Oriental Landmark Theatre

This month, the venerable Oriental Theatre goes dark as its new operators take charge and begin phase one of planned renovations. Read more

News Features

What you can expect at this year's Milwaukee Comedy Festival (Aug. 1-5), upcoming performing arts, the changing face of Milwaukee's East Side and more. Read more

Radio Shepherd Express

Ruthie answers a question from a reader concerned about a fellow volunteer throwing shade. Read more

Dear Ruthie

Ruthie advises a reader on his May-December romance. Read more

Dear Ruthie

Ruthie answers a question about hook up etiquette while staying with friends. Exciting upcoming events include: 32nd Annual Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival, Nov. 2-12; Courage MKE’s Homecoming Gala, Nov. 3; and Ruthie’s Starry Night Revue, Nov. 5. Read more

Dear Ruthie

Milwaukee is unique for its large number of still-operating movie theaters from the golden era of cinema. Read more

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The Milwaukee Film Festival (MFF) continues to expand, but its core mission, according to director Jonathan Jackson, remains “[making] Milwaukee a center of film culture.?" Read more

News Features

Milwaukee’s landmark Oriental Theatre celebrates 90 years with a raffle and screening of the most beloved film from Hollywood’s golden years, Casablanca. Read more

Film Clips

Beginning next week and running through May 7, the Third Annual Milwaukee Muslim Film Festival, held at four venues around the city, will screen six films focused on Muslim life and history. Read more

Film Reviews

Ruthie answers a question from a reader trying to determine whether his new boyfriend is abusive. Exciting upcoming events include a kink party at Hybrid Lounge, Jan. 13; The Rocky Horror Picture Show’s 39th anniversary at the Oriental Thea... Read more

Dear Ruthie

Ruthie plugs lots of exciting Halloween week events, including: Dora Diamond’s Costume Party at Company Brewing, Oct. 28; Remember-When Party at Harbor Room, Oct. 29; and Drag RePublic’s ‘Revenge of the Sexy Zombie Hunters’ at Riverwest Pub... Read more

Dear Ruthie

It's time again to respect a very influential error on the part of the Walter Reade organization. It was a simple clerical error. They had originally had a copyright notice on the title card of their 1968 film Night of the Flesh Eaters . Somew.. Read more


The final day of this month is the 90th anniversary of the death of one of the 20th century’s greatest performers. Harry Houdini had a long and elaborate career which started as an acrobat in a children’s circus, moved on to various circus acts an.. Read more


As Bay View’s Avalon Theater prepares to host several prime attractions in this year’s Milwaukee Film Festival, the movie palace stands as the incredibly rare example of a local theater reopened and thriving. Read more


Milwaukee’s East Side is a crowded, dense place. Carving out a new corner can be challenging, and the newest location for art viewing is one of the most interesting in recent years. The Black Cat Alley is a semi-secret space where some fant... Read more

Visual Arts

Film broughtJonathan Jackson, the Artistic and Executive Director of the Milwaukee FilmFestival, to Milwaukee in 1998. As a student of film production at UWM, Jacksonwas at the helm of the university’s Union Cinema from 2000 to 2003 where he.. Read more

Happening Now

Dear Ruthie provides relationship advice to a teen and describes several events of interest to the Milwaukee area LGBT community during mid-June. Read more

Dear Ruthie

Ruthie answers a reader who wants to solve a bullying problem in the workplace. Upcoming events include: Tyler Perry’s Madea on the Run at The Milwaukee Theatre, April 8 & 9; Saturday Softball Beer League spring practices at West Milwaukee ... Read more

Hear Me Out

Milwaukee songwriter Myles Coyne teamed with local illustrator Brandon Evans for the video for his latest Elephant 6-style indie-pop jaunt "Still Friends/Moon." It's an animated adventure filled with local color: The Milwaukee skyline looks like t.. Read more

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Milwaukee Film announced today that the 8th Annual MilwaukeeFilm Festival will take place from Sept. 22 to Oct. 6. The 15-day festivalincludes feature films, shorts programs, education screenings, post-filmconversations, an.. Read more

Happening Now