Interior designer Joe Nahem has had a variety of wealthy clients, many of them with refined sensibilities and a flair for the theatrical. more

Dec 12, 2017 1:43 PM Books

Most Milwaukeeans know that a gold flame at the historicWisconsin Gas Building at 626 East Wisconsin Avenue indicates cold weather tocome. But the story of the delayed groundbreaking of the building – and thestrange court order that caused i.. more

Apr 4, 2016 3:36 PM What Made Milwaukee Famous

There's something odd about walking through a museum that's not quite ready to open.The lights are a little dim.There are cardboard boxes, packing materials, and ladders strewn about.Hammers and forklifts clang and rumble in .. more

Nov 17, 2015 4:26 PM Visual Arts

This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly crosstalk with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we're celebrating a rare victory for critics. After the Milwaukee Art Museum revealed the design for its proposed addition last month, critics including Ur.. more

May 22, 2014 6:00 PM On Music

Consider it an early Christmas for Milwaukee history buffs, sightseers, architecture geeks and plain-old voyeurs: Doors Open Milwaukee returns this weekend for another two-day look into the city's closed-off crevices. Introduced in 2011, the ev.. more

Sep 17, 2013 3:00 PM Around MKE

After modern, what's next? That question began to trouble architects, philosophers and artists well before the 20th century slipped into the new millennium. As Judith Gura stresses in Design After Modernism, 21st-century designers embrace t... more

Apr 9, 2012 12:00 AM Books

One of Downtown Milwaukee's great charms is its dense stock of historic buildings, many of them more than... more

Sep 14, 2011 12:00 AM A&E Feature

Comedian Louis Szekely (better known as Louis C.K.) first rose to prominence as a writer, penning bits for “The Late Show With David Letterman” and “The Dana Carvey Show,” then winning Emmys for his work on “The Chris Rock Sh more

Sep 18, 2010 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

After reading David Kirby’s Little Richard: The Birth of Rock ’n’ Roll (Continuum), it’s clear that Little Richard is in need of a quality biography. The only other book, Charles White’s The Life and Times of Little Richard, more

Mar 29, 2010 12:00 AM Books 1 Comments

I don't usually concede this, but sometimes it's better not to read the reviews. There are times when album reviews give a framework with which to appreciate an album, offering context that aids in the enjoyment of music, but sometimes they do jus.. more

Feb 17, 2010 3:32 PM On Music

The exhibit, mountedon the second floor, displays Groom’s small-scale paintings and White Peonies in BlueVase ,Art more

Jan 19, 2010 12:00 AM Visual Arts

  Perhaps the most interesting architects are the ones reluctant to define themselves as such. It’s seems those who straddle the fringes of the profession are in the best position to vault most spryly over its boundaries. Such certainly a.. more

Mar 20, 2009 4:00 AM Architecture

Milwaukee's not a city that immediately conjures up a riot of colors in the mind's eye. That said, a number of architects and developers seem intent on challenging that outlook. Colorful new developments are popping up in different corners of the .. more

Feb 16, 2009 5:00 AM Architecture

It's that time of year again. The Department of City Development (DCD) is accepting your nominations for the best new buildings and spaces in your neighborhood. Some past winners have proven the categories - and the very definition of "good design.. more

Feb 9, 2009 5:00 AM Architecture

One of the most flamboyant of all the recent Milwaukee bands warped by too many Tom Waits records, Eat the Mystery has a soft spot for warbled vocals, carnival accordions and bawdy lyrics, but with their ca,Today in Milwaukee more

Dec 20, 2008 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

According to Germanexpressionist artist Ernst Kirchner you could tell a lot about an artist fromtheir prints. That’s certainly true of Richard Haas. Though best known for hislarge trompe l’oeil murals grafting the unsightly wounds of post wa.. more

Dec 17, 2008 5:00 AM Architecture

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this blog, though unequalled in verity and wit, are entirely my own. They do not necessarily represent the views of the Shepherd Express, nor are they written for the enjoyment of peevish public rela.. more

Dec 9, 2008 5:00 AM Architecture

Since I gave a nod to Britney Spears earlier this week, equal-time regulations require me to also point out that Christina Aguilera, the less notorious but more reliable and better-voiced of the two pop stars, also has a fun, quick-charting music .. more

Oct 28, 2008 4:00 AM On Music

Karl Lagerfeld has presided over the House of Chanel since the 1980s and is a shaper at the high end of fashion. Documentary filmmaker Rodolphe Marconi steps gingerly into the designer’s elegantly messy, book-filled Paris apartment at the onset .. more

Aug 29, 2008 4:00 AM I Hate Hollywood

Why do you feel you were chosen for this project? One of the reasons I think [Discovery World] was interested in our workwas because our firm is interested in research and work which has itsroot in the geomorphology of landsthe shaping and.. more

Aug 25, 2008 4:00 AM Architecture