The Wire

This week David Simon of “The Wire” speaks out, the WAMIs celebrate Wisconsin music and the Blue Man Group does its thing. more

This Week in Milwaukee

Set in the present day, George Pelecanos’ new classic crime thriller The Double focuses on issues of returning Iraqi war veterans, racism, murder and stolen works of art. That’s a lot to handle in one novel, but in this sequel to his 2011 b... more


Wire lead singer-guitarist-songwriter Colin Newman has said in recent interviews that "Wire equals change." His band's latest album, Change Becomes Us, upholds this statement, featuring an eclectic and challenging mix of more


As its name implies, Benjamin Busch's stunning new memoir Dust to Dust is largely a meditation on life and death. Although Busch is a decorated Marine Corps officer who served two tours of duty in Iraq, Dust to Dust is much more than a war ... more


After a long hiatus in the '90s, British art-punk pioneers Wire preemptively spit in the face of anybody who might dare suggest they'd tamed with age on their harsh 2003 reunion disc Send. Though it certainly proved their point, it was a hard alb.. more

On Music

As part of my resolution to be better about calling out overrated albums, let me offer this succinct consumer warning about the new Tiny Vipers album: Do not buy the new Tiny Vipers album. At least not unless you know what your in for. Tiny Vi.. more

On Music

Another upcoming production that I haven’t had the time to make much fuss about is Off The Wall’s upcoming staging of the Stephen Sondheim musical Sweeney Todd. This one has something of an odd history with me personally. Somewhere in Junior Hi.. more


Looking ahead at the upcoming weekend, I can’t help but notice that I seem to have overlooked much mention of Pink Banana’s new showa production of the 1992 drama Someone Who'll Watch Over Me by Irish playwright Frank McGinnis. . . in the rush of .. more


The imaginative aesthetics of throwaways, castoffs and found objects that Viola Frey (1933 Weeping Woman ,Art more

Visual Arts

The Brewers continue to battle the Philadelphia Phillies today after successfully avoiding elimination at Miller Park yesterday. Winning today's game will send our hometown heroes back to Philadelphia on Tu,Today in Milwaukee more

Today in Milwaukee

It's 9 o'clock in the morning. Nobody else in the park accept a few reporters and vendors. The hum of the air systems, a guy mopping the top of the dugout emblazoned with a huge logo for the NLDS. A few ,Sports more

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Here’s a long-overdue concession to everyone who told me to ditch of my clunky micro-cassette player and upgrade to something more reliable, like a digital recorder: You were right. Foolishly, though, I stuck with the outdated technology, since.. more

On Music

For some reason when I hear the term environmental architecture it conjures up dour-faced buildings with shaggy grass roofs. It likewise transports me to dimly lit lecture halls full of students watching slides of stick men wantonly perspiring and.. more


I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh manischewitz what a world, ain’a? So listen, abou . ,Art for Art's Sake more

Art for Art's Sake

Faced with the uncomfortable task of reviewing a program set in his own workplace, Sun cri Chicago Tribune ,A&E Feature more

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