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Around Milwaukee
Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014
Door County is where Milwaukee goes to get away from problems, not find new ones. Murder seems almost unseemly in this land of forests, lined by beaches and filled with summer cabins and tourist resorts. That’s the hook for the murder-thriller Death Stalks Door County, whose protagonist, DNR ranger Dave Cubiak, is a former Chicago homicide detective who traded an urban for a rural beat (in a bid...
Album Reviews
Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014
Popular images of Afghanistan have been dominated in recent decades by the wars of Islamist militants against the Soviets, the U.S. and each other, but the ancient land was once a crossroads of culture and commerce. Living now in the U.S., Quraishi comes from a family of traditional musicians
Books
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

From independence through the Civil War

In his account of the American Revolution, historian Thomas Slaughter begins with the assumption that “independence” and “separation” were two different things. The American colonists considered themselves largely “independent” of Great Britain since Jamestown, yet the idea of
Film
Monday, Aug. 18, 2014

Brendan Gleeson as the good priest in an enigmatic Irish drama

Seated on his side of the claustrophobic confessional
Home Movies/Out on Digital
Monday, Aug. 18, 2014
Shades of Vertigo haunt director Arie Posin’s The Face of Love—along with memories kept by Nikki (Annette Bening) of her husband, Garrett (Ed Harris). Imagine her surprise when, five years after his death, she spots his exact double. Yearning turns to fantasy and fantasy into emotionally
Theater
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014

Chamber Theatre’s magnificent season opener

Decades after her death, Maria Callas is still among the world’s best known opera stars. Every inch the diva, she was a temperamental force of nature and the power of her voice and her presence could never be ignored
Film clips
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014
As revealed in the often-witty screenplay by writer John Michael McDonagh, Father James (Brendan Gleeson) is no ordinary Roman Catholic priest. A widower with a grown daughter, James is an empathetic, tolerant, enigmatic man threatened by a victim of priestly pedophilia—a crime