During the Brewers’ years at County Stadium, the old ballpark changed a bit. But there were proposals floated over the years for much more dramatic changes that never came into being. more

Feb 19, 2018 10:16 AM What Made Milwaukee Famous

Best of Enemies is an eye-opening graphic history trilogy on the long, often contentious relations between the U.S. and the Middle East. more

Feb 13, 2018 1:20 PM Books

August Budzisz had been fishing the lake for over 40 years by the time he loaded up his little tug Mayflower on the nondescript morning of June 11, 1925. It would be his last time out on the water. more

Feb 5, 2018 12:52 PM What Made Milwaukee Famous

In 1905, the Milwaukee Journal launched a promotional contest designed to boost sales and get the entire city buzzing. The idea was simple. They were going to send their readers on a manhunt. more

Jan 29, 2018 11:54 AM What Made Milwaukee Famous

Local sports fans should be excited for Back Yard to Big Leagues: Milwaukee’s Sports and Recreation History, the just-opened exhibit at the Milwaukee County Historical Society more

Jan 22, 2018 10:53 AM What Made Milwaukee Famous

A look back at some of the lesser-known big league teams of Wisconsin. more

Jan 15, 2018 12:52 PM What Made Milwaukee Famous

The bebop situation came to a head in November 1950, when the Milwaukee archdiocese threatened to expel any student who refused to give up the bebop look. more

Jan 8, 2018 9:53 AM What Made Milwaukee Famous

The quake had only lasted about 4/10 of a second. It registered a “VII,” or “Very Strong” on the Mercalli intensity scale, which translates to a magnitude in the high fives on the Richter scale. more

Dec 4, 2017 10:17 AM What Made Milwaukee Famous

An insightful and highly personal critique of America’s role in the world. more

Oct 17, 2017 1:48 PM Books

In her new book, Destination Casablanca, Meredith Hindley explores the real city behind the classic film. more

Sep 29, 2017 11:05 AM I Hate Hollywood

Five new books focus on the United States' past and present. more

Sep 27, 2017 12:00 AM Books

Local historian John Gurda will give a lively look back at thebeverage that made Milwaukee famous on Thursday, Sept. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at theNorth Point Lighthouse museum gallery (2650 N. Wahl Ave.). To celebrateOktoberfest, the lighthou.. more

Sep 18, 2017 6:27 PM Around MKE

On the afternoon of Wednesday, April 26, 1922, the handful of radio owners in Milwaukee could have set their dials to 360 and heard the very first commercial radio broadcast in city history. “This is WAAK," the maiden broadcast declared in.. more

Aug 21, 2017 6:33 PM What Made Milwaukee Famous

The future looks bright for the Brewers right now, thanks inlarge part to a number of breakout seasons from players who were not exactlyexpected to break out. For players like Jimmy Nelson, Chase Anderson and TravisShaw, the expectations wil.. more

Aug 21, 2017 5:42 PM Brew Crew Confidential 1 Comments

As work progresses on the new Milwaukee streetcar, it is worth remembering that Milwaukee’s very first streetcar began shuttling people around the city some 157 years ago. The very first lines were drawn by horsesand, given the various remin.. more

Aug 14, 2017 3:10 PM What Made Milwaukee Famous


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MLB’s non-waiver trade deadline was moved back from June 15 to the end of July in 1986, so the current system has been in place for 31 years now. During that time the Brewers have taken the opportunity to sell off assets at the last minute ... more

Jul 31, 2017 9:54 AM Brewers On Deck Circle 1 Comments

There has been a lot of pollution dumped into Lake Michiganover the years, but one surprising such incident occurred in 1975, when one ofthe worst oil spills to ever occur on the Great Lakes fouled a huge stretch ofwater just off the sho.. more

Jul 24, 2017 3:15 PM What Made Milwaukee Famous

No matter how the Brewers finish this year, it would not befair to classify 2017 as a genuinely disappointing season. Like 2014, when theBrewers were an out-of-nowhere contender that ran out of gas down the stretch,this year’s club has far.. more

Jul 24, 2017 2:48 PM Brew Crew Confidential

The truth is, Uke wasn’t always as terrible as he’d like us to believe. For instance, he clubbed a home run off a three-time Cy Young award winner, Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax. more

Jul 24, 2017 10:59 AM Milwaukee Brewers 1 Comments

On Sunday, July 23, the Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear willcelebrate its fifth anniversary with its annual Founder’s Day event. Thecelebration has grown into a mini-festival, with an afternoon’s worth ofentertainment scheduled and a variety .. more

Jul 18, 2017 2:07 PM Around MKE