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Dining Out
Monday, Dec. 9, 2013
 The tiled Downtown storefront is sparsely decorated with a few scenes of the rocky Armenian landscape. Arin Bert Coffee and Grill (222 W. Wells St.), the only Armenian restaurant between Chicago and Toronto, offers a friendly, unpretentious introduction to the cuisine of an ancient land tucked
Film
Monday, Dec. 9, 2013

Reading the Grave Digger’s Manual

 The torch-lit night rally is an exciting diversion in The Book Thief’s small German town on the eve of World War II. There are rousing songs in the village square and oratory from the mayor denouncing the enemies of the people—the plutocrats, the Communists and most of all, the Jews. He
Books
Monday, Dec. 2, 2013

New Books on the Badger State

 With its diverse geography and history, Wisconsin is a fertile topic for writers. Anyone with an interest in the Badger State’s people and culture will find plenty of new titles this season
Album Reviews
Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013
 Otto & The Elevators is the great, lost Milwaukee album from the ’70s. On this 40th anniversary reissue of the vinyl LP (with a CD tucked into a plastic sleeve), the most remarkable thing—aside from the A-plus songwriting—is the timelessness. Gary Tanin’s writing and production synthesized