New York City

In Designing Gotham: West Point Engineers and the Rise of Modern New York, 1817-1898, Jon Scott Logel, a professor at the U.S. Navy War College, explores the crucial role played by military officers, many of them veterans of the Corps of En... Read more


Sexy girls in miniskirts and go-go boots, erotic lesbian encounters—and full frontal nudity! Daughter of Dracula (1972) by Spanish-born, French-based director Jess Franco was made for export to America’s X-rated drive-in circuit. Read more

Home Movies

In Jem and the Holograms, a 1980s cartoon is revamped into a feature film, jettisoning the mystery-solving roles of the cartoon characters and leaving behind oodles of unimpressive music. Read more

Film Clips

Fantastic Four is a decidedly uneven film. Its strongest element is its musical score, composed by Marco Beltrami and Philip Glass. Due to the film’s manifest shortcomings and many deviations from the source text, however, comic book devote... Read more

Film Reviews


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Wild Space DanceCompany is traveling to New York City with its new show, Carried Away , an experimental, site-specific piece consisting ofdance by Artistic Director Debra Loewen, film from Milwaukee visual artistsJake Fuller and Tom Bamberger a.. Read more

Happening Now

Moses Gates has been around the world. To be more exact: around, above and below. But that doesn't make him a high-flying airline pilot or a down-and-dirty West Virginia coal miner. The title bestowed upon him and his ilk Read more


When the words Deep Throat first appeared on the old iron marquee of the Parkway Theatre at 34th and Lisbon on Dec. 26, 1972, almost no one knew what it meant. It was just another dirty movie playing at one of the city’s Read more

A&E Feature

The Haggerty Museum of Art is showing a slew of exhibitions you will not want to pass up, particularly if you are a fan of prints and photographs. “Mark Ruwedel: Dusk” is installed in an annex of a gallery, just inside the entrance. Eig... Read more

Visual Arts

Ten years ago this week, I, like many living in Washington at the time, was fleeing my office building... Read more

News Features 2 Comments

Erica Janik sees Wisconsin with the eyes of a stranger who came to stay. Raised in Washington State, she looks past the homogenization that has increasingly afflicted Wisconsin and all of America to see those things that make us distinct. S... Read more


December and January are a rough time for concertgoers, as most national bands reel in their touring schedules for the holiday season. Thankfully, the annual winter lull is finally behind us, and Milwaukee’s music venues have begun to flesh out th.. Read more

On Music

The ShepherdExpress bids farewell to one of its own tonight, at JamesKloiber’s Goi Vanity ,This Week in Milwaukee Read more

This Week in Milwaukee 3 Comments

Leading Economic Indicators A new condominium development in New York City, near Could you describe or explain the Guest Expressions campaign? ,Chuck Shepherd's News of the Weird Read more

News of the Weird 1 Comments

With an anticipated album on the horizon (the American Gangster soundtrack), Jay-Z apologized for his premature retirement talk a few years back in an amusing AP interview. (It could have worked out worse for the guy, though. At least Jay-Z retain.. Read more

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