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Arts & Entertainment - Nov. 1, 2017
4 reasons you need to be at the Milwaukee Ballet's "La Boheme"
"La Boheme" is a classic opera tale - but by no means dusty, thanks to artistic director Michael Pink and his team of terrific dancers. Need proof? Here's four reasons why you need to live la vie Boheme with the Milwaukee Ballet this weekend.
Movies & TV - Nov. 1, 2017
"This Is Us" recap: A trip to the Big Three's 20s is no trick, all treat
Let's not get distracted by the great Halloween costumes and lose sight of what really made this hour of "This Is Us" soar: Mandy Moore knocked Tuesday night's one-off trip to 2008 out of the goddamn park.
Dining - Oct. 31, 2017
13 scariest dishes in Milwaukee
It's Halloween season, and that means everyone's decked in their scariest outfits and heading out to see the scariest movies in theaters. But why stop there? Why not spread some terror to the dinner table, as well?
Movies & TV - Oct. 31, 2017
"Dancing with the Stars" recap: Halloween Night comes with a killer twist
Which survivors look secure coming out of Halloween Night and which ones should remain scared for the next week? The judges had their say, but here's our take on last night's spooky steps on "Dancing with the Stars."
Dining - Oct. 30, 2017
Burning Through Brew City: Huan Xi's hot pot
Broth's been a big deal on the East Side, with now three ramen restaurants vying for your taste buds' attention. But we are not here this week to talk ramen. We are here to hot pot - and see just how hot it is.
Music - Oct. 30, 2017
Bon Iver to play "For Emma, Ten Year" anniversary show at Bradley Center
Bon Iver and The Pabst Theater Group today announced a special "For Emma, Ten Year" anniversary concert at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Saturday, Feb. 17, celebrating a decade since Bon Iver's major label debut.
Movies & TV - Oct. 30, 2017
"Stranger Things" season two succeeds yet again at making the familiar fresh
As the first season showed, "Stranger Things" is pretty good at turning its familiar references and inspirations into something fresh and fun - and season two mostly pulls off the same trick, taking the old and making it new again. Or at least new enough.
Sports - Oct. 29, 2017
There's no Packers game, so watch Aaron Rodgers play video games with Conan
We have a cure for your bye week blues - and better yet, it involves Aaron Rodgers in playing condition! OK, well, video game playing condition. Anyways, watch this clip from Conan O'Brien's "Clueless Gamer."
Movies & TV - Oct. 27, 2017
Where to find scares on the big screen this Halloween
It's the time of year for fear, meaning there's plenty of eerie entertainment and chill-inducing cinema available on screens big and small. Here's a breakdown of what to see and where to be scared this Halloween weekend.
Music - Oct. 26, 2017
It's Halloween season, so here's a reminder that The Rave is haunted as hell
There's no lack of supposedly haunted locales in Milwaukee. But ask any musician, and they'll tell you that the creepiest place in the Cream City is undoubtedly The Rave, which is rumored to be haunted by much more than just millennials.
Sports - Oct. 26, 2017
Aaron Rodgers breaks big broken collarbone news ... on "Conan"?
Aaron Rodgers will appear on tonight's episode of "Conan" to play video games with the late night host - and also to drop some breaking news on his recent surgery to fix his broken collarbone. Take that, Adam Schefter!
Movies & TV - Oct. 25, 2017
What's new on Netflix in November
Our national nightmare is finally over: "Chappie" is coming to Netflix in November. Oh, and also the highly anticipated period drama "Mudbound," the latest Marvel TV show, a new Margaret Atwood adaptation and more. But mostly "Chappie."
Movies & TV - Oct. 25, 2017
Last call for "Matrix," "How I Met Your Mother" and more on Netflix in November
You can't say we didn't warn you. Netflix recently announced its monthly list of movies and shows leaving the popular streaming service, and unfortunately "How I Met Your Mother" has met its end on the Big Red TV Giant.
Dining - Oct. 25, 2017
Burning Through Brew City: Hot Head's Nashville hot chicken
After sampling some iconic Milwaukee venues for much of this quest, we decided to turn our taste buds toward a new spot: Hot Head Fried Chicken, which opened just last month in Bay View. Would its Nashville hot chicken send us squawking from the heat?
Movies & TV - Oct. 25, 2017
"This Is Us" recap: Oh brother, they just dropped another twist on us
At some point, they're going to run out of cliffhanger twist endings on "This Is Us" or resort to some contrived, lame attempts at shocking or surprising the audience. It's doomed to happen at some point ... just not in last night's episode.
Buzz - Oct. 24, 2017
Milwaukee lands on two of Travel + Leisure's America's Favorite Places lists
The weather outside may be getting frightful, but according to Travel + Leisure, at least the people inside are delightful. The magazine ranked Milwaukee amongst America's friendliest cities, as well as one of its most underrated.
Movies & TV - Oct. 24, 2017
"Dancing with the Stars" recap: Movie Night brings good drama, better dances
The stars were shining, both on the dance floor and off. The drama was kicked up a notch. Indeed, it must've been A Night at the Movies on "Dancing with the Stars" this week.
Arts & Entertainment - Oct. 22, 2017
6 questions for Manitowoc Minute's Charlie Berens
Before his set of shows at Turner Hall Ballroom next month, we chatted with the up-and-coming comedian about the origins of the Manitowoc Minute and how he's handling Aaron Rodgers' heartbreaking broken collarbone.
Dining - Oct. 21, 2017
I hunted down an Arby's venison sandwich, ate it and now regret it
Last fall, in its quest to live up to Ving Rhames' beefy boast that WE HAVE THE MEATS, the fast food restaurant introduced a venison sandwich to the public. Today, it was brought back to all Arby's locations - so, of course, we had to try it.
Bars & Clubs - Oct. 20, 2017
Hidden Gems: The Hideaway
Several decades ago, Debbie Schaefer and her husband decided they wanted to open a bar. They even bought a sign - two signs, in fact - for their new special spot. There was just one problem: They didn't have a bar.