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Sykes' national star continues to rise Image

Sykes' national star continues to rise

Published Thursday, May 26

Charlie Sykes has long been a star of conservative politics, having built a kind of cottage industry mixing radio, television, books and his own peculiar brand of journalism. He may now be part of "The Mainstream Media."

D'awww! Meet Zola the Zoo's new baby giraffe Image

D'awww! Meet Zola the Zoo's new baby giraffe

Published Thursday, May 26

Get ready for an overload of adorable, as the Milwaukee County Zoo introduced its newest baby giraffe, named Zola - a word of African origin meaning "to love" - to the world.

Urban Spelunking: H. G. Goll House Image

Urban Spelunking: H. G. Goll House

Published Thursday, May 26

You've heard about the Fred Goll Mansion on Prospect Avenue in the news in recent months, but what of Henry G. Goll and his mansion on Kilbourn Avenue in Concordia? We went inside the house for a look at it and the story of its ill-fated namesake.

Does Wisconsin owe you money? Image

Does Wisconsin owe you money?

Published Wednesday, May 25

On a whim, I decided to plug my name into the State of Wisconsin unclaimed property database. It turns out this website is like shooting fish in a barrel, and I want to make sure you get the cash you're owed. Hence, this column.

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Tarot card readings appeal to a wider audience

Published Wednesday, May 25

Today on FOX's "Studio A," OnMilwaukee's Molly Snyder reads host Bryan Kramp's tarot cards. Tune in to find out if he got the Devil card or not. In the meantime, read about the local tarot scene from Jen Cintrón and Theresa Reed, aka The Tarot Lady.

16 pieces of old MECCA memorabilia Image

16 pieces of old MECCA memorabilia

Published Tuesday, May 24

Last year, we took you inside the Milwaukee Theater (formerly the Auditorium) and the Arena to get a look behind the scenes at these local landmarks. This time, we dig into the archives to find treasures from events held in those venues.

Courageous women switch careers at 40 ... and older Image

Courageous women switch careers at 40 ... and older

Published Monday, May 23

Reinventing ourselves takes a lot of guts, something all five of these women - who switched careers at the age of 40 or older - have plenty of. Some left the corporate world, some joined it, but all of them share one thing in common: they are now closer to their True Norths.

Is all publicity good publicity? Image

Is all publicity good publicity?

Published Friday, May 20

That's the old adage, anyway. But when a local story becomes a national story (think Hobby Lobby), the ramifications aren't always good for business.

OSPP school plan faces tough and experienced opposition Image

OSPP school plan faces tough and experienced opposition

Published Thursday, May 19

Demond Means, a skilled and accomplished educator, is a guy who deserves some sympathy for being caught between a rock and a hard place as he tries to move the rock. He faces tough opponents in reform efforts.

Does Milwaukee really need a new flag? Image

Does Milwaukee really need a new flag?

Published Wednesday, May 18

Somebody somewhere needs to sit me down in a corner and explain why the City of Milwaukee needs a new "People's flag" to replace the one we've had for over 60 years.

How The New York Times got it wrong on Trump Image

How The New York Times got it wrong on Trump

Published Wednesday, May 18

Donald Trump was done wrong. The New York Times' story that attempted to prove the liberal truth that he's an inveterate misogynist by cobbling together old anecdotes wasn't fair - and just creates yet another sideshow away from the real issues.

Take a free, six-mile ride on a new Harley-Davidson Roadster Image

Take a free, six-mile ride on a new Harley-Davidson Roadster

Published Wednesday, May 18

Harley-Davidson launched a new concept in Milwaukee, Portland and Los Angeles today: a pop-up bike share that gives riders the chance to test out the new Dark Custom Harley-Davidson Roadster. In Milwaukee, the pop-up popped up in the Third Ward on Broadway.

Cathedral Square bus stop gets a St. Josaphat Basilica makeover Image

Cathedral Square bus stop gets a St. Josaphat Basilica makeover

Published Wednesday, May 18

Save for a visit from a street-corner preacher, a trip to the bus stop rarely qualifies as a religious experience. However, those taking the bus to or from the Cathedral Square stop on the corner of Wells and Jackson might sense a little extra spirit.