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Stephen Hudson-Mairet, 20-year veteran of Marquette University’s performing arts faculty, talks about the coming season and the importance of giving everyone a voice. Read more

Off the Cuff


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Summit Players perform Romeo and Juliet on Marquette Campus to open their 2019 tour in Wisconsin State Parks. Read more


Thirteen actors take the stage at Helfaer Theatre to bring to life an 18th-century comedy of manners. Read more


Highlighting this week’s arts’ scene, “Lightwire: The Show” brightens up the South Milwaukee PAC; an Image of an Unknown Young Woman appears at Marquette University; and the “Brilliance and Romance” of classical composers can be heard. Read more

Performing Arts Weekly

Award-winning journalist Anna Clark will discuss her new book, The Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy, at Marquette University’s Weasler Auditorium on Jan. 23. Read more



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As artistic director Jeff Frank says, “We are very excited to have Girls in the Boat premiere at First Stage. The play was written specifically with the teens in our Young Company in mind.” Read more

A&E Feature

In October, the world’s most comprehensive concussion study received a new infusion of $22.5 million to continue its work examining the impact of head injuries on student athletes. That’s huge news for the Medical College of Wisconsin. Read more

News Features

A Marquette University student-run business program has created a new way to buy local while holiday shopping. Read more


The Nation’s sports editor comes to town to talk race and social activism, while residents and police in Harambee come together for a listening circle. Read more

Saving Our Democracy


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Most of us have relished the cool, fruity goodness of a frozen pop on a sweaty summer day, but Pete Cooney of Pete’s Pops knows people enjoy cool confections year-round. Read more


Marquette stages a well-balanced, well-paced musical adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. Read more


NextGen America, a progressive nonprofit political action committee, has been ramping up its efforts to get young people to the polls, working on more than 25 college campuses across Wisconsin. Read more

Happening Now

Election season is starting to heat up, with multiple voter registration events happening throughout Milwaukee. Read more

Saving Our Democracy

Imagine thousands of new educated, engaged and networked voters in Milwaukee unified around a collective agenda for systems change. Read more

Issue of the Week 1 Comments

Brookings Institute recently released a case study focused on Milwaukee's 150 water-related technology companies. It found that the practice of clustering high-value industries in one place was a factor in promoting growth in regional economies. Read more

News Features

Companies with one or more LGBTQ persons in senior leadership roles perform significantly better in a number of categories. Read more

Happening Now

A new survey found that nearly 60% of nonprofits surveyed in Milwaukee are not participating in lobbying or voter registration efforts across the community. Read more

Happening Now


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Here’s a question we never expected to be asking in 2018: Could Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker be a secret Russian agent? Read more

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Kyana Young, a postdoctoral fellow at Marquette University, began working in the Global Water Center in 2016. She’s the Shepherd Express’ Hero of the Week. Read more

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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act, designed to prevent housing discrimination. But in the city of Milwaukee, much more work needs to be done to successfully integrate its neighborhoods. Read more

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