Addressing infant mortality in Milwaukee
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:26:00 CDT - When Tonda Thompson went to the hospital nine months pregnant, she expected to leave with her baby boy in a car seat. Instead she left without him, and she had to make funeral arrangements. Sadly in Milwaukee, according to a piece from Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service's Raina J. Johnson, Thompson's story isn't uncommon.

Scale model allows curators to bring new Milwaukee Art Museum to life
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:02:00 CDT - How is the art museum choreographing its complicated renovation and expansion? Read on to find out.

Partly shot in Milwaukee, "Pilot Error" investigates the dangers of air travel
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:36:00 CDT - Flying is statistically the safest form of transportation. It's a popular sentiment, one commonly recited to restore confidence in the important industry after tragic disasters like the deadly Germanwings crash last week. For "Pilot Error" writer and film producer Roger Rapoport, however, that statement isn't as accurate as we'd like to think.

Wait to watch Dreamworks' "Home," well, at home
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 12:06:00 CDT - For a lot of Hollywood, making a kids movie translates out to making essentially a mobile: a simply distracting mix of color and sound. And that's how you get "Home," another manic Sweet Tarts-colored whizbang to be mentally tossed away like an empty popcorn bucket as soon as the film lets out. Yes, the kids will be sated. For anyone older, however, the cue to leave "Home" to go home likely won't come soon enough.

6 local products to soothe the sickies
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 09:07:00 CDT - It's hard to determine if there's more sickness going around than usual, but it seems like there is. With that in mind, here are six local products that might not completely cure what's ailing you, but might make you feel at least a wee bit better.

Milwaukee All-Star: Activist Angela Walker
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 05:03:00 CDT - Angela Walker works for income equality at Wisconsin Jobs Now, but before that, she drove a bus for 14 years, ran for sheriff and volunteered many hours of her time in support of public schools, fair law enforcement and more.

A love affair with a library
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:06:00 CDT - Almost my entire last year of grad school at Marquette University, I kept on walking right past the Central Library. One day, I finally went in.

Bachman launches "Heavy Blues" tour in Milwaukee
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:16:00 CDT - After charting 120 gold/platinum albums and singles and selling 40 million records as a founding member of two legendary rock bands (The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive), you might think Randy Bachman would be content to stick with the tried and true formula fans have come to know over his 40-plus year career. In fact, for latest album and upcoming tour - starting in Milwaukee on Wednesday, April 1 - he's doing the exact opposite.

Bowersox fills Turner Hall with fantastic voice
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 07:29:00 CDT - The beautiful part of the Turner Hall ballroom on 4th Street is the acoustics in the room can benefit from a band, or a single singer. For Crystal Bowersox, the "American Idol" runner up in the show's 9th season, just her powerful voice filled the space.

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

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.

Featured bartender: Water Buffalo's Michael Gaethke
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 09:12:00 CDT - Michael Gaethke has worked at Water Buffalo since the day it opened in April 2007. recently stopped in for a cocktail and a chat.

Former alderman, boxing champ Orville Pitts passes away
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:55:00 CDT - When Orville Pitts was elected Milwaukee alderman in 1968, his political future looked as bright as the one that had seemed in store for Pitts in the boxing ring a decade earlier. But unlike the knockout that ended his boxing career, his downfall in the political arena was self-inflicted and a drawn-out process featuring, in random order, booze, drugs, hookers, the devil and Richard M. Nixon. Pitts died Tuesday at 81, after a long illness.

Miller Park shuttle guide
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:16:00 CDT - With another Brewers season upon us, plenty of fans are looking for a ride to the ballpark. It's a safe alternative, if you're planning to drink - and even if you aren't, parking can be a nightmare at Miller Park. Plus, it's always fun to have somewhere to go before or after the game to celebrate (or commiserate) with your fellow Brew Crew lovers.

Local stations mining more viewers among fractured audience
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:03:00 CDT - Local broadcasters have had to change what it broadcasts to gather as large of a desired niche viewership it can to serve its advertisers. That means taking a look at demographics and programing for a specific audience at different parts of the day.

Playoff experience matters for young Bucks
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:03:00 CDT - The Milwaukee Bucks have 10 games left in the regular season, but this "sprint" that head coach Jason Kidd talked about just after the All-Star break has winded his young team. Not many on the roster, including many key players, know what it's like to win such hotly contested games.

5 Milwaukee spots to get your bone broth fix
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:03:00 CDT - Want bone broth? There are plenty of Milwaukee spots to get it.

Chalice in the Palace keeps the reggae vibes alive
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:03:00 CDT - Milwaukee's Chalice in the Palace breathes some life into the city's wanting reggae music scene with regular record spins featuring a wide variety of Jamaican sounds at area clubs.

Banh mi joint Xankia expands offerings at new Downtown home
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:26:00 CDT - A new option in the Downtown dining scene, Xankia serves up Vietnamese sandwiches at 222 W. Wells St. after relocating from Pacific Produce on South 27th Street.