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Saving Our Democracy

It will be an American tragedy for democracy if the blood-suckers of Digital First send the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel into its final death spiral along with Gannett’s nationwide network of local journalists. Read more

Taking Liberties 6 Comments

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

It is a strange, strange world indeed when powerful Republicans fight to undermine Republican prosecutors attempting to uphold the rule of law. Read more

Issue of the Week

Elena Santi of Our Next Generation discusses what we as a community can do to call out (and prevent) domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. Read more

Issue of the Week 1 Comments

Far from meeting "the terms set by the County Board," the county development director's application carved out 22% of the area the County Board asked Wauwatosa to rezone as parkland for development. Read more

Happening Now

In Wisconsin Literary Luminaries: From Laura Ingalls Wilder to Ayad Akhtar, Jim Higgins acknowledges that others mining the Badger State for a similarly compact book on notable writers could have produced something entirely different. Higgi... Read more


This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly cabal with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we turn our attention to an interesting editorial Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editor George Stanley wrote about the paper. He spelled out the latest round of de.. Read more

On Music

The Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books is a celebration that features more than 60 state and nationally recognized authors. In its seventh year, SEWI Bookfest will be held at UW-Waukesha, Nov 4-5. In addition to panels, book signings and... Read more


This week on The Disclaimer, Milwaukee's go-to source for Pokemon-related commentary with Milwaukee Record co-founder Matt Wild, Ryan Schleicher and I, we've got more Pokemon hot takes to share. Since last week's episode, the county has released s.. Read more

On Music

This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly cabal with Ryan Schleicher, Milwaukee Record co-founder Matt Wild and I, we return from a summer hiatus to tackle a pair of timely subjects. The Milwaukee County Parks department turned heads this week wh.. Read more

On Music

There are many people who no longer believe the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is anywhere near being balanced and fair in its reporting and editorials. After listening to complaints about the paper for many years and suggestions for its improv... Read more

News 1 Comments

Folk-rocker Trapper Schoepp's latest single is a ripping track about a Swedish immigrant who, headed to the American West with his bride via covered wagon, dug a hole into South Dakota and literally lived underground for days to escape winter's bi.. Read more

On Music


Milwaukee Journal, March 4, 1941

The most recent newson the now nationally-known Milwaukee Lion indicates that there very well maybe a large wild cat loose in our city. Whether or not the animal is ever foundremains to be seen. However, this kind of thing – as odd as it may be.. Read more

Milwaukee History

 “ Milwaukee in the late 1920swas a town of unblushing, brawny vice rammed through with scents of Europeancooking, cheap perfume, and workers’ sweat… the city’s gentry tried to misleadthemselves into thinking of Milwaukee as fragile and cultur.. Read more

Milwaukee History 2 Comments

With the primary election behind us, campaigns and politicians in Wisconsin are racing toward the general election in November. So if you thought the TV and print Read more

Expresso 9 Comments

Magic comes alive at Boswell Book Co. at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 22, when acclaimed fantasy writers Katherine Addison and Mary Robinette Kowal will appear in conversation with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Jim Higgins Read more


Horrific details of the alleged attempted murder of a classmate by two Waukesha middle school girls were bound to make the story an instant media sensation Read more

Taking Liberties 17 Comments

 Let’sstart by being controversial: the J.J. Abrams Star Trek “reboot” is amusing butlittle more than fodder for the summer blockbuster popcorn season. As for theoriginal series, which I devoured as a kid, seeing those episod.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

Twisted, a new book by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist James E. Causey, is the sequel to his 2011 release The Twist. Both stories center around the young journalist Travon Brown and his struggle to make sense of an urban Read more