University Of Wisconsin Press

While conducting research in Soviet-era archives, Alexander Vatlin, history professor at Moscow State University, discovered secret police records from the worst years of Stalin’s purges, 1937-1938. Agents of Terror: Ordinary Men and Extrao... more

Dec 13, 2016 4:17 PM Books

Overa dozen movies have been made from Tolstoy’s epochal novel Anna Karenina. Atleast one managed to have a happy ending; most were as forgettable as the mostrecent adaptation, director Joe Wright’s 2012 version, which resem.. more

Nov 11, 2016 5:02 PM I Hate Hollywood

The Invisible Jewish Budapest: Metropolitan Culture at the Fin de Siècle by Mary Gluck is a thoroughly readable exploration of the particular forms modernity assumed under Jewish influence in Hungary’s fin de siècle capital, in those years ... more

Sep 20, 2016 3:41 PM Books

AlanLomax is associated with “discovering” Muddy Waters and documenting MississippiDelta blues, with field recordings from the American South and far-flungcountries. Who knew that he also roamed Minnesota, Michigan and Wisc.. more

Jul 30, 2015 5:03 PM I Hate Hollywood

 Most filmmakers are prosaic, telling stories instraightforward cinematic language. Every now and then a poet emerges, creatingvivid images that convey a deeper reality through the medium of moviemaking.Sergei Parajanov was .. more

Nov 13, 2013 5:34 PM I Hate Hollywood

The bomb that tore through a Milwaukee police station in 1917, killing 10, coincided with the trial of 11 Italian immigrants from Bay View, accused anarchists, on unrelated charges. As Marquette University law professor Dean more

Apr 26, 2013 2:56 PM Books

<p> Luis Bunuel's reputation as a director stands on a pair of Surrealist collaborations with Salvador Dali, <em>An Andalusian</em> <em>Dog</em> (1928) and <em>The Golden Age </em>(1930), and such later art house triumphs as <em>Belle de Jour</em.. more

Jan 21, 2012 3:34 PM I Hate Hollywood

With his everyman good looks and palpable inner warmth, Glenn Ford was the ideal leading man for post-World War II Hollywood. In his son Peter's biography, Glenn Ford: A Life (published by University of Wisconsin Press), the actor comes across p.. more

Jun 18, 2011 6:56 PM I Hate Hollywood

Imagine this: No lines, no outrageous cover charges, none of the typical NYE drama - just an amazing party to ring in the New Year! That's what Blackthorn Pub and Grill is planning for this New Year's Eve! Live performances by U2Zoo, (a Mi... more

Dec 31, 2010 12:00 AM Around MKE

Off the Wall Theatre marks the start of its 2010-2011 season with an adaptation of Charles Busch’s campy Psycho Beach Party , a pleasantly offbeat comedy about a homicidal woman suffering from multiple, overly dramatic personalities... more

Sep 12, 2010 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

It is the rare band that can transition from basements and small clubs to a vast space such as the Turner Hall Ballroom, bring in much of their usual crowd and still play an easy-breezy show. Jaill, the much-buzzed-about local psych-pop qua... more

Aug 17, 2010 12:00 AM Concert Reviews 1 Comments

If it were possible to mash everything on alternative radio into a doughy paste, then cook the batter in an easy bake oven for a half hour, the resulting band would probably be indistinguishable from Red Jumpsuit Apparatus. This shape more

Apr 18, 2010 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

World War II ushered in the Atomic Age and the Cold War, but it also had a profound impact on the arts and creative practice. With the advent of portable, 35-millimeter cameras, for the first time photojournalists on battlefields more

Feb 2, 2010 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

Chronicling the family of James Tyrone Sr. (Kenneth Albers), a former stage actor who now Long Day's Journey into Night ,Theater more

Sep 2, 2009 12:00 AM Theater

KISS w/ Chevelle @ The Marcus Amphitheater, 7:30 p.m. AlthoughKISS purists would argue this current incarnation of the band is notlegitimate KISS, since f,This Week in Milwaukee more

Jun 24, 2009 12:00 AM This Week in Milwaukee