Insider Reviews: July

Jaill’s new album, Material Fix at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, a new book on ‘Major League,” 42 Ale House, and Rock Paper Scissors.

Reviews: April

This month’s reviews take a look at the new album from Surgeons in Heat, The Pitch Project’s first installation, new bar The Brass Tap, the Milwaukee Public Museum’s new permanent exhibit, and Michael Perry’s novel, “The Jesus Cow.”

Reviews: March

This month’s reviews: Ale Asylum Riverhouse, Group of the Altos, Troubadour Bakery, JoAnna Poehlmann, “Listen & Other Stories.”

Reviews: February

The Avalon Theater, Draft & Vessel, NO/NO’s new album, 5 Lilies and the Milwaukee County Winter Farmers’ Market.

Reviews: January

Edited by Ann Christenson Tosa Resurgence Wauwatosa’s freeways are getting face-lifts to match the new business park on the County Grounds. The Mayfair Collection is reinventing retail in western Tosa. Even restaurateurs are expanding to this happening ’burb. hyde park mke (6738 W. Wells St.), a fixture since the 1930s, has evolved, too – to a tailor/cleaners-cum-boutique. Third-generation owner Sydney Deutsch, has folded in an array of sweaters, feathered skirts, locally made Madam Chino dresses, and sparkling accessories, buffing the space into an on-trend women’s retail spot that takes dressing smartly to another level. The shop still offers tailoring and…

Reviews: September

Edited by Ann Christenson Garden State  Franco-Fiction  New York Times bestselling author Susan Vreeland, born in Racine, didn’t find literary inspiration until 1971, when she took a tour of the Louvre and promised to devote herself to the study of art. Since, Vreeland, who showed a fondness for Dutch painter Vermeer in 1999’s Girl in Hyacinth Blue, has offered written hymns in the form of novels imbued with art history. Her latest, Lisette’s list (Random House), describes prim Lisette’s hunt for post-impressionist and modernist paintings set against the backdrop of 1940s Provence, often in the shadow of World War II.…