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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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Father-son duo's radio musical uncovers history of "The Ethiopian Ball"

Published Oct. 15, 2015

If you happen to be flipping through radio channels tonight, you may hear something pretty unexpected in between all of the usual pop suspects: a harpsichord. No, it's not the product of some new über-hipster band. The harpsichord is actually just one part of a small orchestra performing "The Ethiopian Ball," a new 70-minute radio "comic opera" created by father-son team Eric and Roger Beaumont and premiering on WMSE tonight at 6 p.m.

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The many, many, many escapes of Eliza Blue

Published Sept. 28, 2015

Eliza Blue was hard on the eyes, but not in the way Donald Trump thinks that about Carly Fiorina. In 1905, the Milwaukee woman permanently blinded a man by throwing acid in his face. Ten years later, Eliza blinded another man the same way. She was also Milwaukee's greatest escape artist since Harry Houdini left town.

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Doors Open Milwaukee: Our own top 10 places to see

Published Sept. 18, 2015

I asked a couple of Doors Open Milwaukee Committee members, who have been working on this event along with me for the last nine months, to offer their individual top 10 lists. With varying backgrounds and tastes, yet both with a love for the city and this event, these individuals know Doors Open. Take a look at who they are, and check out what they want to see. You may want to follow in their footsteps.

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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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