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Pepsi launches 'craft soda' in effort to attract millennials

Written by The Associated Press Thursday, 09 October 2014 07:01
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Pepsi is hoping to keep up with the times with a soda called "Caleb's Kola" that comes in glass bottles reminiscent of a bygone era.

Rep’s ‘terrible things’ probes interactions between bullies and their victims

Written by Anne Siegel,
Contributing writer
Wednesday, 08 October 2014 09:30

Mark Junek (Daniel) and Sophia Skiles (Linda) in Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s Stiemke Studio production of

The curiosity surrounding a world premiere is often enough to pack the house, especially when it’s the Milwaukee Rep’s first one in years. The Stiemke Studio production of after all the terrible things I do was no exception.

‘Gone Girl’ delicious suburban noir

Written by JAKE COYLE,
AP Film Writer
Tuesday, 07 October 2014 06:19

The predominant image throughout David Fincher’s films, from the uncovered horrors of “Se7en” to the Machiavellian maneuverings of “House of Cards,” has been a flashlight beam cutting through the dark.

In his latest, the Gillian Flynn adaptation “Gone Girl,” he shines it into the deepest depths of not a serial killer’s mind or a schizophrenic’s madness, but on a far more terrifying psychological minefield: Marriage. In “Gone Girl,” Fincher has crafted a portrait of a couple rivaled in toxicity only by “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” and one with just as much — if more subtle — roleplaying.

Cento adds another knockout punch to Food Fight’s legacy

Written by Michael Muckian,
Contributing writer
Thursday, 02 October 2014 14:37

On the menu at Cento. — PHOTO: Courtesy food fight

UK TV series take root in Acorn streaming service

Written by LYNN ELBER,
AP Television Writer
Wednesday, 08 October 2014 13:05

Here’s an offbeat mystery: Why did detective Hercule Poirot’s final U.S. small-screen bow come not on his familiar stage, PBS, but on a niche website devoted to streaming British whodunits and dramas?

And why did Robert L. Johnson, the business mogul who founded Black Entertainment Television and sold it to Viacom for $3 billion, buy Acorn Media Group and gladden the hearts of Anglophiles everywhere?

Disney World plans Frozen attraction at Epcot

Written by The AP Wednesday, 08 October 2014 06:57

Walt Disney World is planning a new attraction inspired by the ever-popular “Frozen” movie.

The “Frozen” attraction will go up at the Norway Pavilion in Epcot at the theme park near Orlando, Florida.

A Closer Look: Stream-box gaming is a mixed bag

Written by Ron Harris,
AP writer
Friday, 03 October 2014 14:06

As gaming consoles such as the Xbox and the PlayStation diversify into video, social media and other non-gaming apps, it seems only fair that streaming TV devices start nudging into gaming territory.

Amazon’s Fire TV and the Roku 3 both offer a multitude of games, alongside apps to stream video on the big television screen from services such as Netflix and Hulu. The game offerings — some free, some for a fee — are a mixed bag thus far, ranging from solid to silly.

Good gourd almighty! Pumpkin beers proliferate

Written by Michael Muckian,
Contributing writer
Thursday, 02 October 2014 14:34
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Autumn arrives with abundance — the fall harvest, colorful foliage and pumpkin beer, for instance. And with each passing season, the pumpkin beer patch continues to grow.

Q&A: Barbra Streisand, the feminist, sings on

Written by MESFIN FEKADU,
AP Music Writer
Wednesday, 08 October 2014 11:02

Barbra Streisand’s new album of duets only includes male singers, but it wasn’t a conscious effort to exclude females.

“Everyone we asked was ... busy,” Streisand said. The performer almost scored one major diva: Beyonce.

Fleetwood Mac — ALL together now

Written by JAIME HOLGUIN,
Associated Press writer
Wednesday, 08 October 2014 06:50

Their “dream girl” is back.

The members of Fleetwood Mac each took a moment earlier this week at New York City’s Madison Square Garden to welcome longtime bandmate Christine McVie back to the stage after a 16-year hiatus, thus restoring the band to its mid-1970s and most successful configuration.

The Roosevelt trail, from Maine to North Dakota

Written by BETH J. HARPAZ,
AP Travel Editor
Friday, 03 October 2014 10:20

Ken Burns’ documentary about the Roosevelts — presidents Theodore and Franklin, and Franklin’s wife Eleanor — stired interest in some of the places connected to them.

Here’s a look at some major Roosevelt sites, including birthplaces, family homes, vacation retreats and national parks and monuments from Maine to North Dakota.

At the Milwaukee LGBT Film Fest

Written by WiG Staff writers Thursday, 02 October 2014 14:23
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From Out in the Night. — PHOTO: Courtesy

52 Tuesdays opens with a surprising discovery for its young protagonist: With the quick swing of a door, her mother reveals he is transgender and preparing to transition from female to male. But Billie (Tilda Cobham-Hervey) could take this in stride were it not for the follow-up request — to move out and live with her father, in order to give her mother time to transition in her absence. The two will still see each other, but only on Tuesday afternoons.