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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Courting the Cool Factor

Some of the most prestigious awards in architecture were handed out earlier this year. But while the initial flurry of excitement greeting the annual American Institute of Architects awards or the much coveted Pritzker Prize has subsided, one set of accolades still remains for Milwaukee’s design:
Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Today @ the UWM Union Art Gallery

Using the lightning rod of religious iconography, UWM’s Union Art Gallery’s latest exhibit, “Implosion: Cultural Integration and Transformation,” attempts to draw a through-line among disparate cultures. Rather than focusing on Abrahamic, monotheistic religious expressions, artists Leandro Soto, Raoul Deal . . .
Thursday, May 1, 2008

Tonight @ the UWM Union Theatre - 7 p.m.

UWM students kick off their four-day, multi-venue Milwaukee Underground Film Festival tonight with a 7 p.m. screening in the Union Theatre. Patrons can expect to see… well, that’s a surprise, since the curators haven’t announced a formal schedule, but whatever screens, it’s a safe bet that it will be a little weird . . .
Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Theater Review

The UWM Department of Theatre closes its season with a production of Bertolt Brecht’s classic mid-century drama The Caucasian Chalk Circle. An ambitious project helmed by Raeleen McMillion, senior lecturer at UWM’s Theatre Department and Renaissance Theaterworks co-founder, this production of Brecht’s epic features a cast of over 50 actors in full costume inspired by the classical Chinese roots of the story.
Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Tonight @ the UWM Union Theatre - 7 p.m.

The latest screening in the UWM Union Theatre’s “Modernity and Tradition: Film in Interwar Central Europe” series will be a wake up call for anybody who believes America invented the romantic comedy with stars like Meg Ryan and Julia Roberts. The 1935 Hungarian film Address Unknown is a slight, feel . . .
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

UWM’s visions of the future

The unique visual artistic projects of UWM students are displayed in this Prospect Avenue gallery. Sharing a building with the new Urban Outfitters retail store, the Inova Gallery features a number of interesting conceptual pieces from the skilled minds in UWM’s art programs.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

This Week in Milwaukee

Blending a mix of narrative lyrics, lush instrumentation and synth-pop flourishes, the Toronto-based indie-pop collective Stars has distinguished itself from fellow bands treading this well-worn terrain. Led by vocalists Torquil Campbell and Amy Millan, both sometimes members of Broken Social Scene...
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Since the 1980s, local author and UW-Milwaukee instructor has been using poetry to usher in a greener, more environmentally aware city. After immersing himself in the eco-inspired poetry scene of the West Coast in the late-’70s, he came back to Milwaukee in the early ’80s to find a community of like-minded individuals.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008

at UW-Milwaukee

The high ceilings and natural and soft lighting bring out the vivid artwork, sculptures, and photography strewn across the white and natural colored walls and floors in this small, intimate gallery.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Across the Tracks. Making movies in Milwaukee?

After opening scenes around the kitchen tables of their homes, the two very different teenage girls at the heart of Tracks finally meet in the girls-room mirror at school. They don’t like what they see at first, but find each other again through the Internet and become fast friends. Catherine (Amanda J. Hull) comes from a solid though not entirely perfect upper-middle-class family where mom takes an interest and sets expectations. Claire (Rebecca Rose Phillips) is lowermiddle-class; her mom snarls at her from across the room. When Claire is called . . .