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Sorrentino's "Youth" is pretty ... and pretty much a mess

Published Sept. 25, 2015

Like director Paolo Sorrentino's past efforts, it's easy to get pleasantly buzzed from all of the visual opulence on display in "Youth," the Milwaukee Film Festival's opening night pick. But this time, thanks to a scattered story, the hangover hits hard afterward. If Sorrentino's last effort was deservedly called "The Great Beauty," his latest effort comes unfortunately close to meriting the name "The Great Letdown."


Three to see: Day 1 of the Milwaukee Film Festival

Published Sept. 24, 2015

It's finally here, film fans. The Milwaukee Film Festival cracks open its annual deluge of movies with "Youth," starting tonight at 7 p.m. at the Oriental Theatre. Here's Matt Mueller to talk about the potentially Oscar-nabbing Michael Caine drama.


Painful childhood helps Boys & Girls Club manager help struggling kids

Published July 21, 2015

Ceso Sprewell's world went into a tailspin when he was a sixth-grader at Sarah Scott Middle School. His parents both died of cancer within months of each other, and his life changed suddenly. According to a report from Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, such experiences gave Sprewell the insight he needed to help kids dealing with similar struggles in the city's poor central city neighborhoods.


Clean Summer Youth Program fights crime with jobs

Published July 15, 2015

Cleveland Easley is one of 200 youth being employed through the Clean Summer Youth Program, an expansion of the Earn & Learn summer work program. According to a report from Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, the new program is putting youth across the city to work for six weeks with the goal of cleaning up Milwaukee communities and reducing crime.

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Back to the Past

This past weekend felt like I was back in high school and college. I had vacation hours to burn so I took Friday and Monday off. On Friday my friend and colleague *Maria asked me to go over to our friend and colleague named *Susan's house for happy hour. We sat outside and gossiped and drank ...

The Weathered Kite

Youth is fleeting and yet there is a lack of respect and willingness to hold on to it. At thirteen, dreams of proms, weddings and popularity send hopes sky high as if kites flying above. Romantic strings connecting and intertwining without a care in the world. Mismatched shapes and bright kites...

Porcelain Dolls

Mom used to collect porcelain dolls. It was after my parents divorced that she began buying this type of doll. The other explanation was that once no kids were around she didn't think "I can't have nice things." The fragile faces painted with creepy smiles. Piercing eyes that se...

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