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Film
Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013

Judi Dench and Steve Coogan on a journey to America

 When the adolescent Philomena encountered a handsome boy in the funhouse of a traveling circus, she barely knew the meaning of sex. Soon enough, she learned the consequences in small-town 1950s Ireland. Brought before a grim, inquisitorial board of nuns
Books
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013
 By now, many people don’t realize Rube Goldberg was a real person, a cartoonist, not just some kind of crazy cartoon machine. Along with page after page of his drawings, The Art of Rube Goldberg includes illuminating essays by The New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik and others that describe the
A&E Feature
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013

Contemporary choral music featured at annual concert

Between the Milwaukee Symphony Chorus singing Handel’s Messiah, the Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s staging of A Christmas Carol and the Milwaukee Ballet’s Nutcracker, our city has no lack of favorites in the performing arts for Christmas. And this was not only slightly annoying to
Dining Out
Monday, Nov. 18, 2013
 The enticing aroma of spices is still evident from the sidewalk. Maharajah (1550 N. Farwell Ave.) has gone through some changes lately, with its menu slimmed down and nightly specials added, including chicken makhni on Tuesdays and mixed vegetables Wednesdays, plus beer, wine and
Home Movies/Out on Digital
Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013
Driven by passion and poverty, the legendary Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow embarked on a murderous two-year crime spree during the Great Depression. In the A&E Channel documentaries on this DVD, the couple lived by stealing, maintained close family ties, heaped contempt on
Books
Friday, Nov. 15, 2013

1900s Viennese satirist takes down postmodern culture

 Provocative novelist Jonathan Franzen turns historian, unearthing an insightful, forgotten essayist from a century ago. His ambitious new book, The Kraus Project (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), presents five essays by the scathing Viennese pessimist Karl Kraus in bilingual format, the original texts