Art: She Came From Sheboygan Falls
Art

She Came From Sheboygan Falls

Up-and-coming artist Sara Willadsen takes a thoughtful approach to her paintings and collages.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Atty Says Affordable Housing Plan Illegal
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Atty Says Affordable Housing Plan Illegal

Will legal opinion kill the proposal? Or can Bauman and company rework the language?

Theater

Skylight’s “Annie” Is Already a Hit

Tickets went so fast they’ve added six performances. What makes the musical so popular?

Grants Help College Students With Emergencies

Grants Help College Students With Emergencies

Great Lakes Higher Education’s small grants program helps students at UWM, Mount Mary, Alverno.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Will Fund Walker’s Point Project
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Will Fund Walker’s Point Project

$525,000 for affordable housing project at 7th and National.

Plenty of Horne: Amtrak Rolls Out New Locomotives
Plenty of Horne

Amtrak Rolls Out New Locomotives

And new branding. And connecting trains in Chicago have increased their speed.

Classical: Milwaukee’s Best Thanksgiving Tradition?
Classical

Milwaukee’s Best Thanksgiving Tradition?

Present Music's annual Thanksgiving concert offers a warm and wonderful mix of music.

Sieger on Songs: Greatest Song Ever Written?
Sieger on Songs

Greatest Song Ever Written?

So said John Lennon about “I Can't Stand the Rain,” co-written by Ann Peebles

Bike Czar: Return of the Santa Rampage
Bike Czar

Return of the Santa Rampage

It’s Santa Dave’s last rampage, on December 2nd.

Murphy’s Law: Walker, Vukmir Court the Israel Lobby
Murphy’s Law

Walker, Vukmir Court the Israel Lobby

A great way to get donations from billionaires like Sheldon Adelson.

Op Ed: Lincoln Hills Even Worse Than Reported
Op Ed

Lincoln Hills Even Worse Than Reported

Problems there linked to Act 10’s elimination of union workers’ rights.

Eyes on Milwaukee: BMO Harris Breaks Ground On 25-Story Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

BMO Harris Breaks Ground On 25-Story Tower

$132 million office tower across from City Hall will be Milwaukee's 12th tallest building.

Campaign Cash: Sweetheart Bill For Rent-to-Own Industry
Campaign Cash

Sweetheart Bill For Rent-to-Own Industry

Two GOP legislators given donations from industry would exempt it from consumer protection laws.

House Confidential: Seriously, Another Church That’s Now a Home?
House Confidential

Seriously, Another Church That’s Now a Home?

Yep, this 1927 Italian pentecostal church was finally turned into a one-family home in 2007.

Now Serving: New Pizza, Middle Eastern Places
Now Serving

New Pizza, Middle Eastern Places

Plus: new Mexican place, meaty Birch + Butcher opens on Water St. and Rivalry bar dies.

Data Wonk: Why Does GOP Want To Raise My Taxes?
Data Wonk

Why Does GOP Want To Raise My Taxes?

And why do I get nothing back in return but a bigger federal deficit?

Court Watch: Law Prof Calls for Sentencing Reform
Court Watch

Law Prof Calls for Sentencing Reform

75 million adults have criminal records, lose many rights, disqualified from jobs.

Wisconsin Budget: House Tax Plan Punishes Working Families
Wisconsin Budget

House Tax Plan Punishes Working Families

They lose child tax credit for 23 million children, including 159,000 in Wisconsin.

City’s Anti-Violence Effort Stalls

City’s Anti-Violence Effort Stalls

Office of Violence Prevention’s plan was due in June. Donovan, others criticize delay.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Historic Preservation in Peril
Eyes on Milwaukee

Historic Preservation in Peril

Job-creating historic preservation tax credits face cuts again, this time from Congress.

Photo Gallery: “Guitars for Vets” Rocks for Charity
Photo Gallery

“Guitars for Vets” Rocks for Charity

Charity event raises money to provide guitars and lessons to veterans with PTSD.

Classical: MSO Plays Bernstein’s Autobiographical Work
Classical

MSO Plays Bernstein’s Autobiographical Work

His second symphony paired with Brahms first, two very different but potent works.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Affordable Housing in Every Major Project?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Affordable Housing in Every Major Project?

Proposal would require it for any project with 20 or more units. Will developers oppose it?

How Hispanics Are Changing Milwaukee

How Hispanics Are Changing Milwaukee

Head of UCC says fastest growing demographic group will help shape Milwaukee’s future.

Court Watch: Vukmir Bill Will Cause Prison Bed Shortage
Court Watch

Vukmir Bill Will Cause Prison Bed Shortage

State prisons already overcrowded; bill would add 1,800 inmates, cost $57 million per year.