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Off the Cuff
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Place: Bella Caffe, Third Ward, Milwaukee Time: Early spring, 2012. Marie Kohler and Laura Gordon, friends and colleagues, are having soup after rehearsal and “talking theater."
Off the Cuff
Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012
With his long, black Dr. Who coat, striped scarf, leather hat and trailing ponytail, Josh Jaszewski is a familiar figure to many Milwaukeeans as he strides down sidewalks twirling his “devil sticks” (he's never without them). In theater circles, he's also...
A&E Feature
Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Discovering history and beauty in and around Milwaukee

All over Wisconsin, gentle swells of earth punctuate our landscape. Our state's American-Indian mounds—shaped like bears, birds, deer, men, rabbits, water-creatures or abstract geometric shapes—are priceless archaeological treasures. “Effigy” Indian mounds, in the form of animals, are not found anywhere...
A&E Feature
Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Modest homes by a great architect

It was surprising to learn that Frank Lloyd Wright designed homes for modest-income clients. Though not much of a Wrightian, I was nonetheless familiar with the epic scale of some of his projects and the outsized ego of the man. I assumed his work was always on a large scale and his clients always well heeled. Turns out I was wrong. Six little-known structures on West Burnham Street stand as testimony to the truth...
Off the Cuff
Monday, Feb. 8, 2010
Some of the most stunning textiles sold across the country are created by hand in a studio on National Avenue. Dermond Peterson Design, created in 2001 by Susan Peterson and her sister Sandra Dermond, adorns the choicest of boutiques and design magazines from Metropolitan Home to The New York Times. In her airy, Spartan studio on National Avenue. Dermond Peterson Design...

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