Winners in the City Confidential category for Best of Milwaukee 2018 including subcategories like Best Milwaukee Alderperson, Best Local Entrepreneur, Best Local Activist and more. Read more

Best of Milwaukee 2018

Winners in the City Confidential category for Best of Milwaukee 2017 including subcategories like Best Milwaukee Alderperson, Best Local Entrepreneur, Best Local Activist and more. Read more

Best of Milwaukee 2017

The energy around Milwaukee’s Black Lives Matter is abundant, organizers say. The resources to capitalize on that energy, less so. Read more

News Features 3 Comments

After a sales slump, the Riverwest Public House has made a proactive plea to the community. Read more

Eat/Drink 1 Comments

Last Thanksgiving, a dozen activists from the Milwaukee chapter of Direct Action Everywhere (DXE) staged a funeral in Whole Foods. They laid turkey carcasses amid flowers on black cloth in the store’s meat section and told shoppers about we... Read more

Off the Cuff 2 Comments

Folk legend Joan Baez reflects on her long history of activism. Read more

Music Feature

The Fourth edition of Culturejam MKE, entitled Truth Be Told, took over Live Artist Studio in Walker's Point over the Thanksgiving weekend with work by more than 40 artists. Artists, prompted with the theme of "truth", tackled a variety of todays .. Read more

Visual Arts

With the nation-wide outrage and local unrest following countless instances of violence, police brutality, and corruption, Milwaukee artists, with the help of Jeff Redmon, Live Artists Studio and CultureJam MKE, hosted a one-night-only exhibitio.. Read more

Visual Arts

President Barack Obama won two national elections thanks, in large part, to his campaign’s ability to link his deep and wide grassroots support with the latest social Read more

News Features

Last week, I led a lunchtime discussion at UW-Milwaukee for students who are interested in becoming sexuality educators. Read more


Ai Weiwei could have had a comfortable career as an artist in China, especially after his contribution to Beijing’s emblematic “Bird’s Nest” Olympic stadium. But he bit his master’s hand, posting blog comments critical... Read more

Film Reviews

On Friday afternoon, Gov. Scott Walker's campaign quietly announced that it had set up a legal defense fund to pay for the governor's attorneys' ongoing work in the John Doe investigation. The fund has the Orwellian name... Read more

News Features 8 Comments

­­­­Hip-hop is cluttered with aging '90s rappers clinging to their old styles under the stubborn assumption that repeating past glories is somehow more noble than legitimizing modern rap forms. Almost all of these rappers suffer from diminishing r.. Read more

On Music

Los Angeles’ El Ten Eleven conjures thoroughly detailed instrumental post-rock in the spirit of bands like Tortoise and The Mercury Program, only they do so with a lot fewer members: two, to be exact. Beefing up their sound with delay and Read more

Today in Milwaukee

With hopes of becoming an annual tradition, the inaugural Eastside Jazzfest rounds up seven acts from very different corners of the Milwaukee-area jazz scene: progressive-jazz multi-instrumentalist Isaiah Joshua; the Latin-funk combo Read more

Today in Milwaukee

There will be a lot written here about the US Women's hockey team that will be competing in the Olympics in 2010. The team is coached by Badger women's coach Mark Johnson, who took a year hiatus to do so, and also has a eight current and former Ba.. Read more

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Frank Sinatra and Jack Lemmon were buried in Jack Taylor suits. More importantly, they lived in the bespoke clothes crafted by the tailor to the stars—as did Cary Grant, Joe Louis, Glen Ford, Dean Martin, Robert Mitchum and the Duke of Windsor. A.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

One way to think about the development of movies is to imagine a history of how filmmakers have tried to make motion pictures more real. Early movies not only lacked sound and color (live musical accompaniment and hand tinting aside), they tended.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

The 1980s civil war between Contras and Sandinistas was only America's most recent intervention in Nicaragua. In the 1850s an American called William Walker, backed by a small army of adventurers, made h,Books Read more