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Film
Sunday, July 14, 2013

Sam Rockwell steals Sundance’s coming-of-age comedy

 Summer vacation is the time when teens come of age: it’s a familiar theme in movies and for good reason. Teenagers often have life-altering summers, sometimes in the aftermath of high school graduation and
Album Reviews
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Sun Studio Vol. 2: Jails & Graveyards (SlipShod Records)

 Jails & Graveyards is the second album of original songs recorded by Waukesha’s Dano Peterson and sons Jeff Carlson and Shayne Peterson in a one-night flurry at Memphis’ famed Sun Studio. A few numbers catch the memory
Books
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

True stories from Milwaukee’s punk scene

 Milwaukee always lacked the size and numbers of Chicago, but when punk rock emerged at the end of the ’70s, our modest metropolis punched above its weight and nurtured more good bands than our neighbor to the south
Film
Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Monotony of Monsters

 Determined to make a different kind of summer blockbuster, director Guillermo del Toro
Album Reviews
Sunday, July 7, 2013

The Complete Studio Albums (1970-1990) (Warner Bros.)

From Texas bar band to arena rock act, ZZ Top’s remarkable transformation involved turning their
Books
Tuesday, July 2, 2013

New books on our country and its ideals

 The signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia was the culmination of events that had occurred in Boston—the site of the Boston Massacre, the Tea Party and the Battle of Bunker Hill. National Book Award-winning author Nathaniel Philbrick examines the revolutionary