peo... more

Dec 1, 2010 12:00 AM Film Reviews

A little more than halfway through The Third Reich atWar (Penguin Press), the concluding v The Third Reich at ,Books more

May 4, 2009 12:00 AM Books

Withhisgrim visage, tight lips and square jaw, Salomon (“Sally”) Sorowitschr The Counterfeiters, ,Film more

Mar 19, 2008 12:00 AM Film Reviews