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Dear Ruthie answers a reader’s cry for help as Halloween approaches, and she offers a glimpse into her social calendar for the week. more

Dear Ruthie

Visual Arts exhibits opening this week are profiled in the Shepherd Express’ “Openings” column. more

Visual Arts

If Donald Trump were trying to maximize disruption on his latest trip to Milwaukee he couldn't have timed it any better. more

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Burger Week kicks off with a party on Monday, May 14, at Mulligans Irish Pub & Grill. Restaurants participating in Burger Week will donate $1 to Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin for every specialty burger sold during the week. more

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Ruthie answers a question from a reader who believes his dates find his bank account more attractive than him. Exciting upcoming events include Go Red for Women Luncheon at the Pfister (May 11), Women’s Voices Milwaukee’s “Remember Love” concert ... more

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Award-winning photographer Jay W. Filter will share reflections on his pictorial insights from The History, Art & Imagery of the Pfister Hotel at Historic Milwaukee, Inc. on May 7. more



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Stephanie Schultz, a Milwaukee-area fashion designer, has been announced as this year’s Pfister Artist-in-Residence, succeeding tintype photographer Margaret Muza. more

Visual Arts

It’s Geek Week in Milwaukee and Ruthie answers a question from a reader in love with a self-described “cosplay geek.” more

Dear Ruthie

We hear from Brian Frakes about his favorite dining spots in town. more

Dining Out

Off the Cuff interviews Nicole Mattke, the current Narrator-in-Residence at the Pfister Hotel. more

Off the Cuff

Off the Cuff interviews Milwaukee artist Margaret Muza, who practices tintype photography as part of her tenure as artist-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel. more

Off the Cuff

Milwaukee has become a destination for ecologically concerned tourists with many sustainable buildings and sites. more

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Five of the best bars for going all out with holiday decorations and special cocktails this December. more

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Get Wry isacquainted with some doozies on social media, including Rohn Demogorgon, theuncle of a friend of a friend. This particular doozie is a purveyor of slotmachines, and he’s been known to complain about strange things—like how the.. more


State Rep. DaleKooyenga, a Republican, is running for re-election in Assembly District 14. He faces Democrat Chris Rockwood on the Nov. 8 ballot. Here are Kooyenga's answers to the Shepherd's candidate questionnaire.   Your currentoccupation, .. more

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Democrat Andy Mitchell is running against Assembly Speaker Robin Vos to represent the 63rd Assembly District. Here are Mitchell's answers to the Shepherd's candidate questionnaire.Your current occupation, education and career andpersonal inform.. more

Daily Dose

Jonathan West has been active in local theater for quite some time. The writer/dramatist who had done work as the head writer for WPR’s Hotel Wisconsin and made quite an impression on the community with his work on the late Bialystock and Bloom Th.. more



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Former Milwaukee Bialystock and Bloom Theatre guru Jonathan West has recently been named Narrator for the historic Pfister Hotel downtown Milwaukee. The writer-in-residence presents the inaugural Pfister presentation of Shop Talk this mont.. more


“A Study In Light: The Artwork of Dave Niec and Todd Mrozinski,” an exhibit dealing with the interplay of light and shadow, opens Wednesday, Aug. 26 at the Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts in Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood. more

Visual Arts

Even the most unexpected material can be transformed into jazz. Take the new CD by Milwaukee expatriate Juli Wood. On Dark Forest, the tenor saxophonist molds and shapes traditional Finnish folk songs into music reminiscent of a 1950s cool-... more

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