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Dining Out
Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014
 Tucked into a bay down the hall and around the corner from the cavernous lobby of the 411 Building, Coffee with a Conscience (411 E. Wisconsin Ave.) is an attractive, efficiently
Local Music
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014
The dancers clap their hands before getting ready to stab their sharp heels hard against the wooden floor, knocking in rhythm to the percussive playing of acoustic guitars. Arms and hands swing expressively, necks turn and heels keep up the beat before the singer begins, eyes closed
Film
Monday, Feb. 10, 2014

George Clooney’s Art Commandos

The Nazis were responsible for genocide and a brutal war of conquest. They were also among the world’s greatest art thieves, stripping museums and private holdings of the paintings and sculpture desired by Germany’s leaders. And several of the top
Books
Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014
 Machiavelli is the world’s most famous political theorist, referenced by millions who have never read one word by the disgruntled 16th-century Florentine bureaucrat. In On Machiavelli, Oxford University’s Alan Ryan prefaces the author’s key texts with a compact primer on the man and his
Home Movies/Out on Digital
Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014
 Original Pickup line: “You wouldn’t happen to have an aspirin, would you?” James (Liev Schreiber) asks Nina (Jeanne Tripplehorn) at an airport lounge. Nine years later and living in a five-star Amsterdam loft, their perfect marriage disintegrates when she discovers his infidelity. A Perfect Man
Album Reviews
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014
 Along with fellow guitarist Peter Green, Jeremy Spencer was the creative mind behind Fleetwood Mac’s early incarnation as one of Britain’s best late-’60s blues-rock bands. After their third studio album, Spencer left to join a Christian commune in the U.S. Some of those spiritual echoes can be