Tag: Milwaukee

Some Thoughts on the Milwaukee Rep’s “An Iliad”

Last evening my wife and I went to see the Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s stunning production of An Iliad, the one-man retelling of Homer’s ancient poem, starring Jim DeVita. “One-man” is not quite right, for cellist Alicia Storin is cast to play the musical Muse to DeVita’s “Poet”, and as actor DeVita embodies many of the people and gods that populate the Iliad. But the play demands a lot from … Read More Some Thoughts on the Milwaukee Rep’s “An Iliad”

Turning guns into gardening tools in Milwaukee

There have so far been 93 homicides in Milwaukee, more than two-thirds of them committed with firearms. Back in October a group of Milwaukee pastors announced plans and sought city support for a gun buyback program, along with demands for greater job investment in the city. While city leaders supported such a buyback program, no money for it was initially promised. And Police Chief Edward Flynn wanted any … Read More Turning guns into gardening tools in Milwaukee