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Festa Italiana brings a Roman landmark to the Milwaukee lakefront

Published July 15, 2015

When Festa Italiana starts up this Friday at Henry Maier Festival Park, many will flock down to the lakefront to gulp down some real authentic Italian food and wine. Yet some of the most revered tastes of Italian culture coming to town this weekend are wholly inedible: the lovingly crafted and almost identical replicas of the country's most famous sites - this year including a 50-foot duplicate of the iconic Trevi Fountain.


What a new pope means for non-Catholics

Published March 14, 2013

We don't really understand the spectacle of the white smoke at the Sistine Chapel or the conclave called to pick a new pope. We don't really appreciate the history or the grandeur or the intense spiritual implications that surround picking this one particular man to become one of the most powerful religious leaders in modern society.


"Lost" cause: Catching up on hit TV shows is tough

Published May 4, 2010

If your friends have warned you not to call them between 8 and 9 p.m. tonight, it's a safe bet that they are caught up watching "Lost." When you miss out on a hit series like that -- or others -- it's easy to feel a bit left out. DVDs, DVRs and the Internet make it easier to "catch up" between seasons, but with so much media to consume it can be hard to find time.


Metcalf's DVD Screening Room: Aug. 1, 2009

Published Aug. 1, 2009

In this edition of the Screening Room, movie expert Mark Metcalf weighs in on the Ben Stiller-directed comedy "Tropic Thunder," which features a brilliant performance by Tom Cruise (pictured) and the HBO series "Rome," which captures a good deal of the culture and the custom of Rome but creates suspicion that it is fabricated to make the show more appealing rather than actually researched and historically accurate.


Honeymoon hot spots

Published April 8, 2009

Wedding season 2009 is just around the corner, and anyone getting married in the coming months knows that the best part of planning is picking the honeymoon destination. It's a good idea to secure a locale a good four to five months in advance, so for all you late summer brides- and grooms-to-be, this list is for you.

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