New owner transforming former Finney Library into arts incubator
Tue, 6 Oct 2015 13:16:00 CDT - Furniture maker Matt Bohlmann, who bought the long-vacant Finney Library in the Sherman Park historic district last March, has made progress renovating the building that will become his studio and an arts incubator. In addition, according to a Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service report, Bohlmann has recruited prominent local artist Reginald Baylor to become his first tenant.

Rapid Review: Bavette La Boucherie
Tue, 6 Oct 2015 11:01:00 CDT - It's tough to find a miss on Chef Karen Bell's creative menu, where even the most unexpected flavor combinations aim to please.

Beer meets art: Surly Brewing releases poster designed by Wisconsin artists
Tue, 6 Oct 2015 10:02:00 CDT - You might want to head over to Wauwatosa this Wednesday to take a sneak peek at a new project headed up by Surly Brewing Company.

Steinhafels Dine In & Win Big Contest
Tue, 6 Oct 2015 09:03:00 CDT - You could win $3,000 in dining room furniture from Steinhafels and a meal for four cooked by "MasterChef" contestant Katrina Kozar. Read on to find out how.

Urban spelunking: The iconic Pabst sign
Tue, 6 Oct 2015 09:03:00 CDT - There are few more iconic images in Milwaukee than the Pabst sign that spans Juneau Avenue at 10th Street, connecting the old malt house on the southwest corner with the former brewhouse on the northwest corner. The sign is instantly recognizable and, especially now that Pabst is coming back to the site to brew beer in the former Forst Keller Restaurant and Pabst training center, it's been an extremely visible symbol of the city's brewing history. It's also a pretty cool place to visit.

Vote for Milwaukee's best gyros!
Tue, 6 Oct 2015 07:09:00 CDT - This year, we're making some improvements to our "best of dining" poll. First, we'll roll out each of the voting categories one-by-one all month long, giving you a manageable way to zero in on your favorite categories and vote for your picks. Now, it's time to vote on Milwaukee's best gyros for 2015.

Vote for Milwaukee's best sushi!
Tue, 6 Oct 2015 05:26:00 CDT - You vote. You decide. Vote today for your favorite sushi in Milwaukee!

5 questions with "Raiders!" co-director Jeremy Coon
Mon, 5 Oct 2015 18:06:00 CDT - After two weeks of binging on movies, what better way to bring the Milwaukee Film Festival to a close than a movie about a movie recreating another movie? That's at least the hope with the festival's closing night pick, "Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made." Considering the film took 30 years to finish, that subtitle isn't exaggerating either.

Horny Goat closing its brewpub
Mon, 5 Oct 2015 15:03:00 CDT - Horny Goat, the popular Bay View brewpub, will close its doors after this week.

Digging deep into "Testa Rosa III"
Mon, 5 Oct 2015 15:01:00 CDT - Last month, Milwaukee's Testa Rosa launched its third full-length LP - and a 7" 45, too - and I asked the duo to share their thoughts on the CD's songs, which appear below, alongside Blexrud-Strigens lyrics, which have the rare distinction among rock and roll lyrics of reading as well in print as they sound when sung.

5 biggest takeaways from the Packers' Week 4 win over the 49ers
Mon, 5 Oct 2015 13:56:00 CDT - The Packers' fast start - at least in the way Mike McCarthy defines the term - is complete. Through the first quarter of the season, Green Bay is one of six undefeated teams in the NFL and already has a firm grasp on the NFC North. Here are the five biggest takeaways from Green Bay's 17-3 victory over the San Francisco 49ers.

Bay View dining guide
Sun, 4 Oct 2015 13:00:00 CDT - Bay View is a serious contender within Milwaukee's food scene. Whether you are looking for an option that is classic or something new and exciting, Bay View has it.

Sticks and stones? Should the Redskins change their name?
Tue, 18 Aug 2015 13:03:00 CDT - The Washington Redskins football team is starting the process of getting a new stadium, either in Maryland or Virginia or Washington. A reporter asked team president George Allen if he would be willing to drop the nickname in order to get support for the new stadium. "No," Allen replied.

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.

Community nights at MOVIDA: It's all about family
Mon, 5 Oct 2015 13:06:00 CDT - Five family-style courses, plus a chance to get to know restaurant owners and purveyors. That's what Community Night at MOVIDA is all about.

A conversation with Chicago Pastry Chef Mindy Segal
Mon, 5 Oct 2015 11:02:00 CDT - A chat with James Beard award-winner Mindy Segal, who will make an appearance at the Kohler Food & Wine Experience later this month.

Century-old vaudeville tradition lives on in Milwaukee
Mon, 5 Oct 2015 09:16:00 CDT - When the "America's Got Talent" cross-country tour stops at Milwaukee's Pabst Theatre on Tuesday, Oct. 13, audience members may have no idea they're part of an historic show business genre that began in the years following the Civil War.