Krause's pamphlet considers the junction of comedy and politics
Wed, 22 May 2013 05:04:00 CDT - It seems, at the outset, like an unexpected marriage: "The acts of thinking comedically and behaving democratically share enough analogous elements that an extended comparison between the two makes each much clearer." But, Milwaukee writer and musician Adam Krause sat down at the intersection of Comedy and Politics to have a think and the result is "The Revolution Will Be Hilarious," which in a mere 41 pages makes a cogent and, in the end, startlingly simple point.
Weather, tragedy and the human spirit
Tue, 21 May 2013 16:29:00 CDT - Weather is a universal connector, where we are all affected by it. TV news is most powerful when it covers universal connectors. As images of the tragedy beam back to us, we can only hope that the human spirit shies brighter than anything else.
Brewers, Segura should reach a deal soon
Tue, 21 May 2013 13:06:00 CDT - The Milwaukee Brewers and Jean Segura have already opened the door for a contract extension, which is a smart move by both sides. It's a win-win situation for both parties, no matter the numbers, and it's a deal that should be reached soon.
What happens in Vegas ... gets put in these five memorable Sin City movies
Tue, 21 May 2013 09:07:00 CDT - According to Hollywood movies, Las Vegas is either the greatest place on Earth or the worst place on Earth and everything that's wrong with America. I've never been to Vegas so I couldn't really say from first-hand experience what I think of Sin City, but I have seen several movies featuring the legendary town. So it's almost like I've been there. Kind of. Barely. Anyways, in honor of "The Hangover Part III," here are five of the most memorable films featuring the city that truly never sleeps.
Roenicke's future with Brewers may be determined soon
Tue, 21 May 2013 05:32:00 CDT - When a team is as bad as the Milwaukee Brewers have been, you kind of just hold your breath, waiting for somebody with authority to lose patience with the whole thing and start chopping. And, as we all know, the normal first head on the chopping block belongs to the manager.
Sun, 7 Apr 2013 06:02:00 CDT - This is where we're going to collect ideas for stories that eventually can put on the budget.
A Meditation on reggae: A great roots harmony trio plays Shank Hall
Sat, 17 Mar 2012 09:03:00 CDT - In honor of this weekend's Milwaukee performance by The Meditations, we present five great 1970s reggae harmony groups - not an easy list to narrow down.
Summerfest on a stick
Sat, 18 Jun 2011 05:16:00 CDT - No one can deny that State Fair is THE food stick festival. But just because Summerfest boasts dozens and dozens of national bands on its many stages each year, doesn't mean that it isn't keeping an eye on stick trends in outdoor festival dining.
Edible Milwaukee pulls back the curtain on Brew City cuisine
Tue, 21 May 2013 05:29:00 CDT - Edible Milwaukee is a new quarterly magazine that will take a look at the what, how and why of eating in Milwaukee. Editor-in-chief and publisher Jen Ede shares the magazine's background, her hopes for the future, and the delicious stories readers can expect.
Tumblr sold to Yahoo for $1.1 billion
Mon, 20 May 2013 16:36:00 CDT - It will be interesting to see if the users stay on board with whatever changes are coming down the pike. Tumblr has had around $13 million in revenue. Yahoo will expect a ton more for making a billion dollar investment.
Favre wants you back
Mon, 20 May 2013 13:04:00 CDT - Brett Favre will be six years removed from his less than glorious exit from the Green Bay Packers this fall and there seems to be movement towards reconciliation between the two parties. But the key for Favre as he enters this new stage of his life is winning you back.
The Weekly Nibble: Wild Earth Cucina releases spring menu
Mon, 20 May 2013 11:02:00 CDT - Catch up with news about a new spring menu at Wild Earth Cucina, Chef Edward Lee at Bacchus, a new chef at Distil and free Tuesday night programming at Alice's Garden.
Pabst's enduring pavilion faces extinction
Mon, 20 May 2013 09:03:00 CDT - Thanks to Erik Larson's 2003 bestseller, "The Devil in the White City," yet another generation is fascinated by the 1893 Chicago World's Fair: Columbian Exposition. Despite its enduring - in itself somewhat surprising - popularity, little remains of this by all accounts stunning little temporary city. One survivor serves as the entrance and gift shop to The Pabst Mansion, 2000 W. Wisconsin Ave., and it is in increasingly desperate condition.
The coolest record of the '60s folk revival was made in Milwaukee
Mon, 20 May 2013 05:07:00 CDT - As part of "The Avant Garde Coffee House Project" exhibit currently on view, there's a glass-topped case with some posters and a record. It's a pretty nondescript thing, frankly, with a black and white photo and some not especially artful text. But that little record - "Blues, Rags and Hollers," by folk blues trio Koerner, Ray & Glover - made a big bang when it was released in June 1963. And it was made in Milwaukee.
Sex with a hornet's nest, a date on Craigslist and more with the web's best
Sun, 19 May 2013 13:02:00 CDT - Do not have sex with a hornets nest. We mean it. Here's why.
Does fashion have to change in middle age?
Sun, 19 May 2013 11:06:00 CDT - Just because a woman turns 35 or 38 or 40 doesn't mean her wardrobe has to become a wasteland of frump and "mom jeans." Especially these days, when 40 is supposedly the new 30. But are there fashion dos and don'ts for middle-aged women?
Former Color Truth frontman Steinbach finds the road back
Sun, 19 May 2013 09:02:00 CDT - It's been a long time since we've heard from Zach Steinbach. Nearly five years ago Steinbach fronted The Color Truth, a Milwaukee band that seemed poised to take the next step with its big, melodic, poppy rock and roll. The band fizzled out a couple years back, leaving Steinbach a bit lost. But now, he's back. He's got a band, and he's got a new solo record. More, than anything, he says, he's got a new lease on a musical life.
Social Circle: How much have you spent on jeans?
Sun, 19 May 2013 05:22:00 CDT - In honor of Retail Week at OnMilwaukee.com, we asked the group how much they spend on jeans. Once again, responses ranged greatly, from $0 to $500.
Milwaukee's most maligned boxer
Sat, 18 May 2013 13:04:00 CDT - Ninety-two years ago this month, Johnny Mendelsohn won the biggest fight of his career and simultaneously sealed his fate as, in the words of a sportswriter who covered him, "the most maligned boxer Milwaukee ever had."
Our favorite shops
Sat, 18 May 2013 11:06:00 CDT - We all have our favorite bars and our favorite restaurants, our favorite parks and our favorite vistas. But, certainly, we shop and it follows that we have our favorite retailers, too. Here are some of our favorite shops, past and present.