Ray Manzarek

The music of The Doors on Strange Days sounds timeless today as much as it was of its time when this album was released a half century ago. more

Jan 2, 2018 3:14 PM Album Reviews

Most Doors fans have no memory of the two albums the band released after Jim Morrison’s death, and despite impressive looking sales figures for the first one, few fans heard those recordings at t,Album Reviews more

Sep 17, 2015 9:31 AM Album Reviews

Although Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek met in film school, they made their fame in music with The Doors. But an impulse to make movies persisted. The closest they got, Feast of Friends , was never completed and seldom seen in a good print until it.. more

Nov 19, 2014 3:28 PM I Hate Hollywood

Originally released in 1972 in the aftermath of Jim Morrison’s death, Weird Scenes Inside the Gold Mine is a best-of plus a pair of B-sides. Reissued on CD, it remains a good survey of a band that packed a lot of music into a few short yea... more

Jun 9, 2014 10:02 PM Album Reviews

 TheDoors met at UCLA's film school, so no surprise that they worked to craft shortfilms to accompany their songs. At the same time, they were compelled into theawkward setting of teen television. And m.. more

Dec 24, 2013 1:15 PM I Hate Hollywood

 JimMorrison’s arrests for onstage indecency have sometimes overshadowed the Doors’prowess as a live band. But as the documentary film Live at the Bowl ’68 shows,the band was no mere spectacle waiting to happen but a sharp musical unit... more

Oct 25, 2012 6:04 PM I Hate Hollywood

Lock up your children and bar your doors and windows—no place is safe anymore. They lurk in parking lots, malls, and restaurants. They walk among us undetected. They are our friends and co-workers. They are seemingly normal people until one... more

May 12, 2010 12:00 AM Comedy 2 Comments

Barbara Ehrenreich’s 2001 book Nickel and Dimed examined the aftermath of 1996 welfare reform, using investigational journalism to demonstrate that having a job in no way guarantees escaping poverty. Ehrenreich posed as a blue-collar worker more

Feb 11, 2010 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

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Nov 15, 2009 12:00 AM Best of Milwaukee 2009 2 Comments