No reason to give thanks for "The November Man"
Tue, 2 Sep 2014 09:06:00 CDT - Like a distracted person into a glass door, we've smashed face-first into the desolate cinematic wasteland also known as early fall. The summer blockbuster season - a surprisingly strong one in terms of quality, if not box office - is officially dead, leaving audiences with a rather meager selection of dire options for the next several weeks. Case in point: "The November Man."

11 questions surrounding the Packers
Tue, 2 Sep 2014 05:29:00 CDT - Are you ready for some football? Of course we are, even though we will keep one eye on the Brewers. This is Wisconsin, after all. And in every season there are questions that must be answered as the year wears on. Here are the top 11 for the 2014-15 season.

As election nears, WISN-TV slots more airtime for politics
Mon, 1 Sep 2014 15:16:00 CDT - The commitment local TV stations make to the communities they serve is a part of deep-rooted tradition that goes back more than a few decades.

5 Packers to watch in 2014
Mon, 1 Sep 2014 13:04:00 CDT - Anyone who follows the Green Bay Packers has learned over the last handful of seasons that nearly every player on the active roster is an important one. Injuries tend to do that. But that doesn't mean some bear more attention than others. Here are five players to watch, and why, as the 2014 season begins.

First Look: The unconventional world of Milwaukee Dinner Lab
Mon, 1 Sep 2014 11:03:00 CDT - Milwaukee's first Dinner Lab -- held in an old warehouse in Bay View -- left me with a feeling of intrigue.

Yellow Phone Music Conference calls up Butch Vig as keynote speaker
Mon, 1 Sep 2014 05:26:00 CDT - Butch Vig has a lot on his plate. He just finished wrapping up a new Foo Fighters album, and he's heading back into the studio to start recording a new Garbage album. However, tucked away in that packed schedule is just enough time to head back to Milwaukee for the upcoming Yellow Phone Music Conference.

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.

"As Above, So Below" is a found footage thriller best left buried
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 13:06:00 CDT - That's it. I've had it. I've had enough. Game over, man, game over. Sure, there was a time when found footage was a fun novelty, back in the original days of "Cloverfield" and the first couple of "Paranormal Activity" films. But now, movies like "As Above, So Below" just show what a waste the gimmick truly is.

Historic Yerkes Observatory offers a look at history, stars
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:05:00 CDT - Why not check out Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay, near Lake Geneva? Situated 190 feet above Geneva Lake, the observatory is a fascinating place in an architecturally interesting building and offers great views of the surrounding area.

Papineau sprouts multiple healthy eating offerings
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 09:10:00 CDT - Kathy Papineau has dedicated her life to the earth, community, economy and the individual. Last fall, Papineau opened a commercial kitchen in Riverwest, called MkeKitchen, at 531 E. Keefe Ave. She leases the space to multiple local businesses and operates her own catering business, Mke Localicious.

Social Circle: Best place for a Wisconsin weekend getaway?
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 05:08:00 CDT - This week, polled the Social Circle for its favorite Wisconsin vacation spots. A lot of shout outs for Door County and other lush "Up North" places. And one vote for the Sybaris.

Plan a weekend escape to Viroqua
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:06:00 CDT - Because Viroqua is only three hours west of Milwaukee, Viroqua - the county seat of Vernon County - is a possible destination for an affordable weekend getaway.'s Molly Snyder recently went for a visit and developed this list of local places and spaces to check out.

Memah's Kitchen serves up slices of compassion
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:29:00 CDT - Two months ago, at the age of 60, Austin opened Memah's Kitchen on the second floor of the Grand Avenue Mall, across from Brew City Beer Gear. She teamed up with her daughter, Brandi Iberia Austin, who attended Howard University and received an MBA. She is also a recording artist known as "Iberia."

Harley riders come home to local dealer rally
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:13:00 CDT - This weekend's Milwaukee Rally is a destination for many motorcycle enthusiasts and is a true partnership of five area dealers coming together to stage a Rally every labor day weekend in the Milwaukee area.

Time Warner Cable technicians to help with AMBER Alerts
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:17:00 CDT - Earlier this month Time Warner Cable announced that all of its 18,000 cable technicians around the country have been given the technology to receive AMBER Alerts when they are in the area of an active alert.

First Look: Onesto in the Third Ward
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:03:00 CDT - You could describe the menu and atmosphere at Onesto as "Italianish." And that's exactly what the restaurant is going for, says Joe Sorge.

Techno-pop duo Sylvan Esso comes back to its home away from home
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:26:00 CDT - The dynamic duo is returning to its home away from home next weekend, with a show on Friday, Sept. 5 at The Pabst Theater (moved from its original location at the Cactus Club after it sold out). And they're coming back with gallons of deservedly good press, an appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" and the deafening buzz of a band obviously on the rise.

The Rep goes country with its season opener "The Doyle & Debbie Show"
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:16:00 CDT - "The Doyle & Debbie Show," the season opener for the Milwaukee Rep, is making history. "Is this the first time a toilet's been on the Stackner stage? Probably," said JC Clementz, the show's director. The prop potty, however, nicely sets the tone for "The Doyle & Debbie Show," a goofy Christopher Guest-esque parody about a washed-up country duo.