MCTS adding smart fare cards, real-time information to bus system
These new transit features will be available to view on Thursday, Dec. 5, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the MCTS Fleet Maintenance Building, located at 1525 W. Vine St.
The Refinery Photo Studio sets up mug shots for Movember
The Refinery Photo Studio will be taking their mug shot booth to Stag Barbershop and Dapper Classic Barbershop to snap some photos of men's Movember mustaches before they are shorn off, and their upper lips must nakedly face the bitter cold of December.
My final video game
I've been playing Grand Theft Auto 5 on my aging PS3 this fall, and I love it. It's easily the best video game I've ever played. And it's probably my last. I grew up surrounded by video games, and at certain points in my life, I played a lot of them. But now I just have one game, GTA5. I don't anticipate playing another one ever again.
Wisconsin's outlook for winter 2013-14
Here's the latest outlook for temperatures and precipitation across Wisconsin this winter.
Milwaukee remembers JFK assassination
Steve Jagler asks some Milwaukee notables about their memories of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy 50 years ago today in Dallas.
Movember's mustaches - not just for men anymore?
My hair-brained mind cannot help but wonder if any chicks literally embracing Movember? Are there any women growing out their mustaches (gasp!) all November long?
The Box is open for (just about) anything
The Box, 628 N. Broadway, is is a versatile event venue that's available to rent for anything from a corporate meeting to a private party.
Season's first cold snap followed rather quickly by slow-warming
Following a cold Tuesday, slow-warming is expected for the rest of the week.
Our first snow and common winter weather bulletins
Here's when we typically get our first snow. Plus, the definitions of the most common winter weather bulletins.
Wisconsin memories of the "forgotten war"
Wisconsin Veterans of the Forgotten War have a way of getting lost in the crowd. The Korean War. June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953. They come from all walks of life and occupations. An older relative, retired neighbor, or longtime friend. They have names, and powerful stories of survival.
Using regionalism to mask failure
I was intrigued for several reasons by the recent comments from Democratic candidate for governor, Mary Burke. Most surprising was her courage in finally taking a stance on any topic related to Wisconsin politics. However, it was her comments about education, and her trust in mother government, that got my attention.
The death of a funeral: Funeral selfies
If you thought dying was bad, just wait until your crappy relatives take selifes while visiting you for the last time.
Feed Your Soul feeds the hungry
Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin will host the 10th annual Feed Your Soul event on Friday, Nov. 8, from 7:30 to 11 p.m., at Flux Design, 811 E. Vienna Ave.
Why do leaves change colors?
Ever wonder why leaves change from green to orange, yellow and red in the fall?
A different way to look at health care
I must make a confession. At the risk of being labeled a RINO, I need to express my support for universal health care. Before being trashed by my fellow fiscal conservatives and being hailed by hapless progressives, let me explain.
Milwaukee makes Top 20 Cities for Trick or Treating list
Milwaukee's a generous city and area, and we also love our traditions. So, it's no surprise that Milwaukee shows up on Zillow's new list of "Top 20 Cities for Trick or Treating."
Milwaukee nails it with sex myths campaign
United Way of Greater Milwaukee, in collaboration with Serve Marketing, has launched a provocative new campaign that sends a strong message to parents of teen and pre-teen children - if you're not talking to teens about sex, someone else is.
No, you may not enter
The Boston bombing incident highlighted a new and disturbing trend in America. As the Boston police searched for the remaining suspect, they proceeded to enter homes in a forceful and right-seizing manner. While many residents willingly allowed heavily armed police to enter their home in the frantic search, others weren't allowed their constitutional rights.
Maher comes to town Saturday after pajama bottom smackdown
On the heels of his impassioned plea to "stop going to Target in pajama bottoms," Bill Maher prepares to bring stage show to Milwaukee on Saturday.
Dustbusters: I ain't 'fraid of no dust
The world is full of minor mysteries and this weekend I stumbled upon an extremely minor one while leading an in-depth Doors Open Milwaukee tour of Maryland Avenue Montessori School.
Only this job could invoke both colonics and heartfelt goodbyes
Here are some of my favorite work-related experiences, from the wacky to the meaningful. Thank you, OnMilwaukee.com.
The ballad of the hotel washcloth
Lindsay was hoping for a relaxing day with her husband in a poolside cabana. What she got instead was a bizarre performance that led her to pose this question: just how much is a decent person supposed to do in a pool shower?
Minneapolis mayor invites Milwaukee gay couples to wed
In Milwaukee today, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak unveiled a new ad campaign at the LGBT Community Center, called "I Want to Marry You in Minneapolis," that invites same-sex couples from Wisconsin to get legally married in Minnesota.
Grief, glee and guilt on the first day of school
Sending your kid off to school for the first time always results in a grab-bag of emotions.
Don't assume her position; women love sex
Over the years I've learned that most people - women and men alike - assume that women aren't supposed to act like they enjoy sex. They tell themselves that only "sluts" and "over-sexed cougars" love sex. Why? Because it scares them to imagine that liking sex, wanting it, even begging for it on our hands and knees, has very real consequences to it. Those consequences are complicated and messy, yet fun to explore if we embrace it.