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What's old is new again: Chicago uncorks Prohibition-era inspiration

Published April 17, 2013

While Prohibition shuttered The Glunz - which recently reopened after 90 years - the 14-year ban on booze that began in 1919 sparked the era of the secret world of the speakeasy, especially in Chicago, where Capone and his contemporaries ran the show. Now, the Windy City's passion for the speakeasy has been rekindled in a big way.


OnMedia: The power of amateur journalism

Published Aug. 15, 2011

A cell phone video captures the horror of the Indiana State Fair tragedy, demonstrating the power we have in our hands. ... Radiohead will join Alec Baldwin next month on the first SNL of the new season. ... Eagerly waiting for Ken Burns' "Prohibition."


Hintz unearths Wisconsin's forgotten history

Published June 15, 2010

If you don't know about Marty HIntz, you're really not paying attention. In addition to his work as a journalist and freelance writer -- and half of a gossip column team -- Hintz has written, quite literally, dozens and dozens of books. We caught up with him planting spuds and he took a break to tell us about his latest, "Forgotten Tales of Wisconsin."


Buffalo Brewing Company celebrates with free beer

Published April 22, 2009

Buffalo Brewing Company honors the 76th anniversary of the repeal of prohibition by passing you a free pint this afternoon. Starting at 4 p.m., you have 76 minutes to get to Just Art's Saloon, 181 S. 2nd St., for a free pint of Buffalo Brewing Co.'s signature lager, Bison Blonde.


It's time for a cold one

Published April 7, 2008

It was 75 years ago today that the drink that made Milwaukee famous was made legal again.

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