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Milwaukee's Luhrssen writes the book on classic rock

Published April 21, 2017

After writing about everything from secret societies to Milwaukee punk rock, the Shepherd Express' Dave Luhrssen has now written the "Encyclopedia of Classic Rock." We asked him about what went into writing this authoritative tome with Michael Larson.

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Milwaukee's most influential punk bands, according to the experts

Published Feb. 9, 2017

Four folks with roots in the local music scene banded together to create "Brick Through The Window: An Oral History of Punk Rock, New Wave and Noise in Milwaukee, 1964-1984," an exhaustive tracing of the scene in Milwaukee from its earliest gasps for air.

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Luhrssen looks into secret societies

Published Nov. 4, 2015

Shepherd Express arts editor Dave Luhrssen's latest book, "Secret Societies and Clubs in American History," chronicles the history of secret societies, most notably the Freemasons, in the United States. We caught up with Lurhssen to ask him about it and about some other projects he's got simmering at the moment.

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Film critic Luhrssen's latest book looks at "War on the Silver Screen"

Published Oct. 29, 2014

It's one of the great philosophical questions about cinema: How much does reality shape the movies we watch, and how much do the movies we watch shape our perception of reality? Long-time Shepherd Express film critic Dave Luhrssen takes on that question with his latest book, "War on the Silver Screen," along with another classic question proposed by the great Detroit philosopher Edwin Starr: War, what is it good for?

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New books offer new looks at Mamoulian, Jensen and the Civil War

Published Jan. 17, 2013

For all the words written, all the energy expended on telling the story of Hollywood in all its richness, the life of director Rouben Mamoulian has been little more than a footnote at best. Enter Milwaukee writer Dave Lurhssen, whose biography, "Mamoulian: Life On Stage and Screen," has just been published in hardcover by the University Press of Kentucky. We also look at two other new books with Wisconsin ties.

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