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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
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Milwaukee’s blues-rock titan releases new album

 Greg Koch describes his new album as “a dream.” The title, Plays Well
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
 Perhaps the hand of executive producer Ridley Scott (Blade Runner) is discernable in the future-is-now backdrop for this British crime drama. Many cool visual moments—London in glass and steel and a man chasing motorbikes on foot—dress up an ordinary action tale with impossible violence
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
 This action-comedy was originally conceived as a vehicle for Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, in the wake of their Wedding Crashers success. Years passed before the project was assigned to Baltasar Kormákur, an Icelandic director who went with his go-to guy, Mark Wahlberg, because the acto
Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Classic Banjo (Smithsonian Folkways)

 In a sign of how music can cross social divides, the banjo, an instrument of African origin, became integral to the folk music of Southern whites. Classic Banjo collects tracks from the Folkways label by black and white musicians
Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Amour, t’es là?

It’s easy to suppose Banda Magda is French and probably from one of Paris’ tonier arrondissements. After all, the vocals by sweet-voiced Magda Giannikou are in French and the lilting music is pleasant mojito composed with a dash
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Oscar Grant’s Last Stop

 The Trayvon Martin case wasn’t the first public outcry over an African American youth who died under controversial circumstances at an alleged crime scene. The killing of Oscar Grant by a transit policeman in

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