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Urban spelunking: The Tavern Room

Published May 10, 2016

While seemingly half of Milwaukee thinks their houses were once home to speakeasies, the Becker-Fitch House has perhaps the most amazing secret basement bar this town's ever seen. You can go inside during's HMI's Spaces and Traces event this weekend.

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12 cool old Milwaukee beer labels

Published March 14, 2016

While Schlitz claimed to make the beer that made Milwaukee famous, it's pretty safe to bust that wide open and just say that it was just beer itself that brought Brew City to the world. Here are a dozen beautiful beer labels from Milwaukee's brewing past.

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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.

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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."

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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."

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