Milwaukeeans, belly up to the bar! Cocktail Trail, a coupon book for specialty drinks compiled by the Shepherd Express, launches today, May 3. Read more


A UW-Madison professor comes to Shorewood to discuss how power and privilege shapes public discourse, while Laughing Liberally hosts another night of progressive comedy. Read more

Saving Our Democracy

Michael Curtiz may have directed the most enduring movie from old Hollywood, Casablanca, but he's never given his due as a filmmaker. Read more

I Hate Hollywood


A new sharable plates spot opens with one of the best views of the city, the South Side gets an eclectic mix of cuisines and two local spots open new locations. Plus, even more poke and ramen. Read more

Dining Out

In her new book, Destination Casablanca, Meredith Hindley explores the real city behind the classic film. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

Milwaukee’s landmark Oriental Theatre celebrates 90 years with a raffle and screening of the most beloved film from Hollywood’s golden years, Casablanca. Read more

Film Clips

Magic is an overused word, especially when writing about movies, but La La Land is truly magical. It reunites Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone for another round of young love following their success with C,Film Reviews Read more

Film Reviews

Austin, Texas-based graphic artist Brian Shreckengast recentlycreated an infographic for www.selfstorage.comshowing how many countries could fit inside Wisconsin based on square mileage.“I've always been interested in how 2-D map representati.. Read more

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Cabaret Milwaukee celebrates three years; a conversation with Producer-Direcotor Josh Bryan Read more

Winter Arts Guide

Join the Shepherd Express on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 2-6 p.m. at American Serb Hall for our second annual Taste of the World, a sampling event celebrating Milwaukee’s ethnically diverse dining and entertainment scene. Read more


In 1988, Jesse Musa, a native of Jerusalem who immigrated tothe United States in 1971, opened Milwaukee’s first Middle Eastern restaurant,The Sahara Inn, on 7th and Mitchell St on the south side. Three years later,Musa would change the nam.. Read more

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Cabaret Milwaukee opens its Apothecary trilogy this month with a dark WWII-era drama staged on the second floor of Casablanca on Brady Street. Read more


Memories Dinner Theater performs Sam Bobrick’s The Psychic, which revolves around struggling mystery writer Adam Webster who needs money to cover his bills, and fast. Mayhem ensures when he uncovers a real-life murder mystery Read more


To American moviegoers who grew up with black-and-white thrillers from the 1940s-’60s—and those who learned to love them watching vintage film channels on TCM—the names Peter Lorre and Sydney Greenstreet are magic. American audiences probab... Read more

A&E Feature

UWM Theatre presents the premiere of Platonic: a new musical drama this weekend. Solana Ramirez-Garcia’s Platonic is a romantic drama set amongst college students on the east side of Milwaukee. It’s a contemporary drama about a couple of w.. Read more


“Nothing happens by chance,” says Carl Boenish at thestart of the documentary on his life, Sunshine Superman . “Every single thingthat happens has a reason—it happens due to the laws of the universe.”As the driving force behin.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

Casablanca continues to enhance its already outstanding lunch buffet. Read more

Short Order

Places for outdoor dining in Milwaukee Read more


“So Milwaukee Night,” May 29 from 6-10 p.m. at the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, isdevoted to celebrating things that are… well, so Milwaukee. The event runs inconjunction with the museum’s current exhibition, “Private Spaces, Public.. Read more

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Buddha Lounge has opened at 1504 E. North Ave. in the space that was formerly Glass Nickel Pizza. The restaurant serves a mix of Asian cuisines, including Vietnamese, Chinese, Thai and sushi. Appetizers range from stuffed chicken wings and crab ra.. Read more

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