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Dining Out
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
 One of Tosa’s treasures, Rocket Baby Bakery, has expanded its profile by opening an outlet in Bay View. The new venue (2452 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.) is tucked into a glass, steel and cement storefront alongside Community Bark Dog Wash & Coffee Bar. The small setting lacks the charm of the Tosa
Film
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt take on alien invaders

 The specter of alien invasion has haunted the human imagination since H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds. Drawn from Japanese pulp fiction, Edge of Tomorrow restates Wells’ premise: beings advanced enough to cross interplanetary space have the know-how to give the armies of Earth a sound
Home Movies/Out on Digital
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
 In this hilarious 2013 comedy, Steve Coogan plays a DJ in love with the sound of his own voice, a talk-show host juggling the banalities of contemporary life. Alan Partridge is a tale of white-collar anxiety as a profits-only corporation buys the radio station, spewing jargon about
Album Reviews
Friday, June 6, 2014
 New York’s The Sours is a two-acoustic-guitar duo fronted by singer Sarah Schrift, and accompanied by a pianist on a few numbers. The mood on most tracks is 3 a.m. melancholy with vocals just past the edge of resignation. Nick Drake looms as an inspiration, though occasionally the sky
Dining Out
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
The bowl of red snapper soup served with a small carafe of sherry is only one sign that The Anchorage (4700 N. Port Washington Road) isn’t merely a hotel restaurant, despite its location off the lobby of the Hilton. Commanding a panoramic view of the Milwaukee River and a split-level bar and
Home Movies/Out on Digital
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
 In her directorial debut, Whoopi Goldberg explores an African American comedian who influenced her greatly, Moms Mabley. Looking toothless, wearing jarringly colored outfits and speaking in Deep South black cadences, Mabley was a startling sight when she surfaced on network TV in the
Books
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
 Paul de Man managed to die before his past caught up with him. Turns out, the tastemaker of academic fashion (or was it more like dogma?) during the ’80s and early ’90s was an active Nazi collaborator during World War II. Perhaps his theory of “deconstruction,” an abstraction that could serve as