I first saw Christmas decorations in a department store downtown on September 11th. It was a little infection of a boutique which has since metastasized to cover the entire store. And it’s not even Halloween yet. It’s going to be kind of a l.. Read more


The state Department of Children and Families (DCF) got the green light from state legislators to begin implementing YoungStar, its new quality ratings system for child care providers, which will go into full effect on July 1, 2011.But will... Read more

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For some Milwaukeeans, the Port of Milwaukee isn’t much more than an exit sign on the Hoan Bridge. But as Leah Dobkin writes in Soul of a Port, our city’s harbor is integral to Milwaukee’s past and is a success story in the present day&m Read more


(Written on Monday, but the blog was down) I had this half written before tonight's game started, so I'm going to just keep going that way and not let the start to tonight's game effect what I'm saying. I was on a message board reading .. Read more

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Winners in the Best Bartender category for Best of Milwaukee 2008. Read more

Best of Milwaukee 2008