Valentine's Day

To whom it may concern, I was reminded the Valentine’s Day is just around the corner when I was in the tavern last night honing the final shellac to this essay. Read more

Art for Art's Sake 1 Comments

Valentine’s Day approaches and Christopher Walton talks about love as a black gay man. Read more

Black, Blue and Rainbow 1 Comments

Dear Ruthies shares wisdom on premature ejaculation and, to remain romantic, her social calendar for Valentine’s Day outings. Read more

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Off the Cuff with romance writer Molly Maka as valentine’s Day looms near. Read more

Off the Cuff

Something bugging you? Find out what the Shrink thinks Read more

On the Couch

It has a lot of competition, but the most overusedword in music may be “supergroup," since that term projects a degree of fame that few purported supergroups every actually live up to. So what do you call aband featuring talented but not nece.. Read more

On Music

You will be hard pressed to find a young performer who has agreater sense of pure rock ‘n roll passion than London, England’s BarnsCourtney. Courtney has been on a roll this summer in his North American tour,drawing rave re.. Read more


On a recentThursday night, I walked into a trendy East Side bar, ordered an IPA andproceeded to have a conversation with a complete stranger for about two hours.We engaged in the type of first date fodder we’ve all grown accustomed to—wher.. Read more

Happening Now

Valentine's Day is one of the busiest nights for restaurants. Make your reservations now—even for this weekend—because places book up early. Here are some of the Valentine's Day specials around MKE. Read more

Brew City Booze

Paul Masterson discusses the intricacies of breaking up and getting back together—as they relate to everyone regardless of orientation. Read more


Who needs a valentine when the best in bacon is coming backto Baconfest Milwaukee on Valentine’sDay?This year's bacon bonanza is going down on Sunday, February14 (you know, Valentine’s Day) at the Event Center inside the Potawatomi Hotel.. Read more

Happening Now

The longest-running American soap opera on television is set in a hospital. General Hospital has been on the air for over half a century. The first soap opera to be set in a hospital goes further back than that, though. The radio drama The.. Read more


Sexpress is back!Sexpress: He Said/She Said is a relationship advice podcast produced by local comedians Liz Ziner and Tyler Menz. Every week, they will be answering reader-submitted relationship questions, while cracking wise and cracking up... Read more

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Dear Ruthie answers a letter from a reader worried about planning the perfect Valentine’s Day, and plugs fun events including She Kills Monsters (Feb. 12-15) at UW-Milwaukee, The B-52s at Potawatomi’s Northern Lights Theater Feb. 13, and Bl... Read more

Hear Me Out

It’s never too soon to start thinking about Valentine’s Day. There’s something really romantic about the notion of planning for a little excursion out of town to someplace out of the way and unexpected without getting carried away and going on som.. Read more



Vaudeville-inspired circus-goth variety act Deadman’s Carnival will ring in 2105 tonight at the Hot Water Wherehouse on S. Water St. The venue lies in the cozy shadows of bigger venues. Located near the Kinnickinnic River, the spot is located just.. Read more


This column is for all the people who are not involved in a monogamous romantic relationship with the potential for marriage (if that hasn’t happened already). It’s for people who are not in a relationship at all, whether happily or unhappi... Read more


 Relying on the power of darkshadows and darker suggestions, the 2000 film Pitch Black was one of the scariest science fictions in memory.It also introduced our planet to Vin Diesel, who emanated palpable menace asthe brooding, .. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

For many years, the Florentine Opera, one of Milwaukee's longest-running cultural institutions... Read more

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