City Guide

A reflection upon the Shepherd Express’ 35-year history of continuous publication in the city of Milwaukee, by David Luhrssen, editor of the annual City Guide. more

Apr 11, 2017 11:12 AM City Guide 2 Comments

Whether you’re in the mood for burgers or sushi, you can find what you’re hungry for in the Shepherd Express’ City Guide Dining Guide. more

Apr 11, 2017 12:02 AM City Guide


Photo by Dave Zylstra

The Shepherd Express 2015 City Guide’s “Hidden Treasures” explores the Milwaukee area’s little-known retail establishments, restaurants and points of interest. more

Apr 1, 2015 5:00 PM City Guide

Reviews by Jeff Beutner (J.B.), Susan Harpt Grimes (S.H.G.), Lisa Kaiser (L.K.), David Luhrssen (D.L.), Kevin Lynch (K.L.), Selena Milewski (S.M.), Lora N,A&E Feature more

Apr 2, 2014 12:38 AM A&E Feature

The food of Ethiopia can be fiery. Alem offers a gentler version, though their hot pepper sauce still has richness and depth of flavor. Try the doro wot, chicken with a hardboiled egg, prepared... more

Apr 4, 2012 12:00 AM Food

The Wisconsin Area Music Industry on Friday announced the nominees for its 2011 WAMI Awards. The WAMIs had developed a reputation as out of touch at the beginning of the decadefor too long, it seemed the most surefire way to be nominated for a WAM.. more

Mar 7, 2011 2:45 PM On Music

The title, Road, Movie, plays on a genre that has become one of Hollywood's most cliché-driven product lines. Fortunately, the film by Dev Bengal is a road picture of superior horsepower and a kind of Cinema Paradiso on wheels. Beautifully f.. more

Mar 7, 2011 12:44 PM I Hate Hollywood

A good portion of my job involves receiving and processing press releases from local theatre companies. A couple of days ago, I received an interesting one for Off The Wall's upcoming production of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage.A show that ha.. more

Feb 24, 2011 5:32 PM Theater

In February 2008, the Badgers were down one to Indiana with 12 seconds left. This happened:   Fast forward to last night. Freshman John Gasser (he of UW's only ever triple double) wins the game for Wisconsin against Michigan:   more

Feb 24, 2011 2:01 PM More Sports

If you thought that Scott Walker’s war on Wisconsin workers was about the state budget, here’s yet another piece of evidence that it’s purely about politics (and Walker’s ambition). Walker took a call yesterday from someone alleg.. more

Feb 23, 2011 4:36 PM Daily Dose

Ira B. Nadel isn’t entirely fond of the subject of his latest biography. Previously, Nadel explored the lives of such estimable cultural figures as Leonard Cohen, David Mamet and Ezra Pound. But in Leon Uris: Life of a Best Seller (University o.. more

Feb 23, 2011 2:47 PM I Hate Hollywood

  It’s always nice to get a press release on a theatre company’s new season. This is the time of year when those releases start to roll-in. Already Theatrical tendencies, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre and The Skylight have announced their offerings.. more

Feb 23, 2011 12:09 PM Theater

In honor of Black History Month, Scholastic Storybook Treasures has released a DVD for children, “Duke Ellington … and More Stories to Celebrate Great Figures in African American History.” Forest Whitaker’s resonant, almost poetic narration is .. more

Feb 21, 2011 6:18 PM I Hate Hollywood

 Theatre group Andre Lee Ellis and Company closes out its 17th season next week with a tribute to the ancestral legacy of African American folk heroes. The cast of characters for Quiet As It’s Kept read like a who’s who of classic American folk .. more

Feb 17, 2011 1:08 PM Theater

The Comedysportz Garage feels kind of like a cross between a traditional comedy club and high school prom. It's a large space. People sit scattered about at various tables drinking. Vintage ‘80's pop plays through a rather nice sound system. It'.. more

Feb 7, 2011 2:10 PM Theater

Milwaukee's independent pet stores mirror the nature of the neighborhoods that house them. Gary's Pet Jungle in Bay View is small-town friendly but big-city quirky. Like the small reptiles he stocks, owner Ga,City ... more

May 17, 2009 12:00 AM Around MKE

I'm betting that we'll see more gardens sprouting up around the city this summer, thanks to the combination of tough economic times and awareness that homegrown food benefits both the Earth and the soul. Fortunatel... more

May 17, 2009 12:00 AM Around MKE 1 Comments

As summer approaches, what better way to get in shape than by hitting one of Milwaukee's pristine bike trails? Whether on bike, foot, skates or skateboard, Milwaukee gives you more than 100 miles of paved, scenic t... more

May 17, 2009 12:00 AM Health & Wellness