Washington Park: Neighbors+pie=community building
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:05:00 CDT - Community Pie was founded four years ago by Amy Peterson and Jessie Tobin, residents of the Martin Drive neighborhood. The group utilizes the facilities at the Urban Ecology Center, 4515 W. Lisbon Ave., twice a year to bake fruit pies to serve at a Wednesday at the Shell in Washington Park concert in the summer and at Winter Fest in late January. The slices of pie are free.

WLUM changes up its lineup
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:06:00 CDT - Milwaukee Radio Alliance alternative WLUM-FM announced this week that Ian McCain is its new afternoon personality and upped weekender Kelly Katona to evenings.

Packers starters ready to begin the season
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:06:00 CDT - The Green Bay Packers are getting ready for their final preseason game of the summer, but don't expect to see any of the star players on either side of the ball. That's fine by them, as the regulars feel they are ready to go for the season.

Don't be rude: Trust the chef
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:08:00 CDT - Last week, I read an article about how rude it is to request food substitutions in a restaurant if you don't have a food allergy. If you haven't read it, you should, if only because it offers up a perspective seldom heard in the debate about customer behavior in restaurants - that of the chef.

"Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" manages to be pretty and ugly
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:06:00 CDT - "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" - Robert Rodriguez's hyper-stylized and hyper-violent hyper-noir - has many, many sins of its own to contemplate and consider, the most glaring of which perhaps being a severe case of tardiness. Then again, even if it was perfectly on time, "A Dame to Kill For" would still feel just as relentlessly grim, one-note and pointless.

Down on The Farm: Hunger Task Force land feeds Milwaukee
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:01:00 CDT - In Franklin, just across 68th Street from the House of Correction there's a barn. Built in 1946, it's one heck of a barn. This attractive red and white marker of a rural Milwaukee past -- now part of Hunger Task Force's The Farm -- stands in stark contrast to the low, modern, blandness of the jail -- and its ominous razor-wire fences -- across the street. But the history of the two are intertwined.

Lessons in crowd control from Ferguson, Europe and the classroom
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:02:00 CDT - I was doing some errands the other day, catching up on podcasts in the car between them, when I heard this: "The behavior of crowds tends to be determined by what's happening outside the crowd." I could not help but draw the connection between what was being said about crowds and what is happening now in Ferguson and around the country.

5 questions for Brewers starter Wily Peralta
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:04:00 CDT - Wily Peralta turned 25 in April and is in just his second full season in the major leagues, but the right-handed starter has not only come into his own for the Milwaukee Brewers this year, he's become one of the National League's best pitchers. We caught up with Peralta for our first installment of "5 questions for ..."

Shift switch: Top Notch beer line cleaner
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:04:00 CDT - Meet Ben Dosmann, who at 22 is a young entrepreneur, owner of Top Notch, a company that cleans beer lines at local taverns. He showed OnMilwaukee.com's Bobby Tanzilo how the job is done.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band brings New Orleans flavor to Milwaukee
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:16:00 CDT - For about half of the year, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band calls its New Orleans namesake home, playing bright brassy jazz to the residents of the Big Easy. For the other half of the year, however, the legendary jazz band brings that cajun flavor and music across the country to cities needing a little extra kick.

Little League World Series sparks questions about youth sports
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:31:00 CDT - I spent a lot of time in the last week watching the Little League World Series baseball games, but watching these kids I found myself wondering whether it's really a good thing for kids to take something like baseball this seriously at this early an age.

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.

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.

Top television performances awarded at tonight's Emmys
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:05:00 CDT - The Primetime Emmy Awards air at 7 p.m tonight on WTMJ-TV Ch. 4.

Lessons learned in Packers preseason game
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:07:00 CDT - The preseason is good for everyone, from players to coaches to the flag guy (who fell running out of the tunnel) to even the guys covering the team. Read on to see why I was reminded to never count the chickens before they hatch, and some other observations after the third preseason game.

Nourri opens in Washington Heights
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:03:00 CDT - Cafe Perrin has undergone a transformation into Nourri, a new small plates restaurant in Washington Heights.

Local tobacconist founds international group for women cigar afficionadas
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:09:00 CDT - Mary Lynn Kane vows to change the cigar industry's attitude about women smokers - one puff at a time. As the owner of Lake Country Cigars in Delafield and a cigar smoker of 29 years, Kane, of Oconomowoc, knew women had purchasing power when it came to cigars, but the industry needed a nudge.

Young adult weepie "If I Stay" scores enough feels to stay alive
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 05:06:00 CDT - Yes, the expected dopey melodrama finds its way into "If I Stay," but it mostly plays second fiddle to an above average relationship drama, one with seemingly real characters (well, real for a teen romance) coping with seemingly real issues and problems. I didn't mind having to spend time with these dreamy young people, which is a lot more than I can say about anything Nicholas Sparks has done lately.

Find your thread in the tapestry of Milwaukee history
Sun, 24 Aug 2014 11:03:00 CDT - Lately, a lot of requests have arrived via email asking about how one goes about researching the places they call home. Here are some tips for Milwaukeeans curious about how their abodes came to be and who inhabited them in the past.