Dear Ruthie responds to some very personal reader inquiries and runs down the events of potential interest to the LGBTQ community taking place June 20-25. Read more

Dear Ruthie

On Eye of the Soundscape, Polish progressive-rock innovators Riverside embrace many of the sounds it shunned on previous albums. Instead of heavy guitars, odd time signatures and dense arrangements, Riverside indulges in loops, percolating ... Read more

Album Reviews

Soulstice Theatre’s snug, little space echoes with populist anger this early autumn as it presents a staging of Alex Timbers and Michael Friedman’s Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. It’s a pop punk history driven by music reminiscent of the soun.. 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


Alfred Hitchcockmight have appreciated the story line: a beautiful film student is foundmurdered on opening night of a Hitchcock film festival, with the time of deathcoinciding with the screening of Spellbound.Although one migh.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

Aziz Ansari, Street Eats, Slayer and more! Read more

This Week in Milwaukee

This pastJanuary, as the University Press of Kentucky was publishing my biography ofdirector Rouben Mamoulian, Mamoulian: Life on Stage and Screen , I learned that another book on theneglected auteur was scheduled for publication thi.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

The Quasimondo recently announced its upcoming season. On Halloween I find myself thinking of their upcoming horror mid-February Valentine's Day show Love and Cthulhu. It's an interesting bit contrast--this February they're doing horror inspired .. Read more


Folks—I’ve got aproblem. I’m going throughGov. Scott Walker’s use of the state plane this year. And I’m scratching myhead over his whereabouts on March 14, 2013. The plane leftMadison with a security guy and Walker’s deputy chief of staf.. Read more

Daily Dose

The Natalie Ryan sci-fi stage play series reaches the end of its trilogy this summer with its third annual production Natalie Ryan and the Edge of Eternity sees the high school-aged time traveler on her final staged adventure. Local comic writer.. Read more



Erik Ljung

"I remember playing this theater, but I don't remember playing to this audience," Passion Pit singer Michael Angelakos remarked after the band’s rendition of "The Reeling" early on Thursday night at the Riverside Theater. Read more

Concert Reviews

One might have thought Cory Chisel would have been disappointed when it became obvious... Read more

Music Feature


CJ Foeckler

In the five years since her debut full length, Marry Me, Annie Clark, better known by her stage name St. Vincent, has built up quite a bit of traction. But even for an artist whose star was already on the rise, teaming up... Read more

Concert Reviews

<p> A program calling itself “The Universe” has lots of space to travelnot to mention billions of years to traverse. The History Channel's “The Universe: The Complete Season Six” (out May 15 on Blu-ray and DVD) is comprised of over 10 hours of in.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

The long (feeling) national nightmare that was Mark Kotsay (in CF) is over. He signed a one-year contract with the Padres, meaning Brewers fans will never again have to worry about Ron Roenicke starting Kotsay in CF in games that matter. Kotsay .. Read more

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This week, Morning Star Productions presents a contemporary drama by Morningstar Artistic Director Alan Atwood. The company, which was founded as the Drama Ministry at Eastbrook church, has developed some interesting work in the past couple of.. Read more


To watch A Summer in Genoa (2008) is to understand why Colin Firth was ideally cast in his Oscar-winning role as George VI in The King's Speech. He plays Joe, a British expatriate professor in Chicago whose wife (Hope Davis) is killed in a car .. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

Spend your New Year's Eve with The Hold Steady with special guests So So Radio and JAILL. The show starts at 9pm at the Riverside Theater, plus a midnight ,Holiday Guide 2010 Read more

Around MKE

The one and only king of the Blues is coming to Milwaukee! B.B. King will be performing at the Riverside Theater on Saturday, November 13 at 8pm. Check out the Riverside's ,Sponsored Events Read more

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Twenty-six years together as a pop-punk band, hundreds of songs and a huge following... NOFX is coming to Milwaukee! Come out and see NOFX perform at the ,Sponsored Events Read more

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