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 policemen'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.

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.

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.

"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."

Silk Exotic considering two sites for strip club
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 18:06:00 CDT - Silk Exotic has filed licenses for two currently empty buildings at 906 S. Barclay St. and 505 S. 5th St.

Talking trash with a female garbage collector
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 09:07:00 CDT - It's possible that Sharon McGuire was the first female garbage collector in the city of Milwaukee, but she was definitely one of the very first few.

Social Circle: Thoughts on subtitled films
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 05:11:00 CDT - The Milwaukee Film Festival started this week and asked the Social Circle members if they were more or less likely to see a subtitled film and for their thoughts on subtitled / foreign films in general.

Malort liqueur repulses most Milwaukeeans
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 11:05:00 CDT - Malört, a 70-proof, wormwood-flavored alcohol, has been described as having notes of gasoline, poison, earwax, rotten grapefruit and decaying flesh. Some say the aftertaste is more repulsive than the initial flavor. But not everyone hates the stuff.

Talking the state of cinema with critic and festival tribute Wesley Morris
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 09:06:00 CDT - Before his keynote state of cinema lecture at the Colectivo on Prospect today at noon, got a chance to chat with Wesley Morris - Pulitzer Prize winning film critic and 2014 Milwaukee Film Festival tribute - and pick his brain about his movie memories and - what else - the state of cinema.

The Party Room hosts celebrations galore
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 05:26:00 CDT - Becky and Scott Berger opened frozen custard shop Yo Mama! in Wauwatosa during the summer of 2011. In June 2014, the Bergers - along with Peg Zanella - opened The Party Room, 7505 Harwood Ave., in the space that was formerly B Green.