It’s never easy to upset a decade’s old tradition, particularly one as deep-rooted as afternoon tea, but several years ago, after decades of hosting winter tea service in its grand Lobby Lounge, the Pfister Hotel moved the more

Nov 6, 2012 1:20 PM Dining Preview

The Pfister Hotel's latest artist in residence, Timothy Westbrook, hails from upstate New York. In May 2011, Westbrook graduated from Syracuse University, where he majored in fiber... more

Jul 16, 2012 12:00 AM Off the Cuff

Last weekend, I went to the Oriental Theatre to see Hysteria, a movie that covers the same ground as Sarah Ruhl's In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play) and Rachel Maines' book The Technology of Orgasm (read my comments on the Milwaukee... more

Jun 21, 2012 12:00 AM Sexpress 3 Comments

The Milwaukee Repertory Theater is in the final weeks of its production of In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play) by Sarah Ruhl, which runs through April 22. Because the play has to do with—ahem—vibrators, the Rep invited me to lead talk-b... more

Apr 12, 2012 12:00 AM Sexpress

The Milwaukee Rep closes its Stiemke Studio season with a production of a historical comedy by popular contemporary playwright Sarah Ruhl, In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play)... more

Feb 29, 2012 12:00 AM Theater