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Arts & Culture
3:24 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

'The Dissolve' Keeps Film Criticism Professional, Even Online

The Dissolve is an online film criticism site based in Chicago.
Credit Pitchfork

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews editorial director Keith Phipps and editor Scott Tobias, of the film "The Dissolve."

The 2013 Milwaukee Film Festival kicks off tonight, offering a representative mix of films produced these days, from the shorts and animation to the full-length blockbusters in their 35mm glory.

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Arts & Culture
3:12 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

From Meat Packer to Cultural Ambassador, Frederick Layton Gave Art to Milwaukee

"Portrait of Frederick Layton," by Eastman Johnson, 1893
Credit Dedra Walls, Milwaukee Art Museum

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews authors and historians Eric Vogel and John Eastberg about Frederick Layton.

His name may be common on Milwaukee street signs and in neighborhoods, but many people today really don't know Frederick Layton's importance to the cultural landscape of the city.

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Arts & Culture
5:55 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Surveillance, Privacy Debate Gets Spotlight in Next Act's Season Opener

"Perfect Mendacity" explores the limits we put on personal privacy.
Credit Next Act Theatre.

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews David Cecsarini of Next Act Theatre.

It turns out that the debate between governmental surveillance and individual privacy isn't just dominating our political system and news coverage lately; now it's making its way into theater.

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Regional
12:31 pm
Sat September 14, 2013

Looking Up at Milwaukee's Architecture

Schlitz Brewery, located along Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Pleasant Avenue.
Eleanor Peterson, Lake Effect

While Milwaukeeans are rushing through the streets with their heads in their phones, there is a beautiful city of Germanic architecture standing by.

Not being from Milwaukee, one of the first things I noticed about this beautiful city was the character these buildings have. Whether the buildings are downtown or a little farther out, this 21st Century city has some strong 19th Century roots that can be told through their architecture.

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Arts & Culture
12:25 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

12 Fall Flicks Not to Miss

The great movie line-up and the smell of popcorn will be bringing many people to movie theaters this fall.
Credit allisonmseward12, flickr

Lake Effect film contributor Dave Luhrssen reveals his top picks among fall films.

After a summer of what he calls "Dumb and Dumber” movies, film critic David Luhrssen is looking forward to fall's film line-up.

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