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03.17.2014 | 31 days ago | Posted at 11:53 AM
By David Luhrssen
  Modernism was a prevailing cultural current for much of the last century. In Constellations of Genius: 1922 Modernism Year One (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), Kevin Jackson insists on 1922 as the significant turning point. The British author rests his case on the publication that year of two seminal works, James Joyce’s Ulysses and T.S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land.” ...
09.27.2013 | | Posted at 12:29 PM
By David Luhrssen
  To understand the rise and fall of Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle, one of Hollywood’s first superstars, let’s turn for comparison to Michael Jackson. Like the late 20th century superstar, Arbuckle was enormously popular and instantly recognizable; he loved children, lived extravagantly and fell from grace, forever under a cloud of doubt over what went on behind closed doors....
Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008

Today @ the UWM Union Theatre - 5 p.m.

You’ve got to hand it to Charlie Chaplin. Although he clung tightly to his loveable “Tramp” character, when he broke from it, he really broke from it. In 1947’s black comedy Monsieur Verdoux, which screens tonight for free at 5 p.m. at the UWM Union Theatre, he played an out of work banker who decides to support his wife and kids by...
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008

Tonight @ UWM Union Theatre - 7 p.m.

You’ve got to hand it to Charlie Chaplin. Although he clung tightly to his loveable “Tramp” character, when he broke from it, he really broke from it. In 1947’s black comedy Monsieur Verdoux, which screens tonight for free at 7 p.m. at the UWM Union Theatre, he played an out of work banker who decides to support his wife and kids...
Friday, Sept. 19, 2008

Tonight @ the UWM Union Theatre - 9 p.m.

You’ve got to hand it to Charlie Chaplin. Although he clung tightly to his loveable “Tramp” character, when he broke from it, he really broke from it. In 1947’s black comedy Monsieur Verdoux, which screens tonight for free at 9 p.m. at the UWM Union Theatre, he played an out of work banker who decides to support his wife and kids...
Sunday, April 13, 2008

Today @ Uihlein Hall - 2:30 PM

One of Charlie Chaplin’s most overtly romantic films, City Lights not only starred and was written by Chaplin, but it was also scored by the enduring silent film actor. Particularly during the film’s storied final scene, the swelling musical accompaniment conveys grand emotions that the down-to-earth characters on . . .
Saturday, April 12, 2008

Tonight @ Uihlein Hall - 8:00 PM

One of Charlie Chaplin’s most overtly romantic films, City Lights not only starred and was written by Chaplin, but it was also scored by the enduring silent film actor. Particularly during the film’s storied final scene, the swelling musical accompaniment conveys grand emotions that the down-to-earth characters on . . .
Friday, April 11, 2008

Tonight @ Uihlein Hall - 8:00 PM

One of Charlie Chaplin’s most overtly romantic films, City Lights not only starred and was written by Chaplin, but it was also scored by the enduring silent film actor. Particularly during the film’s storied final scene, the swelling musical accompaniment conveys grand emotions that the down-to-earth characters on . . .

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