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The city has embraced BIDs in the past, but new legislation that limits their funding could have a negative impact on Milwaukee. more

Mar 6, 2018 4:42 PM News Features

UW-Milwaukee’s new Emile H. Mathis Gallery, located in Mitchell Hall, Room 170, adds 2,400 square feet of state-of-the-art exhibition space to house the treasures of the university’s art collection. more

Dec 19, 2017 1:40 PM Visual Arts

UW-Milwaukee Theatre’s production of George Bernard Shaw’s Major Barbara was well executed and well-chosen for our current socio-political moment. more

Dec 12, 2017 3:28 PM Theater

Milwaukee has a long history of LGBTQ poets, including two, Antler and Jeff Poniewaz, who served as the city’s poet laureate. more

Nov 21, 2017 3:40 PM My LGBTQ POV


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Scott Walker and the GOP-controlled legislature have done everything possible to diminish the standing of the state’s great public educational institutions. more

Nov 14, 2017 5:08 PM , News Features 3 Comments

Ruthie answers a question about hook up etiquette while staying with friends. Exciting upcoming events include: 32nd Annual Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival, Nov. 2-12; Courage MKE’s Homecoming Gala, Nov. 3; and Ruthie’s Starry Night Revue, Nov. 5. more

Oct 31, 2017 4:56 PM Dear Ruthie


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Dancing on the Ceiling filled UWM’s Studio Theater with mature artistry in an unforgettable, quite probably historic concert of solos by six women in their fifth and sixth decades of life. more

Oct 25, 2017 10:32 AM Dance

Milwaukee continues to push itself to become a hub for young entrepreneurs and budding business professionals. While the effort is gaining momentum, the end result is anything but guaranteed. more

Oct 24, 2017 5:14 PM News Features 1 Comments


Car repairs, hospital trips, rent... for broke students,those expenses can be a real issue, potentially forcing them to drop out ofcollege. To help those students who are struggling financially, the Universityof Wisconsin-Milwaukee is of.. more

Aug 29, 2017 9:30 PM Around MKE

Recently, Milwaukee has developed a 21st-century industrial identity as the “Water Capital of the World," almost overnight becoming a go-to destination for companies and countries that want to solve their water problems. more

Aug 15, 2017 4:40 PM News Features 1 Comments

Witchcraft and magic were prominent themes in fairytales, literature and theater before migrating to the nascent medium of film. “Witches on Screen," the final chapter of The OxfordIllustrated History of Witchcraft and Magi.. more

Apr 26, 2017 1:01 PM I Hate Hollywood

Prescient political analyst and author Thomas Frank has written a new book, Listen Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People?, focusing on at least one set of factors that led to Donald Trump’s victory: the diminishing powe... more

Mar 28, 2017 3:11 PM News Features

Every week, the Shepherd Express will serve as a clearinghouse for any and all activities in the greater Milwaukee area that peacefully push back against discriminatory, reactionary or authoritarian actions and policies of the Trump adminis... more

Mar 28, 2017 1:25 PM Saving Our Democracy

The Milwaukee Brewers aren’t the only baseball teamreturning to Milwaukee this weekend. The Milwaukee Panthers will also maketheir 2017 home-field debut with a three-game series with their Horizon Leaguerival University of .. more

Mar 27, 2017 4:11 PM Around MKE

“Since I’ve been living in Wisconsin I’ve gotten to a point where I’m always looking over my shoulder. There’s an anxiety when I go out and take a ride down the street." more

Feb 28, 2017 4:37 PM News Features 3 Comments

This year, the Festival of Films in French marks its 20th anniversary with 20 films. They range from 1920s silent movies by pioneering feminist filmmaker Germaine Dulac through Lola (1961) by new wave director Jacques Demy and a recent sequ... more

Feb 14, 2017 4:33 PM Film Reviews

The Dangerous Faggot Tour came to UW-Milwaukee recently. The eponymous “faggot” is a gay Anglo-Greek Neo-Nazi and Breitbart journalist, and the reaction to the appearance still reverberates on social media and national news. more

Dec 27, 2016 3:22 PM My LGBTQ POV

Well-respected and notable Milwaukee poets Susan Firer and Sarah Rosenblatt each have new books recently published, and will make author appearances at Boswell Book Co. Firer appears at 7 p.m., Nov. 3 and Rosenblatt appears at 7 p.m., Nov. ... more

Nov 1, 2016 2:10 PM Books

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... more

Nov 1, 2016 2:03 PM Books

Few presidents were as reviled as Herbert Hoover, unfairly blamed for the Great Depression and stuck with a reputation as cold, stodgy and out of touch. In Hoover: A Life, UW-Milwaukee history professor Glen Jeansonne sets out to rescue Hoo... more

Oct 25, 2016 3:12 PM Books