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Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009

Economist Dean Baker on its destructive aftermath

Back in 2002, Dean Baker, Ph.D., warned that the country was in the midst of a housing bubble that wasn’t going to end well. Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C., says that the Federal Reserve could have prevented the bubble from...
Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, Sept. 3, Jazz in the Park w/ The Jazz Orgy @ Cathedral Square Park, 6:30 p.m. The Fox Valley’s resident jazz heads prefer variety to traditionalism. Claiming that if they played Miles Davis and John Coltrane all night it would put their audience to sleep, The Jazz Orgy plays a variety of funk...
Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Art Review

Liz Diller, co-founder of New York architecture firm Diller Scofidio Renfro, recently made a number of visits to UW-Milwaukee's School of Architecture and Urban Planning (SARUP) to address students of the Urban Edge Studio headed by new faculty member Mo Zell. The students' task this semester was to create a series of urban interventions around the city. Diller's task was to help them think beyond the studio walls...
Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Play Time:

Play Time: Despite a plethora of Friday night entertainment choices, the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre had a huge turnout at its Brooklyn Boys premiere. In his welcome, Artistic Director C. Michael Wright applauded Konrad Kuchenbach for sponsoring the Skylight Bar apres-party. UW-Milwaukee was well...
Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Plus Heroes and Jerks of the Week

When then-Gov. Tommy Thompson launched the Wisconsin Works (W-2) program in 1996, it was supposed to end welfare as we know it by getting people to work for their benefits, which would lead to independence and family stability. Though the goal of helping people off of welfare and into productive...
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Most of us never get to work inside a think tank. Michael Zimmer, assistant professor at UW-Milwaukee’s School of Information Studies, has enjoyed that rare opportunity. The thoughts that germinated inside his recent New York University submersion have become fodder for his new approaches to teaching media...
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Jim Godsil could be called many things, but “philosopher roofer” is one handle that should stick. When he’s not fixing roofs for a living, Godsil can be overheard in engaging conversations at coffee shops, seen around town as a community activist and read on his Milwaukee Renaissance Web site, whose mission is encapsulated...
03.03.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
It’s another rather heavy week for openings with four more shows opening this week. Here’s a glance at what’s ahead:Oedipus Rex at UWM—In  the past several years, I’ve seen something like 100 shows per year. It’s kind of surprising to think back over all of that theatre and realize that the oldest script I’ve seen brought to the stage in the past three years was a Marquette producti...
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009

Classical music’s future

Classical music lovers are an anxious bunch, worrying that our music will die with us, that future generations may not come to know Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Verdi or Wagner and firm in our knowledge that so much of Western civilization and culture hearkens back to such giants. We call them "immortal," but truth be told it is but our sincerest hope that they are so. Rest assured, however, that classical music will not die with us: The torch has already been passed to the next generation of its lovers and most earnest practitioners...

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