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Wednesday, May 28, 2014
 Magical Movement: The Milwaukee Ballet’s breathtaking Mirror Mirror, a world premiere by Michael Pink, was received with a well-deserved standing ovation on opening night. At a pre-show dinner at Gallerie M in the InterContinental Hotel, patrons were dining, including major donors
09.24.2013 | | Posted at 06:02 PM
By David Luhrssen
  “Witness” is an HBO documentary (out on DVD) about photojournalism, specifically three professionals who ventured into four of the most dangerous parts of the world—war zones in all but name. The documentary is eye opening, though the scenes with charred bodies make for gruesome viewing. Perhaps the most alarming of the four episodes is the one closest to home. Eros Hoaglan...
08.23.2013 | | Posted at 10:20 AM
By David Luhrssen
  When the major studios refused to fund his Liberace picture, Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh went instead to HBO. His production, Behind the Candelabra, drew a huge audience on cable earlier this summer. It will be out in September on Blu-ray. Behind the Candelabra is exactly the sort of character driven, intelligent screenplay that once was Hollywood’s bread and b...
Monday, March 19, 2012
As its name implies, Benjamin Busch's stunning new memoir Dust to Dust is largely a meditation on life and death. Although Busch is a decorated Marine Corps officer who served two tours of duty in Iraq, Dust to Dust is much more than a war memoir...
Thursday, July 24, 2008

Tonight @ the Riverside Theater - 8 p.m.

Controversial political comedian Bill Maher, whose digs can strike the funny bone while hitting a nerve, wants to stimulate critical thinking through the gateway of humor. Once the benign host of Comedy Central and ABC’s “Politically Incorrect,” the libertarian found himself on shaky ground after Sept. 11, when there was . . .
Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Laughing with Bill Maher

Controversial comedian Bill Maher, whose digs can strike the funny bone while hitting a nerve, wants to stimulate critical thinking through the gateway of humor. The fearless if not ruthless cynic, host of HBO’s Emmy-nominated series “Real Time,” will perform at the Riverside Theater on Thursday, July 24. We spoke with Maher by phone in early June, discussing politics, religion and the war on drugs. We began by probing about the relevance of his profession. “Too many people, especially the younger generation, don’t get their news from real sources but comedy shows, which is a little like reading the CliffsNotes instead of the actual book,” he says. “I guess it’s better than watching ‘America’s Next Top Model.’ At least . . .
Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Sunday, May 11, 2008

A good joke takes time to set up. Comedians can’t just rush the punch line; they have to finesse it, tease it. For Flight of the Conchords, the New Zealand musical comedy duo turned HBO stars and, subsequently . . .
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008

Crime, Corruption and Journalism

No program highlights the disparity between critical opinion and commercial success better than “The Wire,” HBO’s fervently acclaimed but largely unwatched crime epic. The Chicago Tribune and Entertainment Weekly have crowned it the best show . . .