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Krampus came to Milwaukee and is here to stay! Krampusnacht offers a low-stress, fun event for all during the holiday season. Read more

A&E Feature

All My Sons is dark and dramatic, despite a first act that shows a seemingly light, enjoyable suburban life, as we discover when a family secret is revealed. Read more


Milwaukee-area native Andrea Bartz will discuss her debut novel, The Lost Night, on March 15 at Boswell Book Company. Read more



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With Cymbeline, UWM acting students gave a rock ‘n’ roll feel to a Shakespearean tragedy by playing on expectations and gender issues. Read more


Academics from across North America will come to UW-Milwaukee to discuss feminism, while Pathfinders presents the state of youth homelessness. Read more

Saving Our Democracy 2 Comments

Concerns over environmental impact, water usage and traffic backups are at the forefront of many minds across the region, as Foxconn plans to finish its Mount Pleasant manufacturing campus in 2022. Read more

Happening Now 1 Comments

Celebrating a big anniversary this year, UWM’s Latin American Film Series continues to bring movies to Milwaukee that would otherwise never be seen on screens large or small. Read more

Film Reviews

Young Milwaukee dance artist Zach Schorsch, along with several established and student dancers, present Wisdom Teeth at Danceworks, Saturday, March 31. Read more


UWM Visiting Writer Series presents Dan Kois, a native of Whitefish Bay and a writer and editor for Slate, at UW-Milwaukee (Curtin Hall, Room 175) on March 15. Read more


In its concert titled “Between Two Worlds,” Present music presents music that will explore contrasts as well as parallels between traditional folk music and contemporary classical music. Read more

A&E Feature

The villains and heroes of an ancient legend are given a close look by a UWM instructor. Read more



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It was not quite a year ago when UW-Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts Mainstage Theatre was the site of a building fire. But a remodeled and upgraded theater opens in the same space on Wednesday, March 7. Read more


Veteran director Jim Tasse leads a student ensemble through a challenging update of Anton Checkov’s classic, The Seagull. Read more


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

Dear Ruthie

Milwaukee Art Museum presents “The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip,” Jan. 26-April 22, a far-reaching exhibition of photographs meditating on our country and its inhabitants. Read more

Visual Arts

Despite a well-researched and understood link between community-based investments and crime reduction, the Wisconsin legislature continues to favor tough-on-crime methods even as other states embrace progressive reforms. Read more

News Features 2 Comments

Ruthie explains to a reader than “no” means “no.” Exciting upcoming events include: “Intersex Stories, Not Surgery” with Pidgeon Pagonis at UWM, Nov. 30; and Katy Perry’s Witness Tour stop at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, Dec. 4. Read more

Dear Ruthie

Host of "Pati's Mexican Table" and popular cookbookauthor, Pati Jinich will visit Milwaukee for the annual Mexican Fiesta.On Friday, August 26, Jinich will speak at UW-Milwaukee'sGolda Meir Library at 11:45 a.m. She will be discussing h.. Read more

Happening Now

“I didn’t live a lot of lies, but I lived one big one,” Lance Armstrong tells documentarian Alex Gibney, but even that admission is probably untrue. The Armstrong Lie is an unflinching look at the career of cycling Read more

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