Hollande says no climate deal if there is no climate fund

French President Francois Hollande said this week that a landmark climate deal may not be reached in...

Blue and black or gold and white? Debate goes viral over colors in dress

It's the dress that's beating the Internet black and blue. Or should that be gold and white? Friend...

Rand Paul wins straw poll, Scott Walker places 2nd

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has won the right-wing Conservative Political Action Conference's an...

Medical pot proposal passes first test in conservative Utah

A panel of Utah lawmakers has given initial approval to a medical marijuana proposal that would allo...

Daniel Dae Kim takes control in ‘Hawaii Five-0’ and beyond

Daniel Dae Kim made an impressively smooth transition from a stalwart husband on “Lost” to dashing c...

'Come Back' balances the tragedy of death with the comedy of life

To write a play that looks grief in the face and laughs at it is a greater challenge than writing a ...

Obama administration: No quick fix if court kills health subsidies

President Barack Obama’s health secretary told Congress this week that she has no administrative act...

Fill in the blank: Facebook adds new gender option for users

Facebook users who don’t fit any of the 58 gender identity options offered by the social media giant...

WE TV airing ‘Sex Box’ reality TV show, and some object

A new relationship therapy TV show gives most participating couples the same prescription: Go into a...

Skylight's 2015-16 season to focus on women

After a fairy tale season filled to the brim with strong female characters, Skylight Music Theatre w...

Preparing for campaign, Clinton stresses bipartisanship

Not yet officially a candidate for president, Hillary Rodham Clinton is already trying to seize the ...

Walker compares Capitol protesters to ISIS

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said on Feb. 26 that his experience taking on thousands of protesters in...

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  • Rand Paul wins straw poll, Scott Walker places 2nd

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    Published In: Political
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    Published In: Television
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  • Obama administration: No quick fix if court kills health subsidies

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    Published In: National
  • Fill in the blank: Facebook adds new gender option for users

    Friday, 27 February 2015 14:32
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  • WE TV airing ‘Sex Box’ reality TV show, and some object

    Friday, 27 February 2015 14:09
    Published In: Television
  • Skylight's 2015-16 season to focus on women

    Friday, 27 February 2015 09:06
    Published In: On Stage
  • Preparing for campaign, Clinton stresses bipartisanship

    Friday, 27 February 2015 06:34
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  • Walker compares Capitol protesters to ISIS

    Friday, 27 February 2015 06:25
    Published In: Wisconsin

Arte Para Todos unites musicians and visual artists for arts education

Arte Para Todos will give 100 percent of its proceeds to 3 arts education programs.

Arts education funding is at its lowest level in years, and hundreds of Milwaukee artists, musicians and advocates are fed up. They're starting a weekend-long benefit concert series that will give 100 percent of its proceeds to three local schools.

1st GMO apples approved for sale in U.S.

— PHOTO: Okanagan Specialty Fruits

What would Johnny Appleseed do?

The USDA this month deregulated two genetically engineered apples, allowing Canada-based Okanagan Specialty Fruits, which developed the Arctic Golden and Arctic Granny Smith, to move forward with commercial production in the United States.

Right ramps up push for religious refusal bills

A florist who refused service to a same-sex couple planning a wedding broke the law in Washington state. That’s the ruling of a circuit court judge in a case closely watched by marriage equality advocates and opponents across the country.

'Come Back' balances the tragedy of death with the comedy of life

In 'Come Back,' Sky (Sara Zientek, left) finds herself on a journey to scatter her best friend Erin's ashes, aided by friend Mel (T. Stacy Hicks, rear) and hampered by Erin's estranged mother Val (Carrie Hitchcock). Photo by Ross Zentner.

To write a play that looks grief in the face and laughs at it is a greater challenge than writing a drippy melodrama will ever be. Come Back nails it.

Want to avoid HIV? Take a pill

When Milwaukeean Josh Beck, 34, posts a profile on gay dating sites, he gets a lot of questions about his HIV status: “negative plus PrEP.”

Madison Symphony highlights classic film music exiles

Violinist and film music fan Daniel Hope will perform with the Madison Symphony.
— PHOTO: Harald Hoffmann

In the 1930s, Europe’s loss of artists and intellectuals fleeing the rise of Nazi persecution and anti-intellectualism proved to be America’s gain. Some of the greatest contributions to American culture came in the form of Hollywood film scores, with European exiles raising the symphonic standard of movie music for generations of film fans to come.

Out on the town

‘The Amish Project’

Feb. 13 to March 22

‘Polka Heartland’

Jan. 31 to March 29

‘Inspiring Beauty’

Feb. 5 to May 3

Something is drunk in the state of Denmark

Milwaukee actor and assistant director Grace DeWolff has a favorite drunk story about actor John Barrymore. It goes something like this:

Back to the fold
‘Elmer Gantry’ returns to the Florentine

The recording of the Florentine’s original production of Elmer Gantry in 2010 won two Grammy awards.{break}— PHOTO: Rick Brodzeller

In March 2010, the Florentine Opera took a risk on a new work. The opera, Robert Aldridge and Herschel Garfein’s Elmer Gantry, which had received its world premiere performance three years prior, took the stage that month to high acclaim from Milwaukee audiences.

Understanding the ‘Realm of Innocents’ at WPCA

Gina Litherland’s “The Good Luck Painting.”
— PHOTO: Courtesy Kat Murrell

There are the fairy tales and fantasies we read in storybooks, and there are the narratives we craft in our lives. As different as they may seem, our personal follies and fables may have kindred spirits in larger sweeps of cultural narrative and archetype. In the Realm of Innocents, on view at Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, brings together six painters whose art explores those potential intersections of fantasy and reality. 

MCT’s ‘Train Driver’ hits racial prejudice head-on

Athol Fugard’s The Train Driver runs Feb. 25 to March 15 at the Studio Theatre in the Broadway Theater Center, 158 N. Broadway.
— PHOTO: Courtesy milwaukeechambertheatre.com

Roelf Visagie, a white Afrikaner who drives a train in his native South Africa, is haunted by the death of a black African woman and her child. One night, out of nowhere, the woman steps in front of his engine as a way of committing suicide.

Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill

President Barack Obama has vetoed the Keystone XL oil pipeline bill. The veto is the third of Obama's presidency.

The White House notified the U.S. Senate of the presidential action mid-day on Feb. 24.

It's time to unite again, Wisconsin!

For more than a century, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other corporate-right groups have been trying to eliminate labor unions. Corporate chieftains fear that by negotiating fair wages, safe workplace conditions and benefits for workers, unions reduce their profits. They fail to consider that unions might increase their profits by providing them with better-trained and more committed workers.