Tom Hammer

Not everyone fell in love with The Big Lebowski the first time they saw it. That includes Will Russell, co-creator of Lebowski Fest, the traveling annual festival celebrating the Dude in all his Dudeness. He admits to “feeling almost indiff... more

Aug 14, 2013 12:55 AM Film Reviews

The UWM Symphony Orchestra is performing three classical pieces under the baton of Margery Deutsh. Leading off is Sergei Prokofiev's 'Classical' Symphony No. 1. Born in Sontsouka, Ukraine in 1891, Prokofiev was, like Mozart, a child prodi... more

Mar 25, 2011 12:00 AM Classical Music

There will be no shortage of pyrotechnics at the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra as guest conductor Christopher Seaman leads Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks, which opens with a French overture and includes a bourrée and two minuets. Fol... more

Mar 22, 2011 12:00 AM Classical Music

Baseball salvation was granted to our city in 1953, when the Boston Braves moved to Milwaukee and became an instant hit with the fans. The Milwaukee Braves soon astounded America and solidified a place in history by winning the 1957 World S... more

Jan 31, 2011 12:00 AM Books

As a child in the ’60s, I knew that innovations and wonders abounded, and I had no doubt that at some point technology would ensure that cars would fly. While that dream never materialized, the next best thing did: a jet-turbine car that wo... more

Dec 27, 2010 12:00 AM Books

The first story, Sera Gamble's "The Devil's Invisible Scissors," launches this b Bitten ,Books more

Aug 25, 2009 12:00 AM Books 1 Comments

If laughter is the best medicine, then prepare for a healthy dose of healing with Tom Tomorrow's new collection of "This Modern World" comic strips, where President Bush and Vice President C,Books more

Feb 2, 2009 12:00 AM Books 4 Comments

A man's bloated, naked body is found floating in Lake Pepin at about the same t,Books more

Oct 13, 2008 12:00 AM Books

From North Avenue to the South Side, from Shorewood to Brookfield, the MilwaukeeGhosts ,Books more

May 20, 2008 12:00 AM Books 3 Comments