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Around Milwaukee
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014

Rarely Seen Film Screens on Saturday Night

Along with Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler was the author who pulled detective fiction out of the Edwardian drawing rooms and into the mean streets. His hard-boiled stories set the stage for film noir; The Big Sleep (1946) is considered a classic. Chandler was also hired by Hollywood to write original screenplays, among them, The Blue Dahlia (1946). Farewell, My Lovely was the first Chandler s...
Books
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

Reporters and historians explore the roots of conflict

Ted Rall is an author, graphic novelist and rarity among the recent generation of foreign correspondents—an unembedded reporter covering American mishaps without permission from the U.S. military. It’s dangerous work, he reports in this caustic account of his Afghan sojourn. In After
Album Reviews
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
 Basya Schechter’s Hasidic upbringing in Brooklyn laid the foundation for her music, but she continues to reach higher, adding new stories to her groundwork. On the fifth album by her band Pharaoh’s Daughter, Schechter explores the many cross currents that connect Eastern European Jewish
Album Reviews
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
Pianist Dave Hazeltine, one of Milwaukee’s jazz luminaries of the 1970s, turns up in good company on Returns 2014. The album title refers to the long absence from the recording studio of the session’s leader, guitarist Mark Elf. Elf and Hazeltine swim in the cool tide that flowed out of bebop
Home Movies/Out on Digital
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
A washed-up TV host (Pierce Brosnan) pauses before jumping from a tall building in London. Next thing he knows, three other wannabe suicides line up behind him: a failed grunge musician (Aaron Paul), a hard-pressed mom (Toni Collette) and a drug-addled club girl (Imogen Poots). Based on the
Around Milwaukee
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

Still Serving through Road Construction

Old Town Serbian Gourmet House is still open, despite a plethora of road construction obstructing many routes into the Lincoln Village neighborhood on Milwaukee’s near South Side. One of the city’s favorite restaurants since the early 1970s, Old Town specializes in the flavorful and filling cuisine of the Balkans, such as burek, chicken paprikash, chevapchichi and the wonderful, lettuce-free S...