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New book examines censorship and self-regulation in the early years of movies and raises questions relevant in today's discussion over social media. more

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In The Street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand, essayist Geoff Dyer examines one hundred of the influential street photographer’s photos from 1950s through the ’80s. more

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New book examines the prehistory of the horror movie genre. more

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Although his name will promptfew nods of recognition, Warren Skaaren helped write many of the top grossingmovies of the 1980s, including Top Gun , Batman , Beetlejuice and Beverly HillsCop II . Before his death in 1991, he was.. more

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The Ba’th Party began in the 1940s as a pan-Arab socialist movement but in Iraq, after 1968, it became a tool for Saddam Hussein’s one-man rule. For The Ba’thification of Iraq: Saddam Hussein’s Totalitarianism, Aaron M. Faust examined a cro... more

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Everynow and then, a book can change the way we think about the past. IndependentStardom: Freelance Women in the Hollywood Studio System (published byUniversity of Texas Press) tells a story that can shift perspectives on how.. more

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Lynne Adele and Bruce Lee Webb’s As Above So Below: Art of the American Fraternal Society, 1850-1930 examines a little known aspect of America’s proliferation of Masonic and quasi-Masonic orders: fraternal folk art. more

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Gatheringcritical kudos along with fistsful of dollars (and euros and yens), Guillermodel Toro, Alfonso Cuaron and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu led the wave offilmmakers that poured out of Mexico around the turn of the millenni.. more

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 “Is the U.S. is anempire?” Camilla Fojas asks in her book, Islandsof Empire: Pop Culture and U.S. Power (University of Texas Press). Sheanswers with Miami Vice , the film andthe TV series that depicted the U.S. as the policema.. more

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 Earlier this year, while reading a biography ofdirector Paul Thomas Anderson ( Magnolia ),it struck me: the indie film explosion that brought Anderson, Quentin Tarantinoand Steven Soderbergh to the fore is already history—a.. more

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 Filmscholar David Andrews makes many arguments in his latest book and the centralone is provocative: there is no such genre as “art film” or “art house,” just aset of subjective (and often dubious) signifiers by which a film.. more

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 Dressedin flowing Bedouin robes, Rudolph Valentino, the swarthy Italian star of silentHollywood, prepared to deflower the virginal English heroine of The Sheik (1921). Kansas City censors banned the film for its rape scene, yet the m.. more

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Aside from brief appearances at film festivals and art houses, Israeli films are seldom seen in the U.S. The recent book Israeli Cinema: Identities in Motion (published by University of Texas Press) gives a good sense for what we\'ve been missing... more

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Ira B. Nadel isn’t entirely fond of the subject of his latest biography. Previously, Nadel explored the lives of such estimable cultural figures as Leonard Cohen, David Mamet and Ezra Pound. But in Leon Uris: Life of a Best Seller (University o.. more

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Milwaukee is known for our beer, our manufacturing might, our motorcycles and, most recently, for our water industry.But a theme running through those industries is our creativity, built on generations of skilled, hardworking artisans and c... more

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Following past plays about Dracula and Jack the Ripper, the Alchemist Theatre continues its tradition of October horror shows based on late 19th century villains this week as it opens a brand new play about Herman Mudgett, aka more

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