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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
Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013

No-budget film stars Milwaukee musical legend

 Richard LaValliere was a remarkable figure from Milwaukee’s ’70s punk scene. As bassist and songwriter, he brought unusual wit to The Haskels and redrew boundaries with his no-guitar follow-up, The Oil Tasters. LaValliere left for New York in the ’80s and continued to make cliché-busting music
Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013

The Dude Achieves Big Time

Not everyone fell in love with The Big Lebowski the first time they saw it. That includes Will Russell, co-creator of Lebowski Fest, the traveling annual festival celebrating the Dude in all his Dudeness. He admits to “feeling almost indifferent to it.” And yet, something kept drawing him back
Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013
 Written in the clean, hard prose of a classic screenplay or a Raymond Chandler story, The Supper Club Book (Chicago Review Press) is the second publication of its kind this year. Its author, the Chicago Sun-Times’ Dave Hoekstra, traveled more widely than Ron Faiola, who penned the recent
Monday, Aug. 12, 2013

Short Orders

 The Family Table (6598 W. Brown Deer Road) has the Greek family restaurant formula down to an exact science. The pleasantly light-filled venue offers a menu expansive enough to serve as a pup tent. Included are
Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013

Woody Allen’s Bicoastal Drama

 Although Woody Allen became a belated world traveler in recent years, setting films in Barcelona, London, Paris and Rome, he returns to familiar ground for much of Blue Jasmine. Half of the film unwinds in the tonier districts
Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013

Around the world at Buckley’s

In Downtown Milwaukee, outdoor dining often means tables on the sidewalk precariously close to pedestrians and a curbstone’s distance from passing cars. Buckley’s Restaurant & Bar offers a pleasant alternative. Located on the
Monday, Aug. 5, 2013
 Elvis may have been the star of his first movie, but he played only a supporting role in this post-Civil War drama. Love Me Tender (1956), out now on Blu-ray, was a competent B movie from the old studio system, with

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