Author : Rachele Krivichi

  • Examining Robert Mapplethorpe three decades later

    “The thing the world is most afraid of is the penis.” That's the claim Jack Fritscher makes, partially on behalf of his ex-lover Robert Mapplethorpe, in the new HBO documentary, Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures. The film, released parallel to an unprecedented joint exhibition of the photographer's work at the J. Paul Getty Museum and Los Angeles County Museum of Art under the name Rober.... Read More
  • A Tale of Two Theaters

    Two theaters stood, swaying in the breeze, in danger of becoming as useless as an old VHS player. Without intervention, they could have been forgotten, replaced by home-viewing options like Netflix and HBO. But both have been given a second chance, by savvy entrepreneurs who realized that with time, energy, and money, these theaters could become great again. On Mitchell Street is the Modjeska:.... Read More
  • Etsy brings new maker-manufacturer partnership program to Milwaukee

    If you're a designer or craftsperson hoping to earn money from your work, you know it's easy to feel unexpectedly stuck, no matter whether you're just starting out or have a growing small business operation. Maybe it's just that you can't make things fast enough. Or you've got great ideas you don't know how to execute. Or all you need is for someone to drop out of the sky and give you a little nu.... Read More
  • Try San Fran’s Tenderloin — it doesn’t bite

    Sometimes sunny and always beautiful, San Francisco is one of the world’s most popular destinations. From the Golden Gate Bridge to the former Alcatraz Prison, there is no end to its famous attractions. Guides will recommend Fisherman’s Wharf (home to a Ben and Jerry’s shop), Chinatown, a walk through Golden Gate Park, a visit to Haight-Ashbury and a ride on a streetcar.  But so many of the.... Read More
  • Neon glows bright at Electric Eye

    There’s a glowing house in Bay View, a house lighted by shimmering neon.  It’s the home and studio of Jeff Kelley and Marj Inman, owners of Electric Eye Neon. If Electric Eye sounds like a niche business, that’s because it is. Kelley and Inman pride themselves on being among the few makers of neon art in the area. Thanks to them, this art lives strong in Milwaukee. Electric Eye has been in .... Read More
  • Driftless Folk School teaches classic skills

    In Viroqua, a small educational anomaly has found its footing in the heart of Wisconsin’s Driftless Area. Founded in 2006, the Driftless Folk School has brought more and more students west to experience its creative and alternative classes. The exact definition of a folk school varies among states and regions depending on local values and customs. The Driftless Folk School is one of several in t.... Read More