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Kids & Family - July 29, 2014
New database brings World War I home to Milwaukee
An extensive new database went live this week -- the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I -- at the Milwaukee Public Library's website that will be a boon to genealogists, historians and other researchers.
Arts & Entertainment - July 29, 2014
The Janitor's back, but not for long
The Milwaukee Art Museum's most famous "staffer" is back in Gallery 1, but only until October, when the museum sends him to his broom closet while the galleries are renovated.
Marketplace - July 29, 2014
Minimalist map circles around Milwaukee neighborhoods
There are a variety of ways you can map Milwaukee. Last year, someone imagined how a Milwaukee subway map might look. More recently, the city was charted judgmentally. But beginning this week, you'll be able to buy letterpress-printed copies of Archie Archambault's minimalist map of Milwaukee neighborhoods at Broadway Paper and on Etsy.
Milwaukee Buzz - July 28, 2014
A Downtown quiz
In honor of Downtown Employee Appreciation Week -- and the start of State Fair -- I offer up this little quiz. Be the first to post a talkback with correct answers to the questions accompanying all five images and you'll win a pair of State Fair tickets.
Milwaukee Buzz - July 28, 2014
More than 1,000 arborists coming to town for conference and competition
This week more than 1,000 arborists from around the country will take root in Milwaukee for the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Conference, Aug. 2-6 at the Wisconsin Center and Mount Mary University.
Sports - July 25, 2014
Should managers get a Hall of Fame asterisk, too?
This morning, like many of you, I heard retired baseball manager Tony LaRussa on NPR's "Morning Edition" talking about his induction this weekend in the the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. He suggested Mark McGwire should be inducted into the Hall of Fame but with an asterisk. As a manager who benefited from McGwire's performance, should LaRussa's plaque have an asterisk, too?
Milwaukee Buzz - July 25, 2014
Central Library's green roof takes root
In May 2011, I wrote about the Milwaukee Public Library's recently installed green roof, which boasted not only a couple rows of solar panels, but 33,000 square feet of rainwater capturing and temperature moderating plants. Back then, the plants were in but they were little more than seedlings, so the roof didn't look very green. This week, I stopped in to check on the progress.
Kids & Family - July 24, 2014
Urban Spelunking: Lee School
Now that Lee School -- which closed in 2009 -- is back in the news, it seemed like a good time to finally get a look at this vintage schoolhouse I've long been eager to see.
Travel & Visitors Guide - July 22, 2014
9 pictures of the Central Library dome: inside and out
Today, I visited the Milwaukee Public Library's beautiful Central Library to do research for a couple upcoming stories. While I was there, I asked to see the dome...
Travel & Visitors Guide - July 22, 2014
Denis Sullivan day sails provide stunning views and, if you want, sore muscles
If you want the ultimate new perspective on the city, the best place to get it is on the lake. Unless you're a Lake Michigan boater, looking at the city from out on the water is a rare treat. Sailing on the S/V Denis Sullivan, which makes its summer home at Discovery World is an incomparable way to enjoy that view. But, while on board, you can also chip in some elbow grease and help the crew raise the sails.
Milwaukee Buzz - July 17, 2014
Do you remember the museum's Urban Habitat and junkpile?
The Urban Habitat exhibit at the Milwaukee Public Museum was a popular one -- and one that remains embossed in the minds of many Milwaukeeans -- but maybe folks didn't quite realize it at the time.
Milwaukee Buzz - July 16, 2014
Don't blink or you could miss this Barkhausen gem
Every week I drive past this place on 21st and Highland and it catches my eye. Though I haven't stopped and knocked on the door yet, I've been doing a little digging to see what I can find about the church at 1102 N. 21st St.
Milwaukee Buzz - July 16, 2014
Peek inside shows new East Library development taking shape
Library director Paula Kiely called The Standard a "new, modern library structure ... which is really state of the art when it comes to public libraries." Yesterday, Milwaukee Public Library hosted a media walk-through of the library space and developer HSI Properties took everyone upstairs to see one of the apartments, too.
Arts & Entertainment - July 16, 2014
Mozina's "Quality Snacks" are Milwaukee-flavored
You can take the boy out of Milwaukee, but Andy Mozina's new collection of short stories proves you can't take the Milwaukee out of the boy. As Mozina prepares to return home to make a bookshop appearance, we caught up with him to ask about the Milwaukee influences in his work in general and in "Quality Snacks" specifically.
Milwaukee Buzz - July 14, 2014
Some big announcements on tap at The Brewery
Recently, the 19th century cream city brick former Pabst bottling plant -- currently in the pre-development phase of a residential project aimed at university students -- was enclosed by a cyclone fence, but work hasn't started just yet. That seems about to change, according to Zilber Property Group.
Arts & Entertainment - July 14, 2014
Wish you were here: "Postcards" offer new perspectives on Milwaukee
Often it takes a new perspective to see something differently. In the case of Milwaukee Art Museum's new photography show, "Postcards from America: Milwaukee," 11 visiting photographers trained their lenses on Milwaukee and even those of us who know the city intimately will see it with new eyes at this show, which opened on Friday and runs through Oct. 19 in the museum's contemporary galleries.
Travel & Visitors Guide - July 11, 2014
5 views of the tiles of Vliet Street
Lately, I've been noticing how many buildings on Vliet Street have facades featuring different kinds of tile work. Here are some of my favorites.
Music - July 11, 2014
Sutter returns to his second home to share secrets of rock 'n' roll drumming
Drummer Jason Sutter, Jim Liban's nephew and Matt Liban's cousin, returns to his family's hometown to lead a free drum clinic Monday, July 14, at Brass Bell Music, 210 W. Silver Spring Dr., in Glendale.
Milwaukee Buzz - July 10, 2014
Should the County sell O'Donnell Park to NML?
Northwestern Mutual has proposed purchasing O'Donnell Park from Milwaukee County for $14 million, though according the the plan NML would receive a $1.3 million credit to pay for parking structure maintenance. The public would still have access to the park, pavilions and parking structure. Is this in the long-term best interest of Milwaukee?
Arts & Entertainment - July 10, 2014
Salsini's saga traces generations across modern Tuscan history
In 2006, Milwaukee journalist and professor Paul Salsini wrote a novel of his family in Tuscany. That project unexpectedly blossomed into an award-winning trilogy and a book of short stories. The ongoing saga continues in his latest, "A Piazza for San'Antonio," a collection of five novellas.
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