Writer Buzz Bissinger profiles the Milwaukee "heist of the Lipinski Stradivarius, which galvanized the music world last winter" online and in the November print edition of Vanity Fair.
Bissinger opens the more than 5,300-word piece with a cliche-ridden description of Milwaukee saying, "Maybe it wasn’t the crime of the century, but it definitely was the crime of the century in Milwaukee. The city, known for beer, bratwurst, the Brewers and frighteningly large portions at German restaurants, had never been a hotbed of headlines. But this made national and world news not seen since the days of the city’s own serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer."
Seriously, "frighteningly large portions at German restaurants"? Two?
Otherwise, the piece is well done, researched and offers insight into the crime and even the Taser used on Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Frank Almond.
Read the full story here.
A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.
He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.
Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.
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