The Milwaukee County Parks System is beloved by many, but you could argue that one of its greatest champions is newly retired Milwaukee County Supervisor Gerry Broderick, who headed the county’s parks committee during some of system’s tough... more

Apr 26, 2016 4:58 PM News Features 2 Comments

2013 didn’t have the drama of 2011—when Gov. Scott Walker and the Republican-dominated Legislature undid decades of progressive policies—or 2012, when Walker survived a recall and more

Dec 30, 2013 12:28 AM Expresso

One of the most reliably funny comedy groups in town, Broadminded continues unabated.  . Broadminded recently announced that it will be performing its new show Jerks! this coming November. On the far side of November, Broadminded presents sketches.. more

Oct 1, 2013 10:00 AM Theater

Why are ideas widely supported in most of the country so often portrayed as controversial, polarizing and divisive once they are taken up by legislatures? Why does the professional political class seem like a wholly separate more

Mar 7, 2013 11:39 PM News Features

Milwaukeeans are no fools—when they sense that something isn’t right, they will speak out, and that’s exactly what happened following the Abele/Sanfelippo power play. more

Jan 30, 2013 2:43 PM Expresso

Resist the “regressives.” Don’t be fooled by their lies. Inform yourself on the issues and mobilize. These are among the ringing phrases in Beyond Outrage, a lively polemic by the Berkeley public policy professor... more

Oct 15, 2012 12:02 AM Books

Why do America's 1% care so little about the country's middle class? Investigative reporters Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele answer this way: Even after reducing American workers to a cheap labor pool, the growing middle classes of B... more

Aug 20, 2012 12:00 AM Books

Somehow Republicans continue to successfully divert public attention from Wisconsin's leading role... more

Mar 13, 2012 12:00 AM Taking Liberties 18 Comments

Yet another dictator is being toppled to expand democracy throughout the Middle East. That's great news. But what about democracy right here in Wisconsin? In just a few short months in power, Republicans have systematically attacked the c... more

Aug 24, 2011 12:00 AM Expresso 1 Comments

Moser's performancewas intriguing. I was interested to hear where he was heade Sinfonietta ,Classical Music/Dance more

Jan 20, 2010 12:00 AM Classical Music

The ink on the state’s biennial budget is barely dry and we’re already talking about the 2010 budgets for the county and city. Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker had his department heads deliver their shocking news without much of a heads up .. more

Jul 16, 2009 4:00 AM Daily Dose

Taking Liberties Fighting the Spread of Democracy B Y J O E L M C N A L L Y One of the Bush administration’s covers for going to war in Iraq to provide billions of dollars in no-bid contracts for Halliburton and other co,Taking Liberti... more

Oct 8, 2008 12:00 AM Taking Liberties

Sick of the ubiquitous indie-rock that surrounded them, in 2005 a pair of young Bostonians decided to form a band based on their love of old, crossover metal bands like Dokken and Iron Maiden. The resultin,Today in Milwaukee more

Jun 5, 2008 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

The bus television news ticker on my snowy commute to the office today clued me into this sad little news item: Leonard Cohen will play his first U.S. concert in over 15 years next month, apparently in an effort to replenish the retirement savings.. more

Dec 31, 1969 11:00 PM On Music