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We spent some time over at the Art*Bar in Riverwest this weekend taking in COLD SOCKS , a fun and energetic new show from Madison artist Jeremy Pinc and Milwaukee artist Daniel Fleming. The show features a selection of whimsical and surreal pain.. Read more

Visual Arts

Boris and Doris attended a Local First Milwaukee Buy Local Gift Fair and other holiday events. Read more

Happening Now

Kathy Papineau opened MKEKitchen in 2013 to teach people how to prepare healthy food and to support local food entrepreneurs by renting her 1,100-square-foot kitchen at an affordable rate Read more


One of the newer additions to Walker's Point's rapidly expanding culinary scene, the Black Sheep restaurant and wine bar at 216 S. 2nd St. is giving customers a little extra incentive to shop local during this coming Black Friday weekend. Any cust.. Read more

Happening Now

 For most Americans, the Egyptian revolution thatbegan in January 2011 erupted from nowhere—an upsurge of young protestors drawntogether by the power of social media. The reality is more detailed. Filmmakerand former NGO aid worker Li.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

 Eminentdomain, the power of government to seize private property for the public good,has traditionally been used to widen roads, lay new highways or provide forpublic parks. But eminent domain is often controversial and can mas.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

Charmingly situated in the village of Wauwatosa, The Little Read Book (7603 W. State St.) has survived the rise and fall of big-box booksellers, endured the behemoth of and withstood the ever-shortening attention spans... Read more

Off the Cuff

As gift-giving season descends upon us again, the temptation to go to a national big-box store... Read more

A&E Feature

One of the nation’s premier juried art festivals, Milwaukee’s Lakefront Festival of Arts has been going strong for four decades, drawing thousands of people each year. This year the tented, outdoor festival has expanded to include additiona... Read more

Today in Milwaukee

Milwaukee plays host to an enormous bar league culture that offers its participants an opportunity to play games, make friends and unwind in the clubhouse, which, in this case, is a bar. Leagues operate year-round, and offer a range of acti... Read more

A&E Feature

As in past years, the Shepherd Express is encouraging you to buy local. Support local business owners this holiday season by shopping locally! The Shepherd Express is teaming up with ,Sponsored Events Read more

Happening Now

Not only will this support your neighbors’ businesses during a tough recession, but Read more

News Features

Two museums to curate exhibits for instead of one⎯a daunting job for the new Curator of Exhibitions and Collections at the Charles Allis Art Museum and Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, Martha Monroe. As she begins to study the history these s.. Read more

Visual Arts

Considering the demographics of the nearby South Side neighborhood, the Rose Ensemble's program, "Celebremos el Niño" ("A Mexican Baroque Christmas") seemed especially appropriate. I ,Classical Music/Dance Read more

Classical Music

Beforebecoming our state’s agriculture secretary in 2003, Rod Nilsestuenspent 2 What are the challenges of sourcing and serving local foods in Wisconsin? ,Eat/Drink Read more

Dining Preview

As mentioned before, there are a lot of shows opening this weekend. Trying to figure out a pattern to openings in the Milwaukee theatre season can be a strange kind of Rorschach test. I’m not quite sure of what it says about the local theatre com.. Read more