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If We’re Headed Toward Greece, GOP Is Driving Us There
“As long as it was legal, I’m OK with it,” said the South Carolina Republican. “I don’t blame anybody for using the tax code to their advantage. ... It’s a game we play. Every American tries to find the way to get the most deductions they can. I see nothing wrong with playing the game because we set it up to be a game.
Page 10 - 1 comment - 178 views Too Hot to Handle
But even someone who considers the Weather Channel a form of torture has to admit when thousands of heat records shatter across America, much of the West goes up in flames, Dust Bowl droughts spread from Texas and Oklahoma into Wisconsin and...
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Founded in 1994, the organization provides shelter and care for cats and kittens. Happy Endings’ Darlene Rager said “some cats are quite shy and considered ‘unadoptable’ by other shelters, but our volunteers work with these cats daily to build a trust of people and offer a secure environment until they are ready to be adopted.
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Like most labor-management disputes, this one is very complex. The employees and the company have been working on the issues leading up to this dispute since 2008. In the past several weeks, the daily paper reported on the complexities of this particular situation, including the involvement of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
Page 15 - no comments - 158 views Kil@wat’s Delightful Contemporary Experience
Elevators will drop you off near the entrance, or you can walk up via a grand stairway. At the entrance is an illuminated orange cube with the restaurant’s sign. That color theme extends to the lounge and dining room, with orange upholstery, more of those light fixtures and fresh-cut gerbera daisies at every table.
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But as much as Festa Italiana encourages dining, the festival also celebrates the art of Italian cuisine. Nowhere is this appreciation more evident than at the Cucina Showcase.
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The question asked by many is “Why?” Specifically, “Why another Spider-Man movie with a new cast and director so soon after Tobey Maguire’s last turn as the accidental superhero?” The easy answer comes from the accountants who run Hollywood: “Why...
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The final chapter in director Christopher Nolan’s trilogy continues to showcase the depth of character and thoughtful plotting from the first two installments. Part three rattles with villains—none of them more fearsome than the masked Bane (Tom Hardy), who leads the League of Shadows.
Page 23 - no comments - 169 views THISWEEK IN MILWAUKEE
This collection of contemporary dances by Milwaukee artists at Bay View’s BYO Studio Lounge, 2246 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., features separate, independent works by Wild Space Dance Company members Kelly Radermacher, Molly Mingey and Laura Murphy, and others by Dance Revolution Milwaukee, April Sellers and Mary Ann Wall, and Tara Wrobel.
Page 24 - no comments - 252 views ‘Aida’ Comes to Greendale Community Theatre
Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida, based on the original opera by Giuseppe Verdi, has met with tremendous success since its debut in 2000. The story of love and politics in ancient Egypt is delivered with an interesting fusion of musical styles, including reggae, Motown, pop and gospel mixing with Indian and Middle Eastern influences.
Page 26 - no comments - 233 views ‘Juliet and Romeo’ Puts Women in Control
Shannon Tyburski is exciting in the role of active heroine Juliet. Given all of Romeo’s original lines, she manages to make their romance sing. Christopher Elst treads a difficult path, playing Romeo with words originally written for Juliet. He plays a passive man in love who must be moved to action.
Page 26 - no comments - 229 views THEATRE HAPPENINGS
A local tradition that satirizes the type of fare that turns into big, glossy musicals comes of age this week. The Improvised Musical celebrates its oneyear anniversary July 19 at 7:30 p.m. at ComedySportz..
Page 26 - no comments - 192 views BOOK HAPPENING
Janet Halfmann is an award-winning children’s book author who has written 35 books, both fiction and nonfiction. She will discuss her latest work at West Allis’ “Third Thursday Art Crawl” July 19 in downtown West Allis..
Page 30 - no comments - 183 views ‘Return to Wake Robin’ Recalls Trips Up North
Mamminga, born and raised in Chicago, earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English from the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign. Her writing has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Reader’s Digest and The Christian Science Monitor, as well as several books in the series Chicken Soup for the Soul.
Page 30 - no comments - 180 views Deadly Intrigue in ‘Bring Up the Bodies’
Everyone clambered to be around King Henry VIII’s amiable Cromwell, but shrank from the master secretary when he turned his gimlet eye on them. With his high competency, his drawing up of lists and his interrogatory skills, he inspires dread. But with his wife and children, his friends, and women in general, he is a friend and boon companion.
Page 30 - no comments - 150 views Counting Crows’ Different Kind of Covers Album
Without knowing this was an album of songs by other artists, one could easily assume some of the tracks were Counting Crows originals. That’s because the band stayed away, for the most part, from doing songs that are well known.
Page 34 - no comments - 177 views A Splash of Surf
“My father had lots of Ventures’ records,” says Nelson, the band’s drummer. Papa Nelson, by the way, was the driver-roadie for The Legends, a popular early-’60s Milwaukee band whose instrumental rock was not unrelated to the sound of The Ventures,...
Page 36 - no comments - 174 views Diana Krall @ The Riverside Theater
The friend who accompanied me to Diana Krall’s show Monday night had been enjoying her music for a while, but he had never known her to be a pianist as well as a singer.
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Edition: Hitmen (featuring NoizePollution & DanAconda), DJ SKIBS, DJ Apollo, Hyperion, DJ Joey P, T.C.M.P. DJ Bean Spo, D-Ski, DJ Mowgli, DJ Celo, DJ Tails and Jakel, Filthy Fame, DJ Distill vs. DJ Helgon, Sugar Mill (all-ages, 8pm) Rave / Eagles Club,.
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In what may be best described as progressive swamp blues, Louisiana six-string maestro Sonny Landreth eschews his well-practiced brand of down-home boogie, muscled-up roadhouse rock and Cajun-spiced roots for a foray into Joe Satriani territory. No more with the singing, the 12-bars or the guest spots from his old bandleader-cohort John Hiatt.
Page 38 - no comments - 187 views Westbrook Creates Fiber Art at Pfister Hotel
I’m looking at the philosophy of Art Nouveau at the turn of the century—their rebellion in the rise of the Industrial Revolution. And then I’m focusing on rebellion in the rise of the Technological Revolution—specifically, through performance, costume and installation art.
Page 39 - no comments - 228 views Good Effort Pays Off for a Good Guy
The he Bucks’ re-signing of Ersan Ilyasova isn’t the only new NBA deal of special interest to Milwaukee. In a classic tale of “local boy makes good,” Steve Novak of Brown Deer and Marquette University re-signed with the New York Knicks for a reported $15 million over four years.
Page 40 - no comments - 198 views Freewill Astrology
Mystifying questions get clear answers. I think you’re at one of these junctures now, Cancerian. It’s not likely you’ll be too surprised by anything that happens, though. That’s because you’ve been tracking the energetic buildup for a while, and it will feel right and natural when the rapid ripening kicks in.
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In May, two members of the Senate Intelligence Oversight Committee requested the total number of U.S. citizens who have been legally spied upon (by phone calls, email, etc.) since 2008 by the National Security Agency (NSA), but the NSA’s inspector general said he was prohibited from answering.
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I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh manischewitz what a world, ain’a? So listen, I don’t have much time on my hands to whip out an essay this week ’cause I’ve got a boatload of phone calls to make on account of this heat and focking humidity we’ve been having.
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This is a question on how to spice up our repertoire of positions. What are some good positions for a well-endowed guy? My girlfriend and I usually go from missionary to cowgirl to a position called “the slide,” and repeat. Are there positions that make anal sex easier, too, if she says it’s too wide? Help!.
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