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Celebrate Milwaukee Day

Published Monday, April 14

What is a blog?  For us it is a short blurb that we write when the mood strikes us.  It can be first person, funny or informative. In short, a blog is whatever we want it to be. Today we shall celebrate our fine, fine city. Why? Because it's "414" day, which is not only the date, April 14, but also Milwaukee's area code. Clever, isn't it? Here are a few suggestions to make today the Milwaukee-est.

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TEDx takes Milwaukee for a second time

Published Wednesday, April 9

Milwaukee got its first taste of TED last year with a TEDx conference - a local, self-organized talk event, run independently but guided from afar by TED - in Harambee. And now, thanks to some ambitious students at UWM, it seems the city will get a second taste of TED.

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I have here in my hand a list of names ...

Published Tuesday, April 8

Last week, Brendan Eich was ousted - well, he resigned, but you know how these things really are - from his position as CEO of Mozilla, the software outfit behind products like the Firefox web browser. Why? In 2008, Eich donated $1,000 in support of Proposition 8, the California ballot initiative that banned same-sex marriage and was later the subject of one of 2013's most contentious U.S. Supreme Court rulings.

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Sex and power can spell danger for women

Published Thursday, April 3

There are a few things in this world that I find positively disgusting: child porn, crimes against children, people who have a holier than thou way of life. And right up high on that list is men who think that their powerful positions are a passport to aggressively pursue women sexually. Hello Bill Kramer.

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Milwaukee ruins: Layton School & Gordon Park bath house

Published Wednesday, April 2

Sometimes hidden, sometimes in plain site in parks, along roadsides, at the lakefront, are remnants of Milwaukee's past scattered. While Milwaukee has preserved parts of its past built environment, many buildings and bridges and other structures have long disappeared. Meanwhile, stray bits of that past can still be seen. Here are a few...

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More than half of Wisconsin: "Walker doesn't care about people like me"

Published Monday, March 31

Okay, technically, the question was "Does 'cares about you' describe Scott Walker?" In response, 51 percent of the people polled said no, it doesn't - Walker does not care about people like them. I'm not a math teacher, but even I can tell that's more than half, which when we're talking about a guy up for re-election this year is a big deal.

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Geenen recounts struggle for civil rights on the South Side

Published Saturday, March 29

In his books, community activist and author Paul Geenen has homed in on important, hyper local subjects, like the heyday of the Bronzeville neighborhood, the diversity of Sherman Park and the story of Gimbels and Schuster's department stores. His latest book for The History Press, "Civil Rights Activism in Milwaukee: South Side Struggles in the `60s and `70s," is the result of a special request.

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State Fair reveals winner of Fairtastic Poster Art contest

Published Friday, March 28

This morning, the Wisconsin State Fair announced the winning poster and artist for its first Fairtastic Poster Art Competition. After careful deliberation, the title of "Grand Champion Artist" went to Larry Schultz of Milton and his poster design.

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An architectural Ringer?

Published Friday, March 28

Yesterday, I stumbled upon a 1926 article about the earliest architects working in Milwaukee. One sentence particularly caught my attention.

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Walker gambling on big money in Vegas

Published Thursday, March 27

These are heady times for our governor, the coy Scott Walker who is going to be lumped with some real luminaries as the gamble for the presidency takes shape in, of all places, Las Vegas.

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Alice in Dairyland's experiences are no small potatoes

Published Wednesday, March 26

OnMilwaukee.com checks in with Kristin Olson, who is in the final months of her tenure as Alice in Dairyland, to see how the year has progressed, what's still on deck and to learn more about Wisconsin potatoes. Yes, potatoes.

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Milwaukee Talks: Mayor Tom Barrett, 2014

Published Tuesday, March 25

In the wake of Mayor Tom Barrett's State of the City speech at the end of February, OnMilwaukee.com's Bobby Tanzilo and Jeff Sherman sat down with Barrett to dig deeper into some issues facing Milwaukee.