5 things to watch for at Packers training camp
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:04:00 CDT - The Green Bay Packers report to training camp today and practice begins tomorrow in the shadow of Lambeau Field. Hopes are high for 2014 -- here's what to watch for over the next month.

Tasting menus gaining popularity in Milwaukee
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:04:00 CDT - Tasting menus are growing in popularity across the country, including in Milwaukee.

Central Library's green roof takes root
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:02:00 CDT - In May 2011, I wrote about the Milwaukee Public Library's recently installed green roof, which boasted not only a couple rows of solar panels, but 33,000 square feet of rainwater capturing and temperature moderating plants. Back then, the plants were in but they were little more than seedlings, so the roof didn't look very green. This week, I stopped in to check on the progress.

OnMilwaukee.com Weekend Preview, July 25-28, 2014
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:01:00 CDT - German Fest! Brady Street Festival! Milwaukee Brewfest! Riverwest24! This one is a doozie, Milwaukee, so we hope you are rested up for a weekend of amazing. Check out Gallery Night & Day in the Historic Third Ward, head west to Positively Pewaukee or get your soul food on at Soul Food Festival. The kiddos would love The Muppet Movie at Peck Flicks at the Marcus Center or to meet "Hank" the dog at the All Breed Dog Show. All of these options and more are in this edition of the OnMilwaukee.com Weekend Preview. Prost!

Shift switch: Civil War reenactor
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:36:00 CDT - Every now and then, the writers here at OnMilwaukee.com decide to give other, unique jobs a try. Some have tried cheesemaking. Others the ballet. Me? Well, I fought in the Civil War.

#WeWant a USB typewriter, knife, Thinkgeek, sunscreen and a book
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:01:00 CDT - Looking for that perfect beach suncreen? Carolynn may have just the one. Need the perfect kitchen accessories for when the zombies come? Andy has you covered. These and more are in this edition of #WeWant.

Segura back in the game for the Brewers
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:07:00 CDT - It's been nearly two weeks since the world of Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Jean Segura's world was turned upside down following the death of his infant son. But he missed just two games, and since his return he's looking like the all-star player he was last year.

Urban Spelunking: Lee School
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:02:00 CDT - Now that Lee School -- which closed in 2009 -- is back in the news, it seemed like a good time to finally get a look at this vintage schoolhouse I've long been eager to see.

15 years in numbers
Sat, 28 Sep 2013 13:01:00 CDT - As we celebrate 15 years in Milwaukee media, OnMilwaukee.com takes a mathematical look at just how much has happened in our city since 1998.

STORY IDEAS
Sun, 7 Apr 2013 06:02:00 CDT - This is where we're going to collect ideas for stories that eventually can put on the budget.

A Meditation on reggae: A great roots harmony trio plays Shank Hall
Sat, 17 Mar 2012 09:03:00 CDT - In honor of this weekend's Milwaukee performance by The Meditations, we present five great 1970s reggae harmony groups - not an easy list to narrow down.

Arts brouhaha is little more than morning radio doing its thing
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:14:00 CDT - Let's not overreact to Dave & Carole's incendiary and absurd comments on the arts in Milwaukee on Wednesday. After all, by very definition radio hosts are interested in just one thing, ratings. Whatever it takes, get ratings.

Rebirth Brass Band brings a taste of New Orleans to Cedarburg
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:03:00 CDT - The Rebirth Brass Band will perform on Friday night at Cedarburg's Summer Sounds series. The free concert takes place from 6:30 to 10 p.m. in Cedar Creek Park. Recently, OnMilwaukee.com chatted with trumpet player Chadrick Honore, who at 27 is the youngest player in the band.

Packers players launch non-sports talk radio show
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:12:00 CDT - Mark Tauscher and John Kuhn of the Green Bay Packers will get their own one-hour show for eight weeks this season. "Tauscher and Kuhn" is slated to air at noon on selected Tuesday afternoons on WTMJ-AM 620.

Brewers' former top prospect Jeffress finds way home again
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:05:00 CDT - Eight years after being drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers and saddled with being one of the moribund franchise's new stars, and four after being traded away, Jeremy Jeffress has found his way home.

A chat with Tendril Wine Cellars' Tony Rynders
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:02:00 CDT - Wisconsin may not have a climate made for producing the best wine grapes, but its fertile soil has produced a plethora of top notch winemakers. One such winemaker is Milwaukee native Tony Rynders.

Groups work to quell violence in Milwaukee
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:06:00 CDT - Last summer there was a sudden increase in shootings, contributing to a year-end total of 105 homicides in Milwaukee. At the time of writing there have been 39 homicides in 2014, five fewer than last year at the same time. Some new initiatives seek to reduce violence in the city, while groups throughout the city continue previous efforts to put a stop to the shootings.

How to drink absinthe the old-ass fashioned way
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:10:00 CDT - These days, absinthe has become synonymous with forgotten nights in Paris and foxy green fairies. With my knowledge of the infamous green drink limited to pop culture myths and Moulin Rouge, I decided it was time to finally sample absinthe correctly. So, when I received the Absinthe Set in the mail, I was determined to find out if the spirit matched the hype. With three 50ml bottles of absinthe at my disposal, I took the deep dive into the big green and drank absinthe the way it was intended to be drunk.

"The Purge: Anarchy" gets a bit more out of its killer concept
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:26:00 CDT - "The Purge: Anarchy" finds DeMonaco coming closer to turning a good premise into an actually good movie. The sequel still feels like a missed opportunity for something smarter, sharper and just overall better, but hey, at least he made a decent horror thriller this time.

Brewers offense shows signs of life
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:05:00 CDT - The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-2 on Monday and recorded three extra base hits, the sixth time in seven games the team has had at least that many. The offense may not be completely back on track, but signs like that might point to a breakout in the near future.