Many Wisconsin voters are under the impression that they must have a good reason to present to election officials in order to be “allowed” to vote via absentee ballot or to vote early (that is, prior to Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6). Read more

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NextGen America has been working for the past five years to help people’s voices be heard. Off the Cuff chats with the organization’s state director, George Olufosoye. Read more

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The crowd-sourced review website Yelp has released a list ofthe top20 restaurants in Milwaukee. The list takes into account the overall starrating and number of reviews the restaurant has. Brunch favorite Blue’s Egg took th.. Read more

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The state Supreme Court did the right thing last week when it declined to hear cases that could allow Wisconsin’s restrictive new voter ID rules to be in place for the general election on Nov. 6... Read more

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The Shepherd Express endorses Mayor Tom Barrett for another term as mayor of Milwaukee... Read more

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By now, probably everyone reading this is already sick of America's quadrennial political spectacle—the one in which politicians and media outlets ask us to believe that there remain... Read more

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I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh manischewitz what a world, ain’a? So listen, way too busy here to pump out an essay for you’s. With trick-or-treat for the kids this weekend, I got a boatload of potatoes to peel for the mashed potatoes and gr Read more

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The thought of a large group of people getting together in a major downtown theatre venue to sing along with Grease is a bit disturbing to me. I’m not even sure why. Prior to things getting complicated, tonight and tomorrow night, The Skylight .. Read more


You'll remember that last season I proposed a deal between Brewers fans and Royals fans to facilitate our small-town players in getting All-Star votes.Well I'm a bit more on the ball this year and All-Star voting started before the first month of .. Read more

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To put it delicately, the Wisconsin Area Music Industry Awards (WAMIs) have squandered much of their cache over the past decade, as the annual awards ignored the region's young talent in favor of celebrating the music scene's old guard. That WAMI .. Read more

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The San Diego Padres are in town, and they begin their series against the Milwaukee Brewers tonight with a 7:05 p.m. game at Miller Park.,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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John McCain read a foreign policy speech yesterday. It is anybody'sguess who wrote it, but reality was MIA. He is still trying to tell usthat his support of the surge is responsible for our progress in Iraq,and he paints a pretty picture. It go.. Read more

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True, the Green Zone is under attack but, hey, most of the shells havemissed the Americans hunkered down in the zone. True, the Mahdi Army ofMoktada al-Sadr, the militant Shiite cleric, operating out of Iran,defeated the Iraqi Army even though .. Read more

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Before you do anything else today, get out and vote. Wisconsin hosts its historic primary It All Started ,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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The snowstormlast week forced a cancelled rehearsal of the Milwaukee SymphonyOrchestra, Don Giovanni ,Classical Review Read more

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John Malkovich is everyone’s idea of a decadent, slightly dangerous aesthete. He brought this persona to its sharpest point as the cultured American expatriate killer in the little seen Ripley’s Game and as the Faustian German filmmaker F.W. Murn.. Read more

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2008 is shaping up to be the worst year yet for the struggling music industry—this week, for instance, music sales were down a whooping 9% from just a year ago, and the top-selling album, Alicia Keyes’ As I Am, was the second lowest-selling #1 al.. Read more

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When longtime collaborator and co-director Sarah Wilbur left for California last summer, K Guys on Ice ,Off the Cuff Read more

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