On a recentThursday night, I walked into a trendy East Side bar, ordered an IPA andproceeded to have a conversation with a complete stranger for about two hours.We engaged in the type of first date fodder we’ve all grown accustomed to—wher.. more

Mar 21, 2017 9:20 PM Around MKE

David Mamet’s A Life in the Theatre is a stage drama in which the theater spends some time looking at itself in the mirror. It’s more than that, though: two real actors onstage play two fictitious actors on and offstage in a studio theatre environ.. more

Sep 13, 2016 5:00 AM Theater

This Thursday will mark the sixth annual Milwaukee Day. The holiday was born in 2010, stemming from a text message Brent Gohde got on April14 (or 4/14) from a friend saying that the day should be “Milwaukee Day.” more

Apr 11, 2016 3:22 PM What Made Milwaukee Famous


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Lauren Chypyha has made tennis her life. Now she's learning how to not be defined by wins and losses. more

Oct 20, 2015 12:00 AM More Sports

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Former Badgers forward Cara Walls talks about adjusting to her new role in the National Women’s Soccer League. more

Sep 24, 2015 9:00 AM More Sports

Brett Favre. Michael Jordan. Jay-Z. Bo Ryan? Could this be alist of people who have announced their retirement and then came back? It seemsthat way after an interview at the U.S. Venture Open charity golf event in Kaukauna.When reporters aske.. more

Aug 13, 2015 4:45 PM Around MKE


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A rising star in women’s soccer, Badgers midfielder Rose Lavelle says she and her teammates are building a culture of success at the University of Wisconsin. more

Jul 9, 2015 8:00 AM More Sports


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No two days are ever the same for Kat Vosters, the woman who keeps the UW men’s basketball team running on track. more

Mar 19, 2015 5:00 PM More Sports

In Playing the Field, we profile women who are making an impact in the world of sports, either in competition or behind the scenes. For this installment, we spoke with University of Wisconsin-Madis,Sports more

Sep 29, 2014 3:38 PM More Sports

Everybody goes a little basketball crazy during the NCAA tournament, but some of the talk around basketball in Milwaukee these days sounds more like pure lunacy. more

Apr 9, 2014 8:11 PM Taking Liberties

Fans of Wisconsin football are all too familiar with this. Since the start of the 2010 season 12 of the Badgers' 13 losses have been by seven more

Oct 3, 2013 12:32 AM More Sports

Based on pre-season expectations, Marquette and Wisconsin have had remarkably successful basketball seasons. But as the NCAA tournament begins this week, fans of each team likely will be disappointed if it doesn't win twice more

Mar 19, 2013 11:28 PM More Sports

It's almost time to unleash the Madness in college basketball, and March also reveals a light at the end of the NBA's regular-season tunnel. The state's major teams entered the month on some positive notes, but when the more

Mar 5, 2013 11:48 PM More Sports

Every year the Observers ridicule a football bowl system that bestows an extra game on teams with five or six losses. This time the absurdity has an extra dimension because Wisconsin, 7-5 overall and 4-4 in the Big Ten more

Nov 28, 2012 12:48 AM More Sports

Weeks off don't always come at a good time for football teams, but the breaks broke right for the Badgers and Packers. A bye last week gave UW a chance to recover from a painful loss to Michigan State and prepare more

Nov 7, 2012 12:47 AM More Sports

No one knows why it's called the Hockey City Classic - Chicago is best known for it's bandwagon Blackhawks fans - but regardless, on Sunday, February 17, the Wisconsin men's hockey team will be playing Minnesota in the second game of a double-head.. more

Sep 1, 2012 1:57 AM More Sports

Former Badger hockey players were much in the news this off-season, as both Justin Schultz and Ryan Suter's eventual whereabouts were the subject of much (MUCH) internet banter.Ottawa decided to opt out of such a situation with Kyle Turris by sig.. more

Aug 31, 2012 1:35 AM More Sports

The football story in Seattle his preseason has had all kinds of Wisconsin ties. Former Badger Russell Wilson and former Packer Matt Flynn were fighting for the starting quarterback job.Flynn has spent multiple years backing up Aaron Rodgers in G.. more

Aug 27, 2012 8:28 PM More Sports

The Badger Football/Camp Randall team has announced 28 upgrades to the gameday experience at Camp Randall stadium, which is a pretty large, comprehensive series of upgrades to make the entire experience of going to a Badger Football game. So far, .. more

Aug 20, 2012 4:02 PM More Sports

Danny O'Brien, the quarterback that transferred to Wisconsin from Maryland after two years as the Terps' QB, has been named the starter for the Badgers' opening game against University of Northern Iowa.O'Brien is taking advantage of the same tran.. more

Aug 20, 2012 3:51 PM More Sports