Post-Hip, The Cure vs. The Smiths, Mad Planet

Dark and eclectic, Mad Planet did its usual service providing temporary abode to wayward fun-seekers, freak flags waving. Everything from sport coats to jeggings were barely visible between the dim-dive ambiance and the shocking zips of colored light emitting from the dance floor laser effects. Personally partial to The Cure‘s earlier sounds, dance-synth and saxophoneContinue reading “Post-Hip, The Cure vs. The Smiths, Mad Planet”

A Foggy Mist, Westown, Riverwalk

As if the this season wasn’t strange enough weather-wise, our extra winter leap day was clad in fog. The dense vapor gave the Riverwalk at Mason Street an awe inspiring haze, as the bridge engineers do their duty tiny compared to the raised platform. On the way down Wells, towards that great triangle shaped areaContinue reading “A Foggy Mist, Westown, Riverwalk”

Last Reel, Times Cinema

A buzz always hits the entertainment world around this time of year, the Academy of Motion Picture Art and Science rolls out the Red Carpet for the A-listers to shimmer, pop culture mavens to swoon, and buffs to admire from afar. This year a solemn hum vibrates the Milwaukee art news, as the Times Cinema,Continue reading “Last Reel, Times Cinema”

Brown Street Academy, Alice’s Garden, Caroline Watkins

Before the storytelling began, a few light snacks helped calm a dozen students of Brown Street Academy. I asked one of the small group of mostly fourth graders, preparing to enjoy an after-school program speaker, if he was proud of his school. He nodded a confident ‘yes’. I would soon find out why. Despite theContinue reading “Brown Street Academy, Alice’s Garden, Caroline Watkins”

Gallery Night Fall 2011, Studio Lounge

Exposed brick, some wood and some nails, the art tied it all together. Three years ago BYO Studio had the essentials: space, location and passionate people. Today the Studio Lounge fills any expectation an interesting person may have for an interesting place to go. With vintage furnishings, custom made fixtures and highly flexible interior designContinue reading “Gallery Night Fall 2011, Studio Lounge”