Halloween always reminds me that another wintertime is right around the corner down the block. And this season I plan on practicing what-you-call your “safe winter.” Read more

Art for Art's Sake


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Are supernatural occurrences real or imagined? Psychotherapist Philip Chard addresses believers on both sides. Read more

Out of My Mind by Philip Chard

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When one of Rhoda’s classmates drowns, her family’s worst fears are confirmed. This thriller is Waukesha Civic Theatre’s Halloween must-see. Read more



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For Halloween, apples can be carved like jack-o'-lanterns and eaten like candy with this creative recipe. Read more

Flash in the Pan

In the old days, Trick or Treat in Milwaukee meant vandalism and violence. Read more

Milwaukee History

A post-apocalyptic-themed street festival called “Doomsday” is described as “beer, food, vendors, bands and anarchy.” Read more

Short Order

In Halloween, John Carpenter’s franchise returns for its 11th outing. Jamie Lee Curtis reprises brave babysitter Laurie Strode, survivor of Michael Myers’ slasher rampage. Read more

Film Clips

Dear Ruthie answers a reader’s cry for help as Halloween approaches, and she offers a glimpse into her social calendar for the week. Read more

Dear Ruthie

Andrew Reid and Jamie Beauchamp-Reid decorate their Halloween House every year, following a different theme, to attract tourists and raise money for charity. Read more



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The yearly candy-filled ritual of trick-or-treating is almost upon us. Read more

Happening Now

Twisted Realms is a haunted house in its third year and is now at the Bavarian Bierhaus, its new location in Glendale. Read more

Happening Now

Besidesgetting out in the open air to rustle through the leaves on a perfect fall day,there is something both nostalgic and mysterious about wandering through alittle cemetery. My favorites tend to be the ones with no gates or fences tokeep an.. Read more

Off the Beaten Path

This Halloween will mark the 90th anniversary of the untimely death of masterillusionist and escape artist Harry Houdini. The death of Houdini is, somewhatfittingly, stillshrouded in mystery and legend. But many believe, as Houdini himself did,.. Read more

Happening Now

TheBrick Pub and Grill  DJ Jeremy hosts starting at 9:30pm after the Badgers game. Read more

Brew City Booze

Lacey Muszynski shares some of the best spots to enjoy costume contests, drink specials, dance parties and more this Halloween in Milwaukee. Read more

Brew City Booze

There are so many Halloween events in Milwaukeethat it’s downright frightening. Here’s hoping this list narrows down youroptions.Yappy HalloweenTheIron Horse Hotel (500 W. Florida St.) invites people to take their love ofdressing up.. Read more

Happening Now

Halloween is one of those times of the year when even yourmost reclusive friends will be asking about your weekend plans. With noshortage of happenings in town, it can be hard to choose which party is yourbest bet.The third annual Food Fri.. Read more

Happening Now


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Asian restaurants seem to be de rigueur around Milwaukeelately, with two new Thai spots, a Japanese hibachi restaurant and a modernAsian-American collaboration in the works. A couple new bar openings and are-opening of a German classic round ou.. Read more

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They hadn’t exactly gone out of their way to pull much attention to it. Like actually telling anybody or anything. . . Sorry...taking Douglas Adams out of context there for comic exaggeration. And if they hadn’t told anybody I wouldn’t have kno.. Read more


It’s been five years since Harmonix and Activision hung up their collective plastic instruments. To some, it was the end of an era. But most didn’t even noticed the sharply declining sales of the rhythm game fad of the mid 2000s. Since then, Guita.. Read more

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