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Film
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013

Contemplating consciousness at Milwaukee Film Festival

 Psychiatry has often become a retail arm of the pharmaceutical industry, with psychology as the industry’s PR department. But there are discontents. Aside from their side effects, psychotropic drugs tend to redress symptoms without addressing causes. And the limitations of the
Home Movies/Out on Digital
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013
 Julianne Moore is believable as an inspiring educator in her high school classroom but a lonely heart at home. Literature has set a high bar of manhood that the puerile, arrogant, dim guys she meets can never reach. Life gets more exciting when a male former student returns with
Books
Monday, Sept. 23, 2013

Frederick Layton’s gifts to Milwaukee

 Among Milwaukee’s great tycoons from a century ago, Frederick Layton led a relatively modest life. Much of the money he made from meatpacking was invested in art, especially the Layton Art Gallery
Album Reviews
Monday, Sept. 23, 2013
 With the advent of the mix tape, everyone became her own music programmer, and yet there can still be something insightful in enjoying someone else’s selection. Hits Back boasts an advantage over most other best-of collections: Its running order follows the band’s own—The Clash’s set lists
Album Reviews
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013
 The platinum-selling Fleetwood Mac of the late ’70s had no relation to the ’60s band of the same name beyond the namesake rhythm section—drummer Mick Fleetwood and bassist John McVie. The CD reissue (with bonus tracks) of Fleetwood Mac’s 1969 album represents the band
Album Reviews
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013
Disc two of this career compilation shows that around 1975, Bill Withers, one of the most talented voices in ’70s soul, declined. Not that he literally lost his voice—the man could still sing—but the songs he wrote after the mid-’70s were often formulaic. “Quiet storm” ballads alternated with OK
Home Movies/Out on Digital
Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013
 More interesting than the zombies are the human survivors. In the third Living Dead movie by George Romero—the man most responsible for the space occupied in our imagination by zombies—mad science clashes with military madness, and fatalism with determination, as the sane among
Dining Out
Monday, Sept. 16, 2013

Fresh baked and gluten free

The neighborhood around Vliet and 60th streets, the main intersection of Washington Heights, is a great place to be hungry. Feel like gelato? You can grab a cup at Cold Spoons Gelato. Up for fine dining? Meritage offers superb entrées from a seasonal menu of locally sourced ingredients

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