Archive: Music, Arts, and Culture

2018 in Movies

This year I caught 41 new releases and this list won’t be complete until I see some of the other films that I missed in theaters and am waiting to see online or haven’t dropped in Milwaukee or online yet (e.g., Cold War, If Beale Street Could Talk, Burning, Ollie and Stan). So this list will be updated in another…

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My 2018 List: TV & Streaming

This year I watched 32 television & streaming series, a bit less than last year’s 38. I spend a lot of time on flights, in hotels, and alone in cities so I get a lot of books, TV, and movies in along the way. My two top choices last year, Better Things and Master of None, weren’t on this year….

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2017 in Film and TV

I saw 48 movies and 38 TV series in 2017. I missed the Milwaukee Film Festival so my picks are fairly mainstream indie (we have 5 Landmark Theater screens within 1 miles of our home) and occasional big box office. I get to watch a lot being a social introvert and traveler who spends most nights at home and a…

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Wilco vs. Super Bowl? No contest!

“We are all Jews at a Chinese restaurant on Christmas,” Jeff Tweedy announced to a cheering audience Sunday night during Wilco’s scorching show at the DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. On Super Bowl Sunday, it was wonderful to be with thousands of others celebrating our favorite band the way others celebrate a favorite team. The difference is that our…

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My Liverpool Pilgrimage

I’ve been a huge Beatles fan since I was at least five years old. My first records were The Beatles Second Album, Beatles IV, Rubber Soul, and Help. My first favorite songs were “Ticket to Ride” and “You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away.” As I got to my tweens and teens, I was attracted more to the later years….

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