Marquette Wire

‘Richard’ crippled by era, saved by lead performance

Libby Fry

September 11, 2003

The show opened at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater last weekend to launch the theater's 50th Anniversary season. Set just after the end of England's War of the Roses, in which the House of York defeated the House of Lancaster for the rule of England, the play depicts the rise and fall of Richard, Duke...

Football series gets stopped at goal line

Libby Fry

September 11, 2003

Following in the cleats of "Any Given Sunday," ESPN takes its first shot at a dramatic series with "Playmakers" (8 p.m., Tuesdays, ESPN). While a cut above previous ESPN attempts at original programming, "Playmakers" is still a few pieces away from being a true contender. The show leans heavily on...

Organ transplant

faiza.yunus@marquette.edu

September 11, 2003

Saturday begins the season at around 1 p.m. with the first American feature length comedy, "Tillie's Punctured Romance," a 1914 classic starring Charlie Chaplin. The season will run through May, with one silent film showing per month. According to Debbie Donaldson, publicist for "Silents Please,"...

UWM travels the globe for restorated movie series

Lydia Cox

September 11, 2003

According to Luke Sieczek, program manager for Union Theatre, the decision was made last semester to start showing strictly 35mm prints on Wednesday and Thursday nights. In the past, those nights were reserved for theme-oriented programs. Now, the new Classic series allows fans to view films that they...

Guerilla book fuels feminism

Tim Cigelske

September 11, 2003

The book is written by an anonymous group of women activists and artists who don gorilla masks and take the names of famous dead women. The group burst on the New York scene in 1985 with billboards suggesting that posing nude for a painting was the only way a female artist could get into an art museum. In...

Young updates old message

Todd Lazarski

September 11, 2003

Building an epic tale around the fictitious Green family in imaginary Greendale, Calif., Young crafts an intricately woven storyline throughout each tune on the album. Using simple country-folk dialect and the cadence of a story-teller, Young sounds like a weathered, wise man, emotionally relating tales...

MUSG Weekend Movies

Tim Horneman

September 11, 2003

Last year, movies were shown on Friday nights only. This year, movies are shown at 8 p.m. on Fridays and 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Saturdays. All showings are at the Varsity Theatre and cost $2 with a valid Marquette Card and $3 without. Movies scheduled to appear this fall include "Chicago," "Finding...

Hog heaven

faiza.yunus@marquette.edu

September 2, 2003

Harley lovers from around the world are turning their attention — and wheels — toward Milwaukee this week, and both museums are expecting heavy turnouts from people anxious to learn about the origins of the company that put them in hog heaven. Each museum focuses on a particular aspect of Harley-Davidson's...

Jazzy life made brighter at home

Tim Cigelske

August 28, 2003

The movie follows the story of Roxie Hart (Renee Zellweger) and Velma Kelly (Catherine Zeta-Jones), a pair of killers looking for the fame and Chicago nightclub careers that can come with murder. Over the course of a jail term and lawyer Billy Flynn's (Richard Gere) circus of a trial, "Chicago" effectively...

Ordinary man gives life to splendid film

Tim Cigelske

August 28, 2003

Pekar's fashion sense consists of a back hair-revealing wifebeater and mustard-colored Daisy Dukes, which he wears while cutting his toenails in bed. He trolls the supermarket with a permanent scowl branded on his face in search of canned goods, namely a generic brand of SpaghettiOs. And he's short,...