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Books
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014
Sociologist Richard Quinney realized that living in the present moment is the hardest thing in a society where enough is never enough and the clock is always ticking. Moving to an Illinois prairie town near the Wisconsin line, Quinney decided to meditate on the moment with the aid of his camera
Books
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014
 Science writer Jennifer Ouellette, an adopted child having no contact with her biological parents, had her genome sequenced as part of a journey to determine who she is—and why. Her entertaining tour of neuroscience, psychedelia and storytelling concludes that we result from nature and nurture
Home Movies/Out on Digital
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014
 As Eva, Julia Louis-Dreyfus displays her comedic talent, but James Gandolfini is the surprise as Albert, an amiable bear of a man with a sense of humor and a vulnerable heart. The charming if rambling, chatty story captures the uncertain first steps of middle-age romance. Naturally, there is
Film
Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014

Iran’s choice for foreign-language Oscar

 Marie searches expectantly for the arriving traveler, Ahmad, catching his eye at the airport gate but separated at that
Home Movies/Out on Digital
Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014
 A cast of stars (Adrien Brody, Glenn Close, Uma Thurman) reads passages from writings on Marilyn Monroe and from her own letters, diaries and jottings. Most of what emerges in this impressionistic chronicle of her life is familiar. She loved learning, was dedicated to mastering the art of acting
Books
Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014
 The Mediterranean Sea was the center for much of world history, the conduit between Egypt, Phoenicia, Greece and Rome whose shore defined a zone where religion, democracy, philosophy and science developed. British archaeologist Cyprian Broodbank examines the crucial region in light of recent discoveries, more
Album Reviews
Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014
 Fusion wasn’t invented in the 1970s. In the late ’30s, an earlier generation of jazz musicians reached across the borders of their music—this time to the classical tradition. On Book of Rhapsodies, The Ghost Train Orchestra rediscovers and rearranges compositions by four jazz combo leaders of
Eat & Drink
Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014

New book explores some of the area's best places to eat

 What better front cover for Food Lovers’ Guide to Wisconsin: The Best Restaurants, Markets & Local Culinary Offerings than a brimming bowl of mac ’n’ cheese? In their latest book, longtime Shepherd Express writers Martin Hintz and Pam Percy report on their favorite restaurants, specialty