Aug 25th, 2010 by Brian Jacobson
An unexpected road trip brings Brian to the House on the Rock, inspiring a column that looks at the idea of "EPIC" defined, for better or worse.
Deep-Fried RomanticAug 11th, 2010 by Brian Jacobson
This week, we forgo the easy target of the Wisconsin State Fair and instead crash the annual Polish reunion on Jones Island.
Deep-Fried RomanticJul 30th, 2010 by Brian Jacobson
Does anybody remember the days when tables of homemade food went on without end? Because it sure doesn't happen now.
Deep-Fried RomanticJul 14th, 2010 by Brian Jacobson
America, in all its splendor and gritty everyday minutiae, perhaps doesn't realize the loss as it loses its most honest and critical eye.
Deep-Fried RomanticJun 30th, 2010 by Brian Jacobson
Milwaukee used to be rife with high, sandy cliffs and strange, deciduous trees. Whither the pine beauty now?
Deep-Fried RomanticJun 16th, 2010 by Brian Jacobson
It's summer, so this installment digests some of the season's most relevant low-culture issues -- like road construction and plaid shorts.
Deep Fried RomanticJun 2nd, 2010 by Brian Jacobson
As the great surge at Milwaukee's lakefront recently proved, everyone's favorite people (and car) watching activity has not disappeared into low culture history.
Deep-Fried RomanticMay 19th, 2010 by Brian Jacobson
The Boy Scouts of America quietly introduce a new belt loop patch for Video Games. It's not as exciting as it sounds, but that doesn't stop the blogosphere and media from having a jamboree with it.
Deep-Fried RomanticMay 5th, 2010 by Brian Jacobson
Southeast Wisconsin's Drive-In movie theaters are open once again -- and following a financial cue from the multiplex giants.
Deep-Fried RomanticApr 21st, 2010 by Brian Jacobson
"Art there, beer here," cries Jim Haertel out the door of his new tavern in the old Pabst Brewery. It was a sneak preview we can't believe.
Deep-Fried RomanticApr 7th, 2010 by Brian Jacobson
An excavation of two wallets, several business card folios and a tin reveals a card for everything.
Deep-Fried RomanticMar 24th, 2010 by Brian Jacobson
The rebirth and rebranding of America's favorite way to shop for goods without all that marketing. Well, less of it anyway.