Archive | February 2004

Arts & Politics

by Mark Lawson There has long been a debate whether art and politics should mix. Can art still be relevant when it has a political message? Conversely the question is asked, is any art relevant than doesn’t have any political overtones? Is it even possible to make any sort of art without political over tones? […]

Continue Reading

Visual Arts

Hotcakes Gallery, 3379 N. Pierce St., has its grand opening this month Friday, February 6 from 5 to 10 p.m featuring a solo show of work by Chicago-based artist Jeremiah Ketner. Sign up for show updates at Hotcakes Gallery shows contemporary fine art in everyone’s price range. Owners Mike Brenner and Susan Kriofsky seek […]

Continue Reading

The Proposal Poem

By Carmen Alicia Murguia Dedicated to Genevieve Aguilar Brown girl College girl My girl Turn Maxwell up, Higher now There’s something burning that I’ve got to sing: It’s been a long time since I’ve seen you with those Chocolate Legs wrapped around me your sweet sexy smile drives me crazy! Sweet Lady, Will you marry […]

Continue Reading

You Can Go Home Again: How a City Hall Reporter Ended Up Writing a Book About High School Football

by Jeremy Berg It’s early morning and I’m drinking coffee with Greg Borowski, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reporter and author of First and Long, a new book he wrote about the football partnership that started in 2001 between Shorewood High School and his alma mater, Messmer Prep. We’re two blocks from the house he grew up in […]

Continue Reading


February 27 is Industry Friday at Riverwest Commons, 815 East Locust: A Hunger Task Force Benefit Concert featuring: B.L.A.X., a professional team of spoken word specialists…w/ dj knotts and others tba. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . […]

Continue Reading