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Saving Our Democracy


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Welsh rock-band The Joy Formidable talks about touring, singing in Welsh and teases their next album. Read more

National Act


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Trenise Watson, founder of Asili Naturals, has made it her mission to make sustainable natural skincare products affordable to all. Read more

Off the Cuff

Brunch is typically only available on weekends, but the Lowlands Group has launched a new brunch menu to be served seven days a week at all Café Hollander locations. Read more



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The Found Footage Film Festival makes good-natured fun out of VHS tapes from the ‘80s and ‘90s. Read more

I Hate Hollywood


Roasters such as Valentine Coffee, Hawthorne and others have created delightful mash-ups of coffee shop-meets-bar ambiances. Read more

Java Journal


Judging by the abundance of coffee houses in Milwaukee today, it seems that we have fared well in keeping up with the rest of the country’s third wave of coffee. Read more

Java Journal

Walking into Avenue Coffeehouse (911 Milwaukee Ave., South Milwaukee) is like visiting the home of that cool artist friend or relative. Read more

Short Order

Bay View’s foodie scene just keeps getting better, thanks to off-the-beaten-path gems like Sabrosa Café & Gallery. Read more

Dining Out

Ruthie answers a question from a reader whose brother’s boyfriend has terrible table manners. Read more

Dear Ruthie

Bublr Bikes launched their first-ever community driven campaign, with a goal of $50,000 to completely fund the installation and upkeep of a new, nine-dock Riverwest neighborhood station. Read more

Happening Now

Ruthie offers a selection of crazy combinations and party-minded pairings on her social calendar for the week of July 27-Aug. 2. Read more

Dear Ruthie

PrideFest goes big, while several more Milwaukee outdoor events and concert series kick off their 2017 seasons. Read more

This Week in Milwaukee

Dear Ruthie answers readers’ letters and gives us a run-down of events of interest to the Milwaukee area LGBT community taking place between May 31 and June 4. Read more

Dear Ruthie

Ruthie answers letters from a reader whose girlfriend’s twin is always on the scene and parents of an adult sons whose boyfriends aren’t up to their standards. Upcoming events include: LGBT+ trivia Thursday at Hotch, May 4; a Miltown Kings ... Read more

Dear Ruthie

The Ruckus (4144 N. Oakland Ave.)—the new fast-casual restaurant from the owners of Colectivo—is like an amped-up 1950s burger and shake joint. Read more

Short Order

So far, the new year meant big changes in the Milwaukee dining scene, including many new restaurants, but also many closings as well. Here are the latest spots around town, from multiple pizza places,Dining Out Read more

Dining Out

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The Bad Plus blended originals with jazzy covers of Cyndi Lauper and Barry Manilow during a short set at Colectivo’s very cramped Back Room. Read more

Concert Reviews

We talk to TJ Sizemore, founder of The Milwaukee Coffee Festival, about the mission of the festival, Milwaukee's thriving coffee scene, and the art behind making a perfect cup of coffee. Read more

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The Rave welcomes three huge rap shows while Milwaukee bands get in the Halloween spirit. Read more

This Week in Milwaukee