Pretty often on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly culture chat show with Ryan Schleicher, Milwaukee Record's Matt Wild and I, our conversations take us into territory we don't know much about. This week we try to remedy that by bringing in somebody wh.. more

May 25, 2017 7:40 PM On Music

If Milwaukee rockers Hot Coffin don't sound quite as you remember them, it's not just you. Since releasing their debut album Law last February, the group has swapped original singer Sean Williamson for Chris Chuzles, formerly of Disguised by Birds.. more

Jun 24, 2014 7:00 PM On Music

The 2000s found punk music in transition, as the purebred traditionalist and pop-punk bands of the ’90s gave way to a tide of younger emo and post-hardcore groups with more dramatic songs and fussier hair. For a while these more

Feb 18, 2013 5:18 PM Music Feature

The protagonist (Jordan Gelber) is a doughy, middle-aged man-child living with his parents and his action figures in this darkly perceptive suburban comedy from the director of Welcome to the Dollhouse. Todd Solondz is masterful more

Nov 19, 2012 8:52 PM Film Reviews

Local author Matthew Flynn pits Milwaukee versus Washington in the fast-paced, funny novel Pryme Knumber. Fifteen-year-old Bernie Weber is just an ordinary high-school student until he is discovered by the CIA, Washington and Yale for his..... more

Jun 19, 2012 12:00 AM Books

It is not OK to murder people. That may seem to be such a self-evident moral truth that it should... more

Jun 19, 2012 12:00 AM News Features 14 Comments

Despite significant negative signals, the final outcome of this week's arguments over the Affordable Care Act... more

Apr 2, 2012 12:00 AM News Features 3 Comments

Just who, exactly, does Wisconsin's new castle doctrine law benefit? The law allows property owners to legally—and fatally—shoot intruders because the courts will presume that they had acted... more

Mar 28, 2012 12:00 AM Issue of the Week 16 Comments

Somehow Republicans continue to successfully divert public attention from Wisconsin's leading role... more

Mar 13, 2012 12:00 AM Taking Liberties 18 Comments

Sure looked easy for a while. Twenty minutes into the NFC Championship Game the Packers led 14-0 and Super Bowl XLV was a certainty. But that's not the way it goes against the Bears. Aaron Rodgers became human, Chicago's defense started roa... more

Jan 25, 2011 12:00 AM More Sports

Though Milwaukee isn’t by any means known for its reggae scene, the genre has maintained a steady enough presence at local clubs and bars that fans can catch a reggae DJ most nights of the week. Seeing a reggae band live, though, is more of... more

Apr 6, 2010 12:00 AM Local Music

  Cephas & Wiggins are among the most respected contemporary exponents of traditi Richmond Blues ,CD Reviews more

Sep 9, 2008 12:00 AM Album Reviews