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Wisconsin Avenue artist in residence Mauricio Ramirez is transforming 10 utility boxes along Wisconsin Avenue to honor important icons and events in Milwaukee’s wide-spanning history. more

Jul 3, 2017 3:18 PM Off the Cuff

I can’t help wishing Peter Feigin, the new president of the Milwaukee Bucks, hadn’t scrambled quite so quickly to soften his tone and soothe feelings over his totally frank outsider’s assessment of the racial atmosphere in Milwaukee. more

Oct 4, 2016 3:44 PM Taking Liberties 9 Comments

Fifty years after the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on Aug. 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr.’s soaring “I Have a Dream” speech may be the moment most remembered todayMarch on Washington, Martin Luther King, MLK, I Have a Dream... more

Aug 20, 2013 11:36 PM News Features

The race for the open 10th Assembly District seat has gotten so ugly I hate to even write about it. The accusations of race-baiting and directions to vote for people “who look like you” have gotten out of hand.<br /><br />It\'s gotten even worse t.. more

Aug 10, 2012 5:03 PM Daily Dose

The color of a person's skin is no way to choose a candidate. At the predominantly black monthly Community Brainstorming Conference on Saturday, state Rep. Elizabeth Coggs, a candidate for state Senate... more

Aug 1, 2012 12:00 AM Expresso 5 Comments

Yet another dictator is being toppled to expand democracy throughout the Middle East. That's great news. But what about democracy right here in Wisconsin? In just a few short months in power, Republicans have systematically attacked the c... more

Aug 24, 2011 12:00 AM Expresso 1 Comments

Sois Kelly Clarkson the Barton Fink of pop music, contractually obligatedto crank out fl My December, ,Concert Reviews more

Oct 28, 2009 12:00 AM Concert Reviews 1 Comments

Issue of the Week: The Oak Creek Coal Plant Settlement Paint the Town, ,Expresso more

Aug 13, 2008 12:00 AM Expresso

With the murder of Miller Brewing executive Lodewikus“Vic” Milford in Walker& Shepherd ,News Features more

Feb 13, 2008 12:00 AM News Features