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With Chase Anderson’s recent near no-hit gem against theDiamondbacks, I got to thinking about the greatest pitching performances inBrewers history. Using Bill James’ game score metric as a guide (a pitcherstarts with 50 points and makes addi.. Read more

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The Republican-dominated state Legislature is poised to overhaul the state’s civil service system, undoing a major progressive feat accomplished by then-Wisconsin Gov. Robert La Follette to ensure fairness in the workplace. Read more

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WTMJ-4 is the current casualty in the dust-up between Journal Broadcast Group and Time Warner Cable.But Milwaukee’s City Channel could Read more

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Well, Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen got his wish: lots of headlines, of course, and the ability to join Florida’s lawsuit to challenge the federal health care reform law.Wisconsin’s Republican members in the House of Represent... Read more

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  There are countless challenges and difficulties with bringing one of the most beloved holiday films in history to a live theatre stage. The Sunset Playhouse does an admirable job of this with its production of It’s A Wonderful Life. Adapted f.. Read more


As first reported by Xoff, it looks like state Sen. Jeff Plale is getting a little help from his deep-pocketed friends in the final days of his re-election campaign. His report of late contributionsmade after the last reporting deadlinesh.. Read more

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You know there’s nothing I love more than poring over the campaign finance reports of candidates. And you know there’s always something juicy in Sen. Jeff Plale’s reports, because he’s the right wing’s go-to Democrat for killing legislatio.. Read more

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He’s going to make it official tonight, but Milwaukee County Supervisor Chris Larson is challenging state Sen. Jeff Plale in the September Democratic primary. The district runs along the lakeshore, from Oak Creek to the UWM campus. Larson is .. Read more

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Yet again, state Sen. Jeff Plale is proving to be the you-know-what in the punchbowl. According to’s Quorum Call (the best real-time coverage of the waning days of the legislative session), the alleged Democrat is throwing a m.. Read more

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The Milwaukee Art Museum pays tribute a largely overlooked Dutch master with its exhibit “Jan Lievens: Out of Rembrandt’s Shadow.” A contemporary of Rembrandt van Rijn, Lievens has featured as little more than a footnote beneath the name Read more

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When then-Gov. Tommy Thompson launched the Wisconsin Works (W-2)program in 1996, it was supposed to end welfare as we know it bygetting people to work for their benefits, which would lead toindependen,Expresso Read more


Hopelessly romantic in a vaguely offbeat way, Bernard Slade's Same Time, Next Year is a mid-'70s oddity. It's the story of a pair of people who meet once a year to engage in an extramarital affair. In the Sunset Playhouse’s production, whic... Read more

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Bucks game or the opera? Bar crawl or the symphony? TiVo or a play? With endless options for consumers, arts organizations are in fierce competition for your time. To keep ahead, they are reaching out to audiences lik,A&E Feature Read more

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Valentine’s Day has a cruel way of sending our collective blood pressure through the roof, so don’t expect the angry ladies of the Hardcore Comedy Show to tone down their stand-up routines in an,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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The Milwaukee Art Museum pays tribute to a largely overlooked Dutch master with its exhibit “Jan Lievens: Out of Rembrandt’s Shadow,” which opens today. A contemporary of Rembrandt van Rij,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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Drinking Liberally normally meets on Wednesdays, but for an event as historic as the inauguration of the country’s first African American president (and the farewell to the country’s least popul,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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