Food trucks to assemble to protest Dudzik's food truck ordinance
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:15:00 CDT - Tomorrow, food trucks will gather at 7:30 a.m. on Water Street in front of City Hall to show solidarity in advance of the 9 a.m. Common Council meeting. The meeting will entertain voting on a measure that would ban food trucks from virtually every major thoroughfare and intersection in the 11th Aldermanic District with the exception of portions of Howard Ave.

6 reasons why more Wisconsinites are annoyed with Scott Walker
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:26:00 CDT - More Wisconsinites are ticked off at Gov. Scott Walker than they were last year. That's what a new poll found a couple of days ago. True, it's only one poll. And a month is forever in politics. And some people might be annoyed at Walker but will still vote for him again down the road (depending on his opponents). But there's no question that the swing in support is significant, at least as a snapshot of now.

Does BuzzFeed have integrity?
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:09:00 CDT - BuzzFeed launched an internal investigation to see if any questions or comments were deleted after the new editor-in-chief Ben Smith was hired in the beginning of 2012. The results may have an impact on the perception of integrity.

Bucks need adjustments before game two against the Bulls tonight
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:00:00 CDT - Derrick Rose was a force to be reckoned with but the Bucks need to get back to the kind of team that got them into the playoffs before the second game of the series tonight.

Sprig + Spirit: Where vodka meets vigor
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:02:00 CDT - A new web site by Madison-based writer Andre Darlington and his sister Tenaya, also a writer, aims to change the way Americans feel about craft cocktails.

In praise of The Rave and NSYNC: A chat with The Maine's Jared Monaco
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 09:16:00 CDT - The Maine is currently on the road right now, touring in support of its latest album "American Candy," released just last month on March 31. Its current tour lands at The Rave on Wednesday, April 22. Before then, got a chance to chat with guitarist Jared Monaco about the new album, as well as his appreciation for The Rave and ... NSYNC.

10 essential books about Milwaukee
Sun, 19 Apr 2015 09:09:00 CDT - The local interest section in Milwaukee's bookshops are not overflowing with titles, it's true. But there are some good books that offer insights into our city and are essential reads for Milwaukeeans and also make great gifts for visitors, family and friends that have moved out of town and for yourself!

Milwaukee All-Star: Bittercube's Toby Cerqua
Sun, 19 Apr 2015 05:04:00 CDT - Meet Toby Cerqua and find out why he's this week's Milwaukee All-Star.

France-born Marin tattoos Milwaukee
Sat, 18 Apr 2015 13:11:00 CDT - Laurent Marin learned the art of tattooing by practicing on his own skin while growing up in Grenoble, France. Today, he co-owns Old Salt Tattooers in Bay View.

Peter Pan gets the prequel treatment in Rep's "Peter and the Starcatcher"
Sat, 18 Apr 2015 11:06:00 CDT - Before the fairy tale riff "Peter and the Starcatcher" starts its run at the Milwaukee Rep on Tuesday, April 21, got a chance to chat with director Blake Robison about this particular Peter Pan retelling, making actors fly and why revisionist fairy tales are currently all the rage.

Seven Seat Bike Tours take riders 'round the city
Sat, 18 Apr 2015 05:13:00 CDT - There are a plethora of vehicles that offer unique ways to explore Milwaukee, from the Pedal Tavern to a Segway to a seven-seat bike. Shlomo Levin is the owner of Milwaukee Seven Seat Bike Tours, a seasonal business that takes riders on city adventures via a "conference bike."

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.

Awaiting the Wisconsin walk: My chat with highwire artist Nik Wallenda
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:06:00 CDT - The Wisconsin State Fair's Main Stage lineup this summer features some of the biggest names the celebration has wrangled up in recent note. And the biggest of the bunch - or at least certainly the most unusual - is tightrope artist extraordinaire Nik Wallenda. got a chance to talk one-on-one with the stuntman about preparing for another life-threatening performance and being in a highwire family dynasty that shows no sign of stopping.

WMIL continues its market dominance
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:08:00 CDT - Super-serving a niche audience can provide radio dominance in Milwaukee. Media watchers need not look further than country music powerhouse WMIL-FM to find a successful playbook on how to get and maintain an audience.

Top moments in the new Bucks owners' first year
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:18:00 CDT - It was one year ago today that former Wisconsin Sen. Herb Kohl introduced Wes Edens and Marc Lasry to the city of Milwaukee as the new owners of the Bucks franchise. The pair would not, formally, be considered the owners by the league for a few weeks yet - but the press conference on April 16, 2014 signaled the start of a new era. A lot has happened in 365 days. Read on for some of the big moments.

Morales' stories capture multifaceted Milwaukee characters
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:03:00 CDT - I think of Milwaukee activist and former school board member Jennifer Morales as a strong advocate for the city's schools and children. Her new book, "Meet Me Halfway: Milwaukee Stories" collects nine short stories centered around Milwaukee and populated by Milwaukeeans. The richly drawn works open a window to the city and the struggles and joys experienced by its people.

Play it again, Sam: Inside the MSO and Riverside's showing of "Casablanca"
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 06:06:00 CDT - The Riverside's distant past will become the present as the legendary theater will play host to two screenings of the beloved 1942 classic "Casablanca" Friday and Saturday night. And to complete the blast to the past vibe of the event, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra will perform Max Steiner's famous score alongside the movie.