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Ruthie

Ruthie has happily worked with the Shepherd Express team for the last several years where her column “Dear Ruthie” appears weekly. A fixture in Milwaukee’s alternative press for more than 20 years, her advice column, “Dear Ruthie” originally appeared in The Wisconsin Light newspaper before morphing into “Ruthie’s Bitchin’ Kitchen,” a food column ultimately published in Quest magazine.

She founded her own charity, Ruthie’s Kennel Club, in 2013 as a means to financially support Wisconsin’s many animal-related charities. She also produces and stars in her own web series, “Ruthie’s Bitchin’ Kitchen,” a show focusing on no-fuss recipes and kitchen hacks.

An actress, comedian and all-around girl about town, Ruthie has starred in numerous professional productions, including “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane,” “Auntie Mame,” “The Women,” “Die, Mommy, Die” and “The Creature from the Black, Black Lagoon: The Musical.”

She continues to perform regularly, most often as hostess of the weekly HamBingo charity night at Hamburger Mary’s restaurant. You can catch her as Joan Rivers in “Ruthie’s Starry Night Revue” the first Sunday of every month at Hamburger Mary’s as well.

Ruthie fields a question from a reader considering PrEP. more

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Ruthie advises a reader looking for a new job on LGBTQ networking events. more

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Ruthie answers dating and hook-up related questions from readers. more

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Dear Ruthie answers questions from readers wondering whether to talk about bad past experiences with alcohol. more

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Ruthie advises a reader whose formerly friends-only and girls-only weekend got more complicated when one of the group invited her same-sex partner. Exciting upcoming events include a fundraiser for One Heartland at LVL dance, March 24; Dan Save ... more

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Ruthie answers a question from a reader who confessed to disliking her friend’s ex only the see the two get back together. Exciting St. Paddy’s week events include: D.I.X. St. Patty’s Day Bash, March 17; Miranda Sings at the Riverside Theater ... more

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Ruthie answers a question from a reader whose brother’s boyfriend has terrible table manners. more

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

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Ruthie advises a woman whose husband wants to change her retirement plan after many years of successful work-finance negotiation. more

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Ruthie answers a small slew of dating-related questions. more

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Ruthie provides great options for Gal-entine’s Day! Included are a chair dancing class, a light show at the Domes and a ladies night at Mary’s Beercade. more

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Dear Ruthie advises a reader who says he’s prone to put his lovers’ needs ahead of his own. more

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This week, Dear Ruthie’s exciting upcoming events include the Milwaukee’s LGBT Community Center’s TGIF event at Woody’s, Jan. 26; Elton John: Rocket Man! At Sunset Playhouse, Jan. 29-30; and Star Wars Trivia at Mary’s BeerCade, Jan. 30. more

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Ruthie answers questions from readers regarding the etiquette of sharing a bathroom. more

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Ruthie advises a reader on his May-December romance. more

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Ruthie answers questions from fitness enthusiast readers. Exciting upcoming events include: screenings of Tom of Finland in Chicago beginning Jan. 5; ARCW’s Jolly Holly Folly, Jan. 7; and pole dancing classes for voluptuous women beginning Jan. 9. more

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Ruthie answers a question from a reader with a rudely lackadaisical sister-in-law. more

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Ruthie reflects on Christmas and shares her calendar. more

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Ruthie answers a question from a reader looking for tips on how to look her holiday best on a budget. more

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Ruthie counsels a couple with very different ideas of how much holiday decorating is the right amount. more

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