In Frenemies, the New Yorker’s Ken Auletta investigates an advertising industry convulsed by unanticipated change whose ramifications have made Facebook rich and traditional media poor. Read more


If comedian Jim Florentine had a band, he might call it Rage Against Stupid. In Everybody is Awful (Except You!), he directs much of that outrage against the stupidity that festers online. Read more


What do you do when your marriage of 16 years ends, and the ordeal is playing out on social media? Read more

On the Couch

The Shepherd Express’ On the Couch columnist discusses a reader’s inquiry about the nature of human happiness. Read more

On the Couch

As President Trump blurs the public’s understanding of what “fake news” is for his own benefit, Google may also be stretching fake news’ definition to undermine progressive media outlets working to hold his administration accountable. Read more

Issue of the Week 4 Comments

This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly half hour of conversation with Ryan Schleicher, Milwaukee Record co-founder Matt Wild and I, we're reconsidering some long-held assumptions about social media. In a recent piece for The Guardian, writer L.. Read more

On Music

This review contains spoilers for 2011’s Batman Arkham City“This is how it happened. This is how the Batman died.” These ominous words begin the third and final entry of Rocksteady’s Arkham trilogy, Arkham Knight. A far darker and more ambitiou.. Read more

Video Games are Dumb

Jamal Quezaire, aka Zaire, recently appeared on MTV's “RapFix Live”—the first Milwaukee artist to do so. He was immediately co-signed by DJ Khaled of Cash Money Records... Read more

Off the Cuff

When you hear the phrase "property rights," you probably think of farmers fighting environmental regulators... Read more

News Features 1 Comments

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Happening Now 8 Comments

And here are the finalists for the Shepherd's 2012 Best of Milwaukee Web Awards. Be sure to come and see the winners at our party, next week Tuesday! Read more

Happening Now 1 Comments

Researching Egyptian pharaohs is genuinely dangerous work that takes archaeologists to unforgiving desert climates and treacherous tombs, and pits them against thieves who want to get their own hands on historical treasures for Read more

Today in Milwaukee

New advances in technology always affect the content and style of our communications. The printing press allowed for the mass production and distribution of ideas. The telephone, radio and, later, television created new avenues through whic... Read more

A&E Feature 2 Comments

As a sexuality educator, I perform a constant balancing act. On one hand, my mission in life is to enhance communication about sexuality, to create spaces where people can get information about sex without fear or shame. On the other hand, ... Read more

Sexpress 3 Comments

Sixty years of prints are featured in the Milwaukee Art Museum’s sprawling exhibition on artist Warrington Colescott. The wide-ranging retrospective includes Colescott’s 1948 Lady at Leisure and 2008 Mardi Gras at the Read more

Today in Milwaukee

Art Bar hosts a diverse bill of music tonight as part of a fund-raiser for the MS Society. Performers include local rockers Take Solace and roots-pop singer-songwriter Bryan Cherry, as well as Chicago Americana troubadour Wolfgang Read more

Today in Milwaukee

Traveling the terrain pictured on maps, whether geographical, geological, historical or fantastical, engages the viewer in journeys to uncommon destinations. In the exhibit "All Over the Map" at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center (through ... Read more

Today in Milwaukee 3 Comments