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Military assault weapons have absolutely no legitimate use in civilian society at any age for either hunting or self-defense. There’s no season to bag large numbers of humans, and no one in America has any rational fear of being attacked by an army. more

Taking Liberties 2 Comments

Upcoming events that peacefully push back against discriminatory, reactionary or authoritarian actions this week include: the crime and violence input group “A Mother’s Voice, “ meeting Feb. 10; Joe Biden’s “American Promise Tour” in Milwaukee ... more

Saving Our Democracy

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With all eyes on him ahead of 2020, Joe Biden heads to Milwaukee, while local musicians lead tributes to Woody Guthrie, Thelonious Monk and some of emo’s greats. more

This Week in Milwaukee

In light of President Trump’s “shithole countries” remark, Paul Masterson issues a call to speak out against the “New Vulgarity.” more

My LGBTQ POV

The Democratic convention just showed us the multiracial face of America as it exists today. The Republican nominee continues to show us the vile, twisted face of racism and bigotry in America. more

Taking Liberties 41 Comments

Matthew Lewis’ novel The Monk (1796), a milestone in gothic fiction, is brought to life in French director Dominik Moll’s elegantly filmed adaptation. Capucin Ambrosio (Vincent Cassel) is the most acclaimed preacher in more

Home Movies

Jeri Bonavia, founder of the Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort (WAVE), wasn’t sure why she, along with 14 others, was selected to meet with Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder to discuss gun violence more

News Features

After more than a week of residual buzz from radio host Alex Jones' now-famous meltdown during a CNN discussion of gun control, it is worth taking a deep breath and considering the spectacle's two big lessons more

News Features

Observing the Congressional Republicans repeatedly stumble in and out of their caucus clown car, blowing loud kazoos and muttering angry threats, should be painful, embarrassing and highly instructive to any American voter more

News Features

“Can you declare anything off-limits?” Martha Raddatz, the moderator of last week’s vice presidential debate, asked Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan. The question about which middle-class tax breaks Ryan would preserve seem... more

News Features

Republican vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan didn’t make any major gaffes in last week’s debate. But that doesn’t mean that he’s ready to be a heartbeat away from the presidency... more

Issue of the Week

Even though a vice presidential debate is usually about as important and fully as thrilling as a thumb-wrestling championship, the face-off between Vice President Joe Biden and Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan took on... more

Taking Liberties

For more than 30 years, the Capitol Steps have dutifully held politicians accountable, managed to make audiences... more

A&E Feature

Volcano Choir, the collaboration between Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and Milwaukee's Collections of Colonies of Bees, has debuted its first song, "Island, IS," which you can stream and download here, and it's everything you'd expect from the collabor.. more

Around MKE

So Milwaukee's first formidable "American Idol" contestant is a modern yacht rocker? Great. The whole city is cheer leading the next Taylor Hicks. The 28-year-old Gokey has a polished voice, a heart-tugging backstory and an endear.. more

On Music

The campaign to require paid sick days to all Milwaukee workers rightlyemphasizes the boo Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ,None more

Expresso

   Onemight hope that a folk album with such a confrontational title would besomething of a laugh riot. Inst,CD Reviews more

Album Reviews 2 Comments

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