When I decided to go back to school for journalism part-time some six years ago, I wasn't really sure what to expect. I'd always intended to go back and obtain my bachelor's (I had an associate arts degree stashed away from the early 90s, and than.. more

Aug 31, 2017 9:22 PM Off the Beaten Path 1 Comments

Sixty years ago this week, in a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that “separate but equal” schools for black and white more

May 14, 2014 2:03 AM News Features 1 Comments

Everyone makes mistakes. It's the simplest fact. For many it's the first abstract lesson we learn. And it's one we seem to be learning in a different way every single day for the rest of our lives. The important thing isn’t whether more

Dec 27, 2012 5:01 PM Theater

Scattered across Milwaukee are school buildings that shine like gems, once you look past the chalk dust and grime for ornamental friezes, murals and solid architectural bones in shapes from Romanesque Revival and Queen Anne more

Nov 5, 2012 2:15 PM Books

Jonathan Kozol is the author of Fire in the Ashes: Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children in America, a powerful work that follows a hardened group of impoverished inner-city children he has known... more

Sep 28, 2012 1:32 PM Books

The Third Ward is getting a culinary school. This spring the Art Institute of Wisconsin (320 E. Buffalo St.) is adding a culinary program offering associate degrees in culinary arts and bachelor's degrees in culinary management... more

Mar 22, 2012 12:00 AM Dining Preview

The choreographers of the Milwaukee Ballet’s Genesis: International Choreographic Competition more

Feb 9, 2011 12:00 AM A&E Feature

By the time I’d made it to opening night of the Rep’s Radio Golf last night, I’d already sat in two different theatres for three different shows over the course of the day. I was a bit exhausted. I couldn’t’ve asked for a better show to end the d.. more

Mar 6, 2010 1:29 PM Theater

H/T to Ryan at the Pabst for this: Wilco just debuted the so-bad-it's-good cover art for their upcoming Wilco (The Album), which was shot during the band's recent stay in Milwaukee and very clearly shows Mader's restaurant in the background—and a .. more

May 8, 2009 4:00 AM On Music

With all of the major educational issues facing Milwaukee Public Schools, you may have won Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ,Taking Liberties more

Dec 29, 2008 12:00 AM Taking Liberties

Historically, jam bands’ attempts at rap have been, well, awful. Just bloody awful&m The Wedding Singer ,Today in Milwaukee more

Sep 10, 2008 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee 4 Comments

Could use some in this long winter. Sit down before reading further, but Wal-Mart will not go to (ruin) Stoughten after all! Hooray and hallelujah. Christa Westerberg, in the vortex of this multi-year fight, called with the good news. Could it be .. more

Feb 1, 2008 5:00 AM News Features

What’s your take? Write: ,News Features more

Jan 17, 2008 12:00 AM News Features 1 Comments

In fact, beginning in the sixth grade, more than a third of every grade level until senior Guys on Ice ,Taking Liberties more

Jan 16, 2008 12:00 AM Taking Liberties

Lawmakers are debating whether to expand the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program to the subu Red Pepper ,Expresso more

Jan 10, 2008 12:00 AM Expresso

So when Barrett spoke recently to a group of students at Marshall High School, he gave th Madame, a bonobo playground ,News Features more

Dec 31, 2007 12:00 AM News Features 2 Comments

At issue was whether the Wisconsin Virtual Academy (WIVA) complies with state laws on char BeadStyle ,Expresso more

Dec 12, 2007 12:00 AM Expresso 4 Comments

Sure, everyone demands MPS do something about its horrendous achievement gap between black Could you describe or explain the Guest Expressions campaign? ,Taking Liberties more

Nov 12, 2007 12:00 AM Taking Liberties

Bright Eyes' grand return to the Pabst was a little anticlimactic, although that's not necessarily a bad thing. Last time Milwaukee saw young Mr. Oberst, he was being dragged off stage by an exasperated handler, following a clusterfuck finale fill.. more

Oct 23, 2007 4:00 AM On Music

As I await Radiohead's "In Rainbows"...I'm waiting in line as I write this.Foolishly, I forgot to pre-order Radiohead's new pay-what-you-can digital album, so I am stuck on the band's Web site, registering for a copy that would have already be.. more

Oct 10, 2007 4:00 AM On Music