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02.27.2014 | | Posted at 07:00 AM
By Kevin Mueller
With each passing year, opportunities to gather friends and family around the television to watch something collectively seem to diminish rapidly. Monumental must-see moments rarely occur over the airwaves anymore, and if they do, they’re more widely watched on the Internet rather than in its original setting. Still, there remain a few television events, the kind that diverts viewers’ eyes awa...
01.14.2014 | | Posted at 10:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
One of the great casualties of last week's historic cold snap was the Oriental Theatre's boiler, which surrendered to the elements, closing the East Side theater for more than a week. The theater had been hoping to reopen yesterday; that didn't quite happen, but today it announced that it is back in business, just in time for you to check out Spike Jones' Her (which screens at 4:15, 7:10 and 10 p....
01.07.2014 | | Posted at 10:00 AM

Updates on cold-related closings and promotions

By Evan Rytlewski
Milwaukee Public Schools and many area businesses remained closed Tuesday as the city endured another day of near-record cold. High temperatures are expected to top off at just zero degrees, and wind chills remained at -30 and -40 below this morning, though those winds are expected to taper as the day goes on.In the face of its most frigid air in nearly 20 years, Milwaukee took it easy yesterday. ...
Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013

Portrait of Allen Ginsberg as a Young Man

 As young Allen Ginsberg in Kill Your Darlings, Daniel Radcliffe is a casting dream. Like the famous pupil he played in the Harry Potter series, Radcliffe’s version of the freshman Ginsberg is earnest, bespectacled and studious—a minority in a Muggles’ world thrust into an academy every
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013

Contemplating consciousness at Milwaukee Film Festival

 Psychiatry has often become a retail arm of the pharmaceutical industry, with psychology as the industry’s PR department. But there are discontents. Aside from their side effects, psychotropic drugs tend to redress symptoms without addressing causes. And the limitations of the
Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013
 The shocking 2010 killing of a SeaWorld orca trainer by one of the killer whales cast the aquatic amusement park business in a cold light. The eye-opening documentary Blackfish reveals a pattern of attacks by orcas on their

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