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Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014
Penny dreadfuls were the pulp fiction of Victorian Britain—cheap paperback novels, usually lurid and often gothic in theme. The name was well chosen for the Showtime series except for one thing: Producers John Logan and Sam Mendes aren’t cheap. Moments of cinematic interest
Around Milwaukee
Monday, Oct. 27, 2014
Like everything else, art sales have migrated to the web, but buying a painting based on a digital photo is like buying a pair of pants or a skirt online—you don’t really know if it fits unless you can see it up close and hold it in your hands. That’s the enduring advantage of purchasing art from a gallery. On Nov. 7-8, Landmarks Gallery (231 N. 76th St.) hosts its annual Trunk Show. Art de...
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

New books on blues, country and rock

Brian Jones is more remembered for his death in a swimming pool than his life. British rock critic Paul Trynka is out to change that with his biography of The Rolling Stones’ guitarist. It’s not a hagiography: Jones was a troubled sexual alley cat described by more than one intimate as