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Remembering Adonis Ames, Milwaukee's elastic man

Published Jan. 13, 2017

Milwaukee's own John A. Krause, more popularly known at the turn of the century as world-renowned contortionist Adonis Ames, bent over backwards to become famous - and paid for it by dying before he was 30 years old.

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The altercation at the Alternate Site

Published Jan. 2, 2017

By mid-1972, the Alternate Site had settled into peaceful co-existence with its neighbors, the police and ordinary citizens enjoying warm summer days along Milwaukee's lakefront. That is, until July 2, 1972, when an altercation broke out.

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The life and death of Sydney Hih

Published Dec. 26, 2016

The massive, decrepit, patchwork-painted Sydney Hih (pronounced "high") buildings, which splayed on the corner of 3rd and Juneau from the mid-1800s to 2012, went through many transformations over the years, but are remembered by many Milwaukeeans as a sanctuary of counter-culture that created and quelled bands, businesses, relationships and lives.

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Finding home and history at The Astor Hotel

Published Nov. 20, 2016

Despite being surrounded by the unfamiliar, I felt like I was cozily at home during my stay at The Astor Hotel - and that's a pretty impressive achievement for a hotel, especially when a guest's guts are actively staging a violent coup against him.

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Milwaukee Public Museum reveals new "Hidden Wisconsin" exhibit

Published Oct. 6, 2016

The MPM will unveil some of Wisconsin's best kept secrets in its new temporary exhibition, "Hidden Wisconsin," on Thursday, Oct. 6. The exhibit, spanning MPM's collections in both natural and cultural history, is made up of nearly 50 objects and artifacts that are rarely on display.

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The Productivity Paradox

The Productivity Paradox – Comparing Innovations by Paul Winghart Would you rather be the only one with a motorcar in 2013 or the only one with a smart phone in 1913?  Assuming the entire current infrastructure is in place so your phone would work then as it does now, the question ge...

Award Season Reviews: The King's Speech

THE KING'S SPEECH received a lot of early buzz for Colin Firth's performance as King George VI, but it's been gaining a lot more momentum lately as a possible Best Picture contender. Both are absolutely valid. In his latest effort, Tom Hooper has created something that is at once beautifully ...

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