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Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014
 You gotta have art. But don’t take it from me. No less than one of the area’s most prolific art spaces, the Cedarburg Cultural Center (W62 N546 Washington Ave.), declares as much in the title of their fast-approaching juried exhibition and fundraising art sale: “You Gotta Have Art
Monday, July 23, 2012

Questions remain at end of Nolan's Batman trilogy

The best superhero comics have always dressed moral, political and social...
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009

A Slumdog night

It’s Slumdog versus wizened old Benjamin, a scrappy kid from Mumbai against an American freak of nature. This year’s Academy Awards promises a battle between Slumdog Millionaire and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button for several top prizes and many lesser ones. Sean Penn’s unforgettable performance in Milk...
01.22.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
I don�t know if a dead actor ever earned an Oscar nomination before, but Heath Ledger scored respect from the Academy early this morning when the Oscar roster was announced. Ledger is up for Best Supporting Actor for his unforgettable role as the Joker in The Dark Knight. Since he largely dominated the movie, one can only wonder about the line dividing the supporting cast from the stars. ...
Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008

A promising career cut short

The greatest irony in Heath Ledger's tragically short career is not only that he may receive a posthumous Oscar for his disturbing, revelatory performance in an ambitious if overproduced action film, but that his widely anticipated portrayal of the Joker may well have been crucial in beefing up the box-office momentum of The Dark Knight. This serious-minded, comic-book action flick impressed the art crowd with its noirish overtones, while still serving as a major draw for younger action fans. Pre-release publicity spurred interest...
09.13.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
The Dark Knight has caught up with Titanic�s record box office ticket sales and is one of the most talked about films in years. It�s the biggest moviegoing phenomenon of 2008, larger even than Sex and the City. Heath Ledger was a rising actor and his role as the Joker in the sequel to the popular Batman Begins would have cinched his stardom had he lived. His death was good publicity for T...
01.27.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Joe Uchill
  This week, recently-deceased Heath Ledger graces the cover of People magazine – and no other celebrity magazines. Due to an eccentricity of the industry, People goes to press on Tuesday, a day later than all their competitors. Ledger’s death fit in to that brief window that benefits People’s patience. No one else could run a story. Obviously, this will be one week gossip-minded people s...