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Film
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Remembering Roger Ebert

They were the oddest couple on television, Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert, and at the end of the night, they were never buddies. The show that eventually aired as “Sikel and Ebert” pitted the skinny, cosmopolitan Siskel against the rotund, working-class Ebert in animated discussions over
Books
Monday, July 14, 2014

Tom August’s history of our multicultural city

 Milwaukee is among America’s most historically unique cities, and yet, the problems that pervaded the U.S. throughout its history, especially the crucial issue of racism, arrived with the early settlers. Milwaukee historian
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Around Milwaukee
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Those were different days back in the ‘70s and early ‘80s, when DJs on commercial radio stations played the music they actually wanted to hear and took requests from listeners. Back then, major record companies spent money promoting new and unknown artists in the hopes of hitting the jackpot. Record stores were everywhere and the people behind the counters knew something about music—they may...
Eat & Drink
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Author investigates America’s seafood deficit

 Food writer Paul Greenberg offers some startling statistics in his new book American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood. Although the U.S. controls wide expanses of ocean, lake and river, 91% of the seafood we eat comes from abroad, yet one-third of America’s seafood catch is
Film
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Three Cities, Three Stories

 Feature films with multiple stories in multiple places, yoked together under some common theme or other: It’s an idea as old as silent movies and the result has seldom been fully satisfying. Witness Third Person
Home Movies/Out on Digital
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
 The setup is ’80s horror: the bold house whose newly arrived family experiences strange goings on—the teens see it, not their myopic parents. Dark images flit at the edge of sight; jolting moments of fright; a curse clings to the place like mold… What’s interesting about Haunt is the striking