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Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

New books on the pleasures (and hazards) of an author’s life

Walt Whitman had just revolutionized poetry before finding his way to a Manhattan tavern called Pfaff’s. With its elliptical free verse, the recently published Leaves of Grass was unlike any previous collection of poems, but as Justin Martin reminds us, few copies of the early editions sold
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

Nicole Kidman Can’t Remember

Her bloodshot eyes open to an unfamiliar scene—the same one she experiences every morning
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014
Adapted from the 2011 bestseller by British author S. J. Watson, this thriller introduces Christine Lucas (Nicole Kidman), a 40-year-old woman unable to retain new memories once she goes to bed each night. Awakening daily to a home she doesn’t recognize, Christine learns from hubby
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
Pianist Dave Hazeltine, one of Milwaukee’s jazz luminaries of the 1970s, turns up in good company on Returns 2014. The album title refers to the long absence from the recording studio of the session’s leader, guitarist Mark Elf. Elf and Hazeltine swim in the cool tide that flowed out of bebop
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
 Basya Schechter’s Hasidic upbringing in Brooklyn laid the foundation for her music, but she continues to reach higher, adding new stories to her groundwork. On the fifth album by her band Pharaoh’s Daughter, Schechter explores the many cross currents that connect Eastern European Jewish