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Home Movies/Out on Digital
Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014
 A cast of stars (Adrien Brody, Glenn Close, Uma Thurman) reads passages from writings on Marilyn Monroe and from her own letters, diaries and jottings. Most of what emerges in this impressionistic chronicle of her life is familiar. She loved learning, was dedicated to mastering the art of acting
Books
Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014
 The Mediterranean Sea was the center for much of world history, the conduit between Egypt, Phoenicia, Greece and Rome whose shore defined a zone where religion, democracy, philosophy and science developed. British archaeologist Cyprian Broodbank examines the crucial region in light of recent discoveries, more
Album Reviews
Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014
 Fusion wasn’t invented in the 1970s. In the late ’30s, an earlier generation of jazz musicians reached across the borders of their music—this time to the classical tradition. On Book of Rhapsodies, The Ghost Train Orchestra rediscovers and rearranges compositions by four jazz combo leaders of
Eat/Drink
Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014

New book explores some of the area's best places to eat

 What better front cover for Food Lovers’ Guide to Wisconsin: The Best Restaurants, Markets & Local Culinary Offerings than a brimming bowl of mac ’n’ cheese? In their latest book, longtime Shepherd Express writers Martin Hintz and Pam Percy report on their favorite restaurants, specialty
Eat/Drink
Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014

Writer follows the journey from farm to table

 Most of us will never be able to live like Kurt Timmermeister, nor would most of us want to—but we’d all love to be invited to his place for dinner. Timmermeister lives on a small farm in an idyllic setting, an island in Puget Sound. He grows much of his own food and shares his sometimes
Home Movies/Out on Digital
Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014
 Chet Baker’s lonesome trumpet hovers over Let’s Get Lost, a scattered yet ultimately moving documentary on the “James Dean of jazz.” Baker didn’t know how near death he was when the film was shot in 1988; he obviously enjoyed the attention but the shadow of heroin was never far off. Along
Off the Cuff
Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014

Off the Cuff with Charles Sullivan

 Charles Sullivan has seen it from both sides. For much of his life he was a musician, and for many years he led his own choral and string group, the Sullivan Ensemble. Since 2001, when he became executive and artistic director of Early Music Now, one of the Midwest’s foremost promoters