Fantasy football picks week 5
Wed, 1 Oct 2014 16:06:00 CDT - It was odd week in fantasy football - but when isn't it? Up is down, down is up and Alex Smith was a better fantasy play than Drew Brees. Confused with what to do this week? We're here to help.

105.7 The Fan puts WSSP-AM 1250 on lower-powered FM signal
Wed, 1 Oct 2014 15:06:00 CDT - As reported by early this morning, sports talk station WSSP-AM 1250 had the hard launch of its FM and HD home today.

What happened? Brewers must look for answers
Wed, 1 Oct 2014 13:02:00 CDT - At one point, the Milwaukee Brewers were the best team in baseball. They set team and National League records for success. They spent 150 days in first place. Yet, in October, they are sitting home for the third straight year. What happened?

East Tosa meets East Asia: Hue Vietnamese Restaurant
Wed, 1 Oct 2014 11:04:00 CDT - A second location for Hue Vietnamese restaurant is now open at 6519 W. North Ave.

"after all the terrible things I do" brings tough issues to The Rep
Wed, 1 Oct 2014 09:16:00 CDT - The Milwaukee Rep's latest production, the drama "after all the terrible things that I do," deals with some of today's most difficult and challenging modern conversations, ones as a society people are still parsing through - or maybe trying to avoid. Yet that's not what scares the show's lead actors, Mark Junek and Sophia Skiles, going into the show's opening.

Carmex lip balm rooted in Wisconsin
Wed, 1 Oct 2014 05:27:00 CDT - In 1937, Alfred Woelbing began making Carmex by hand, pouring the lip balm into the familiar yellow-capped jars in his Milwaukee kitchen. Today the company is based in Franklin and owned by Woelbing's grandson who says, despite rumors, the product is not addictive.

Copy that: Burke plagiarism is a non-scandal
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:06:00 CDT - Is this plagiarism "scandal" evidence that Mary Burke is unqualified to be governor of Wisconsin? Hardly. It seems much more like evidence that the opposition has nothing of actual substance on which to campaign.

Bucks officially move into a new era
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:06:00 CDT - Monday marked the beginning of the 2014-15 season for the Milwaukee Bucks with media day, and training camp begins today. New owners Wes Edens and Marc Lasry were on hand. New coach Jason Kidd led off the question-and-answer session. While many questions about the team will take time to answer, what is clear is that a new era has begun.

115 years ago today, a brutal murder orphaned a Milwaukee policeman's children
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:45:00 CDT - Today marks the 115th anniversary of the day Big John Kossow was bludgeoned to death on Milwaukee's South Side, making him the second police officer murdered on the job in the city.

L.A.-filmed, Milwaukee-made "Pester" creeps and crawls onto the big screen
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:16:00 CDT - Almost all of the animals in the animal kingdom have the people's care, appreciation and respect ... except bugs. They are annoyances, they are pests and we have no problem brutally murdering them for trespassing on our territory. We have vegetarians and vegans, but very few coming to defend the rights and dignity of little multi-legged critters. Consider writer-director Eric Gerber, the writer-director behind "Pester," one of those very few.

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.

Ryder Cup drubbing is symptom of a game in trouble
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:32:00 CDT - In a takeoff of the old joke, I find myself asking today, "What if they held a Ryder Cup match and nobody in the United States really cared?" Because that's what it feels like after the Americans were once again walloped by the team from Europe on Sunday.

Milwaukee area residents maintain a "Bridge to Vietnam"
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:09:00 CDT - Journalist and documentary film producer Mark Siegrist found strong connections between veterans and others from Milwaukee and a former adversary. His "Bridge to Vietnam" will air on Milwaukee Public Television on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Packers begin to right the ship against Bears
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:06:00 CDT - The Green Bay Packers answered some questions Sunday in an impressive 38-17 victory over the Chicago Bears in Chicago. Another win and keeping pace with the front-running Detroit Lions on a short week will do a lot to quell even more.

Feker launches Hartland restaurant and new global lunch menu at Il Mito East
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:02:00 CDT - A new Hartland restaurant and a globally inspired lunch menu -- both are on the plate for Il Mito Chef Michael Feker.

Even in the Dairy State, milk is needed to fight hunger
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:04:00 CDT - Nearly 95 percent of food banks in the U.S. don't have enough milk to meet the need for hungry constituents. Here's how you can help.

"Psychopath" chronicles a dream project about creating nightmares
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:16:00 CDT - After working in cheap reality TV for years - including an MTV show called "That '70s House," essentially "Big Brother" or "The Real World" clad in hippie garb - Marquez decided he needed a break from reality TV and wanted to dip his toes into something completely different: actual reality. A decade later, the result is "Psychopath."