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Around Milwaukee
Monday, July 28, 2014
Most cities in Europe, Canada and the U.S. never got rid of their streetcars—or if they were dumb enough to do it, like Milwaukee, they have rushed in recent years to rebuild the old lines. Here in Cream City, many of our politicians are still dumb, but the smartest among them are pushing for light rail.Experience how the ride of the past is becoming the wave of the future at the second “Stree...
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Around Milwaukee
Monday, July 28, 2014
Milwaukee’s ethnic festivals are always about food and usually about music. Rarely do they explore film. Filling the breech, the North Shore Library, 6800 N. Port Washington Road, offers Tuesday Movie Fest during the festival season with selections keyed to one of the following weekend’s ethnic festivals. Next up, in time for German Fest, is Barbara, director Christian Petzold’s ...
Film
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Zach Braff’s Midlife Crisis

  Thirty-five is not the new 25 in Zach Braff’s latest turn as writer-director, Wish I Was Here. The mid-30s can be an unsettling milestone, especially if the road of life is leading to a let down. Braff stars as Aidan, a chronically unemployed actor whose beautiful
Album Reviews
Monday, July 21, 2014
 Something magic clings to the gossamer notes heard on Tincian. 9Bach is all about its homeland. The lyrics are in Welsh and the album cover proudly proclaims: “Made in Wales.” And yet, Tincian is not another album of folk music or an ill-considered update of tradition, but a contemporary
Home Movies/Out on Digital
Monday, July 21, 2014
 Johnny, an aging ’70s punk guitarist, meets his old bandmates at a funeral and presses them into reforming. They sound good, but their old label declares them as not right for the “tweeners to twenties” demographic. Undeterred, they form a band of teenage nobodies to lip-sync their demo in
Home Movies/Out on Digital
Thursday, July 17, 2014
 Forest Whitaker is commanding as the furtive giant Angel Sanchez, a deeply disturbed man who seeks help from Tommy Carter (Anthony Mackie). A smooth-talking, bestselling life coach, proffering truths along with New Age jive, Tommy has rewritten his past to conform to his chosen