wound pretty tight intellectually in an era increasingly fascinated with
information and details. Different groups of people cling to different details
trying to corner some kind of market on truth
Stuffy Shmitt emerged from
Milwaukee in the 1970s before moving to New York. His latest CD is a collection
of brilliant, lyrical songs reminiscent, at times, of early Bruce Springsteen,
Elliot Murphy and Willy DeVille.
Of all the conflicts between natives and
settlers, the Black Hawk War (1832) left the deepest impression on Wisconsin.
UW-Waukesha professor Robert Birmingham, who excavated Fort Blue Mounds near
Nothing shouts “City!” like neon signs. Yet
even in New York, the old glow is fading under pressure from LEDs and what
critics have called the “suburbanization” of the city.
Photographer-preservationist Thomas Rinaldi set
A sequel always comes with heightened anticipation for readers and Queen of America, a continuation of the 2005 bestselling novel The Hummingbird’s Daughter by Luis Alberto Urrea, is a follow-up that stands alone
Much has been made of the first couplet on “Ecce Homo,” the lead track on New York-based Titus Andronicus’ latest album, Local Business. “Okay, I think, by now,” rambles vocalist/guitarist Patrick Stickles
The protagonist (Jordan Gelber) is a doughy, middle-aged man-child
living with his parents and his action figures in this darkly perceptive
suburban comedy from the director of Welcome
to the Dollhouse. Todd Solondz is masterful
The ruin and
hardship inflicted by a natural disaster can reveal truths that political
propaganda tends to obscure. When Hurricane Sandy destroyed swaths of the
Northeast, darkened our largest city and plunged