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Off the Cuff
Thursday, July 8, 2010
There may be an addition to Milwaukee’s summer festival lineup in 2011. Peng Gao, president of the Milwaukee Chinese Community Center (MCCC), says that the organization is “actively planning” Chinese Culture Fest, a weekend celebration of Chinese culture on Milwaukee’s lakefront...
Eat & Drink
Tuesday, April 20, 2010

How PBR rose through word-of-mouth campaign

From 1978 to 2001, Pabst Blue Ribbon was a brand in decline. It wasn’t hip, it hadn’t yet developed that retro cachet we all know it to possess today, and it certainly wasn’t selling. That all changed when Pabst Brewing Co. launched a word-of-mouth marketing campaign that prompted...
Dining Out
Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010

South Side street vendors offer authentic fare

Nowadays, “taqueria” often refers to restaurants that serve authentic Mexican cuisine, but the term originally applied to street vendors. In Milwaukee, Taqueria trucks parked throughout the South Side are continuing that tradition by serving Mexican food on the go. Tacos, burritos, tostadas, tortas and quesadillas are all affordably priced because...
Books
Monday, Dec. 28, 2009

Book Review

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Finkel spent eight months in Iraq with Battalion 2-16, between January 2007 and January 2008. The 2-16 was deployed to Baghdad as part of President Bush’s new strategy for Iraq, a drastic troop increase and counterinsurgency effort known as “the surge.” The unpopular...
Off the Cuff
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009
If your idea of crafts is limited to appliqué sweatshirts and Styrofoam snowmen, local artist/filmmaker Faythe Levine can help you get beyond those crafting misconceptions. For the last three years, Levine has been traveling across the country, filming and promoting Handmade Nation, a documentary about the thriving do-it-yourself (DIY) indie craft movement...