24 hours with the new iPhone 6
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:06:00 CDT - I've had a full day now to play with the brand new iPhone 6. Like most pieces of new technology, it's a mixed bag. iPhones aren't new to me - I've owned every one but the first model, and I use mine nonstop as both a work and personal device. This model is different in many ways, but as usual, the biggest story here is the software, not the hardware.

Gary's Pet Jungle celebrates 20 wild years
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:13:00 CDT - This summer, Gary Johnson celebrated two decades of owning his pet and pet supply store, Gary's Pet Jungle, 2857 S. Howell Ave. During that, says Johnson, "I've been bitten way less by gerbils than hamsters."

Melinda Myers' checklist for fall garden and landscape care
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:16:00 CDT - You can see and feel the change of seasons. Fall color is starting to appear. Pansies, mums and asters are in the garden center, and your thoughts are turning to preparing your landscape for winter.

Don't expect major changes after September
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:47:00 CDT - As we roll through the last quarter of the year, we will notice very few changes for most media outlets as they maneuver and buckle in for the rest of the year. September is really the last month radio and TV stations will make strategic staffing or scheduling changes.

Matthews is on the move in Packers defense
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:06:00 CDT - Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews has a sack and five quarterback hurries in two games, but it feels like a "drop" in production for the four-time Pro Bowler. Is it because he's moving around in Dom Capers' new defense, or because he's in coverage more often? He doesn't think so.

Freeman, formerly of Ween, finds his way back to himself
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:16:00 CDT - It's been a turbulent few years for Aaron Freeman, more commonly known as Gene Ween from the band Ween. After much self-repair, however, the musician is himself again - literally - recording and performing as the lead in his new band, fittingly titled Freeman. The band has a new album, along with a tour stopping at Turner Hall Ballroom. Before then, OnMilwaukee.com chatted with Freeman about the road to recovery, music and himself.

Uptowner bar owners share tales of the beautiful people
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:01:00 CDT - The Uptowner - aka "home of the beautiful people" - turns 130 this month and will celebrate with a free bash on Saturday, Sept. 20. Recently, we spent a Thursday afternoon listening to owner Steve Johnson's stories - as well as his wife Shawnette Smart's myriad tales. Some of the yarns were funny, some sad, some unfit to print, but all of them were told with the heart and wit that explain why the Uptowner has been frequented by so many people - from the uber glamorous to the down-and-out.

OnMilwaukee.com Weekend Preview Sept. 19-21, 2014
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:02:00 CDT - Explore Doors Open Milwaukee locations, watch the races during the Milwaukee River Challenge, wander the Cedarburg Wine & Harvest Festival or watch live art at Plein Air Shorewood. Maybe you want to see Hugh Bob and the Hustle, Roots Trio or Canopies? You could also enjoy a Taste of Ireland, get home improvement ideas at the NARI Fall Home & Remodeling Show or get in one last round of glow golf!

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.

Plein air painting makes a splash in Shorewood
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:15:00 CDT - Shorewood hosts its second Plein Air Festival through Saturday, Sept. 20. The event features more than 60 artists painting outdoors throughout the village.

#WeWant Burt's Bees, Grebe's, grill grate and books
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:02:00 CDT - Welcome to this week's edition of #WeWant - a collection of some things we love!

Packers run game has been grounded
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:06:00 CDT - The Green Bay Packers are finding that teams are making an effort to stop Pro Bowl running back Eddie Lacy from gaining much yardage, and therefore traction, in the offense. It's worked for two weeks. Can they turn it around as the team heads to Detroit?

Urban spelunking: Solomon Juneau's cabin
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:02:00 CDT - Perhaps no Milwaukee historical landmark has suffered more indignity than the replica of the early home of founder Solomon Juneau. After being sealed to the public for decades, we got a peek inside.

Five questions with David Eigenberg of "Chicago Fire"
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:16:00 CDT - Character actor David Eigenberg is likely best known for spending multiple seasons and two movies romancing Cynthia Nixon's Miranda Hobbes on the iconic HBO TV show "Sex and the City." Eigenberg's latest television project nowadays, however, is far from high fashion and high living in New York City. Instead of a fiery redhead, Eigenberg now co-stars with actual flames on NBC's "Chicago Fire."

Fair Play demands do no service for Common Ground
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:04:00 CDT - Common Ground has an initiative called "Fair Play" that's designed to spark a significant improvement in school and public recreational facilities in Milwaukee County. It's a worthy initiative for the increasingly influential grassroots lobbying organization. But Dave Begel says it's blackmail.

Fantasy football week 3 picks
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:04:00 CDT - So, how many starters did you lose to injury last week? Odds are your roster is in flux, and the waiver wire is going to be hot again, so we're back to help you decide who to pick up, who to start and who to sit.

iHeartMedia name change will have ripple effect
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:03:00 CDT - Clear Channel, the owner of iHeartRadio and the new annual concert and awards, announced this week that it will change its name to iHeartMedia.

Krushing it: Brewers' Davis finds his balance at the plate
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:02:00 CDT - It seems like a long time ago, but Khris Davis' ability to adjust his approach at the plate in mid-May (and carry it through the year) has helped the Milwaukee Brewers' left fielder remain a powerful factor in the lineup as the team looks to wrap up a postseason berth this month.