Winemaker Philippe Coquard knows that nothing goes better with winter’s biting winds than a warm fire and a glass of port, the fortified dessert wine favored by sophisticated palates. For Coquard, co-owner of Wollersheim Winery north of Madison, winter is a time for reflection and relaxation – and a bracing glass of the winery’s red or white port.
Everyone’s favorite Internet meme – the cat video – has hit the big time.
Behold the Catdance Film Festival, a one-night celebration of camera-worthy cats that was held Jan. 19 at the Sundance Film Festival.
Life is an educational experience, and everyone we meet is part of a series of lessons through which we learn about others and ourselves. That’s the premise driving “Educating Rita,” which continues Milwaukee’s Renaissance Theaterworks’ 2012-13 season starting Jan. 18.
The 1980 play by British author Willy Russell concerns the relationship that develops between Liverpool hairdresser Rita (Cristina Panfilio) and her tutor Dr. Frank Bryant (Jonathan Smoots) after Rita enrolls in the U.K.’s Open University, the nontraditional school in which Frank teaches.
Diversity is king at the Sundance Film Festival – and queen, too.
A new government survey suggests the number of people seeking emergency treatment after consuming energy drinks has doubled nationwide during the past four years, the same period in which the supercharged drink industry has surged in popularity in convenience stores, bars and on college campuses.
From 2007 to 2011, the government estimates the number of emergency room visits involving the neon-labeled beverages shot up from about 10,000 to more than 20,000. Most of those cases involved teens or young adults, according to a survey of the nation’s hospitals released late last week by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Was it a proud revelation, or an impassioned case for privacy? A coming-out speech, or a why-SHOULD-I-come-out speech? Too little and too late, or just enough?
Jodie Foster’s rambling, fascinating and intensely personal remarks at the Golden Globes were not merely the watercooler moment of the ceremony. They were a big moment for the gay community, and many advocates – though not all – were cheering her on Monday for finally referring publicly to her sexual orientation, albeit in her own particular way.
Daniel Radcliffe doesn’t mind hearing that schoolgirls were staking him out at the Sundance Film Festival, hoping for a Harry Potter sighting.
In fact, Radcliffe is happy if his Potter fame conjures up interest for what he wants to do with the rest of his career, such as his bold turn as young gay poet Allen Ginsberg in the Sundance premiere “Kill Your Darlings.”
Elton John and David Furnish have become parents for a second time.
The couple say they are “overwhelmed with happiness” at the birth of Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John.