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Remembering the Clifton Tap, one of the city's first known gay bars

Published June 24, 2016

Behold the Clifton Tap, one of the city's earliest-known "gay bars" and the resident tavern of the ancient Clifton House Hotel. The Clifton Tap, 336 W. Juneau Ave., shared a block with what would later become the Sydney Hih Building. Let's learn more about it.

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21 people, moments and ideas that defined Milwaukee: Part 4

Published April 14, 2016

In anticipation of Milwaukee Day and the final deadline to submit a new Milwaukee flag design, throughout the week, until Milwaukee Day (April 14), we are highlighting the 21 people, moments and ideas that have defined Milwaukee and continue to shape the city. This is part 4 of 4.

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VA seeks proposals to restore unused buildings

Published Feb. 22, 2016

Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking responses from developers interested in rehabilitating a number of the Milwaukee Soldiers Home District's unused historic buildings.

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Meet John L. Slaughter, once king of Milwaukee's Turf

Published Feb. 3, 2016

John L. Slaughter reigned, in the long-ago words of a local newspaper, as "king of the Milwaukee colored colony," owning one of old Downtown Milwaukee's biggest gambling joints. And his fall from the throne was as jaw-dropping as his rise.

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31 years later, much has changed since Bucks last opened season at home

Published Oct. 28, 2015

The Bucks open their 2015-16 campaign tonight against the New York Knicks at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Incredibly, it's the first time they've played a season opener at home since 1984, when they beat the Bulls, 108-106, on Oct. 27 of that year. So, what's all changed since then - for the Bucks and for Milwaukee?

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The Productivity Paradox

The Productivity Paradox – Comparing Innovations by Paul Winghart Would you rather be the only one with a motorcar in 2013 or the only one with a smart phone in 1913?  Assuming the entire current infrastructure is in place so your phone would work then as it does now, the question ge...

Award Season Reviews: The King's Speech

THE KING'S SPEECH received a lot of early buzz for Colin Firth's performance as King George VI, but it's been gaining a lot more momentum lately as a possible Best Picture contender. Both are absolutely valid. In his latest effort, Tom Hooper has created something that is at once beautifully ...

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