Movies: ‘La La Land’ Is Audacious, Adorable
Movies

‘La La Land’ Is Audacious, Adorable

And will probably win every award in sight. But maybe it shouldn’t.

Classical: Spotlight Shines on Wind Players
Classical

Spotlight Shines on Wind Players

Wind players, rare in chamber concerts, take center stage at Frankly Music.

Op Ed: Democrats Must Change Strategy
Op Ed

Democrats Must Change Strategy

Stop bashing Walker and start addressing issues like taxes.

Campaign Cash: Evers Leads In Superintendent Race’s Cash
Campaign Cash

Evers Leads In Superintendent Race’s Cash

Incumbent has about $117,000, two challengers together raised $36,000.

Data Wonk: The Rise of Right-Wing Propaganda
Data Wonk

The Rise of Right-Wing Propaganda

Commentators peddling non-facts are crowding out thoughtful conservatives.

Movies: Jackie Kennedy As a Neurotic
Movies

Jackie Kennedy As a Neurotic

The film “Jackie" offers a fresh, powerful take on the grieving widow, but gets overdone.

Wisconsin Budget: More Bad News on State Budget
Wisconsin Budget

More Bad News on State Budget

Lagging tax collections, meager state and UW reserves, sluggish state economy driving problems.

Op Ed: In Defense Of Postman’s Plot
Op Ed

In Defense Of Postman’s Plot

Since NEWaukee's additions, the space was used and activated all summer long.

Eyes on Milwaukee: The Masonic Hotel Moves Forward
Eyes on Milwaukee

The Masonic Hotel Moves Forward

14-story tower would be built atop historic three-story building. Will it be opposed?

How To Revive City’s West Side

How To Revive City’s West Side

Keith Stanley, head of Near West Side Partners, oversees efforts to revamp seven communities.

Dining: Food At New Pastiche Is Sublime
Dining

Food At New Pastiche Is Sublime

But the Hotel Metro space lacks the French bistro atmosphere of old place.

Safe Zones Project Sees Success

Safe Zones Project Sees Success

Community policing helped homicides, shootings decline in two neighborhoods.

Murphy’s Law: Scott Walker, the King of Coal
Murphy’s Law

Scott Walker, the King of Coal

Businesses and GOP voters are embracing alternative energy. Not Gov. Walker.

Op Ed

Downtown Park’s Art Is Huge Mistake

Mishmash of ugly artifacts in the park raises questions about “public art” initiatives.

Bar Exam: Lee’s Luxury Lounge Has Blessed Beer
Bar Exam

Lee’s Luxury Lounge Has Blessed Beer

Bay View bar is oddly sprawling place with unique history and ritually blessed bar.

Streetsblog: The Plague of Pedestrian Deaths
Streetsblog

The Plague of Pedestrian Deaths

Up 16% since 2009. And they fall harder on minorities in states like Wisconsin.

The State of Politics: How To Replace Obamacare
The State of Politics

How To Replace Obamacare

Wisconsin’s Risk Sharing Plan could provide model for a GOP replacement plan.

Op Ed: Grow UWM To Grow Metro Economy
Op Ed

Grow UWM To Grow Metro Economy

More funding should get bipartisan support from governor, legislators. Will it?

Campaign Cash: Bill Would Benefit Special Interests
Campaign Cash

Bill Would Benefit Special Interests

GOP legislators get $325,000 from special interests; would kill state rules.

A Leader in the Latino Community

A Leader in the Latino Community

Toni Rivera-Joachim oversees $10 million budget for state’s oldest Hispanic agency.

Op Ed: Must U.S. Protect Trump Hotels?
Op Ed

Must U.S. Protect Trump Hotels?

His businesses abroad could be terrorist targets. Taxpayers could pay the bill.

Tainted Water: State’s Failures On Lead Pipes
Tainted Water

State’s Failures On Lead Pipes

Legislature misses chance to take action, state cuts funding that helps protect kids.

Trump, Clinton, Sanders Won’t Pay Up

Trump, Clinton, Sanders Won’t Pay Up

All three stiffed local governments for police protection here and nationally.

Campaign Cash: Business Groups Back Pay Hike For Judges
Campaign Cash

Business Groups Back Pay Hike For Judges

Roggensack wants 16% raise for judges, gets support of special interests.

Now Serving: East Side Gets Monster Pizza
Now Serving

East Side Gets Monster Pizza

Plus: New Blue Water Grill in Bronzeville. And Buckley's will expand.