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Bikers migrate to another wild Milwaukee Rally gathering Image

Bikers migrate to another wild Milwaukee Rally gathering

Published Tuesday, Sept. 1

Now that the well-publicized but rarely seen Milwaukee Lion has either left town or likely never really existed, the Milwaukee area prepares for another kind of wild life. Yes, the bikers are coming to town from Sept. 3 through Sept. 7 for the annual Harley-Davidson Milwaukee Rally. And unlike the scarce sightings of the lion, the Harleys and other biker species will be very easy to spot around town this weekend.

Meet

Meet "Here Come The Mummies"

Published Thursday, Aug. 20

It isn't everyday you get to meet 3,500-year-old mummies. But, when you do you learn they got this by enjoying tons of white Russians and abide by The Dude.

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Living "Lebowski": 7 questions for The Dude impersonator Tom Esterline, Jr.

Published Tuesday, Aug. 18

The first time Indianapolis native and "Big Lebowski" superfan Tom Esterline, Jr. saw the 1998 Coen Brothers cult classic, well, he fell asleep. But then he watched it again. And again. And again and again and so on until he became a superfan - an Achiever - decked in his finest Pendleton sweater and attending as many Lebowski Fests as possible - the next one located right here in Milwaukee this weekend at Cathedral Square Park.

Brother lead singer preps his goodbye to River Rhythms and the road Image

Brother lead singer preps his goodbye to River Rhythms and the road

Published Tuesday, Aug. 18

The combination of bagpipes and didgeridoo is an almost impossibly rare mix - one that belongs almost exclusively to Brother. Unfortunately, the band's upcoming return to River Rhythms on Wednesday night will likely be the final one of its kind, as lead singer Angus Richardson recently announced that he was stepping away from the band. Before his likely final Milwaukee show, we chatted with Richardson and reflect on saying goodbye to Brother.

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The gross glory of competitive eating

Published Saturday, Aug. 15

This year was by far Molly Snyder's best speed eating effort, but after downing a baked potato covered in cheese and three full-sized cream puffs she feels ridiculously bloated. See the glory and grossness in this video.

Wit and wisdom from the State Fair Step Wives Image

Wit and wisdom from the State Fair Step Wives

Published Friday, Aug. 14

The women who enter the culinary competitions at the Wisconsin State Fair are pretty intrepid. They're also driven, funny and extremely loyal to one another.

#WeWant: State Fair edition Image

#WeWant: State Fair edition

Published Thursday, Aug. 13

The Wisconsin State Fair is one of the greatest things ever. Here are just a few of the things #WeWant while we are there!

5 weird things you can buy at State Fair Image

5 weird things you can buy at State Fair

Published Wednesday, Aug. 12

The Wisconsin State Fair is great on so many levels, but as an infomercial enthusiast (read: sucker), I have a particular fondness for the zillions of oddball products sold in the Exposition Center. I could spend all day browsing and watching the pitchmen do their thing.

Wait, there are THREE Wisconsin State Fairs?! Image

Wait, there are THREE Wisconsin State Fairs?!

Published Tuesday, Aug. 11

It makes sense if you think about it, but it was news to me that Wisconsin has three - not one - annual State Fair. And just because I hadn't heard of them doesn't mean the Northern Wisconsin State Fair and the Central Wisconsin State Fair are newbies.

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Confederate flag won't be sold at State Fair

Published Tuesday, Aug. 11

I was afraid Wisconsin State Fair might sell some "Stars and Bars" stuff this year, but my concerns have been put to rest: according to Kristi Chuckel, Communications and Marketing Manager, you won't find any Confederate flag merch at the fair.

Registration opens for the 2016 Summerfest Rock 'n Sole Run Image

Registration opens for the 2016 Summerfest Rock 'n Sole Run

Published Monday, Aug. 10

This morning, the Summerfest Rock 'n Sole Run announced that the 2016 race - once again featuring a half marathon, a quarter marathon and a 5k route - will take place on June 11 beginning at 7 a.m. In addition, registration for the 2016 Rock 'n Sole Run is now open at the event's website.

No bull: State Fair serves up deep-fried testicles Image

No bull: State Fair serves up deep-fried testicles

Published Sunday, Aug. 9

Every year, the Wisconsin State Fair has numerous adventuresome new foods, from chocolate-smothered bacon to deep-fried butter. This year, Big Sky Bar & Grill, located at Third and Central Streets on the north end of the fair grounds, gets the blue ribbon for the fair's boldest grub.