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Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010
Our personal and collective identities are shaped by the past. We figure out who we are—our beliefs, values, sense of time and place—by keeping a growing narrative of previous events. Then, throughout most of our lives, we connect with others by recognizing that shared history, whether it is the near past (e.g., we both went to Clearwater Camp when we were kids) or the...
Eat/Drink
Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010
Long before Europeans stepped foot here, American Indians discovered how to collect the sap of a maple tree and turn it into sweet, nutritious syrup. Since then, the golden brown liquid that we love to pour on breakfast foods and add to our baked goods has integrated itself into our culture, becoming an...
Milwaukee Color
Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010
Despite its central location in Milwaukee County, many locals aren’t aware of the historic and architectural treasure trove that is the National Soldiers Home Historic District. Situated in the shadow of Miller Park on the grounds of the Zablocki VA Medical Center, the district includes an impressive collection of 25 post-Civil War...
Eat/Drink
Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010
Milwaukee’s favorite hometown organic and Fair Trade tea purveyor, Rishi Tea, debuted its new line of loose leaf chai blends this fall, just as the cold and blustery weather had many of us craving the soothing warmth found in a spot of tea. The chai most Americans are familiar with traces its culinary origins to...
Milwaukee Color
Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010
The domestic dog, a descendant of the gray wolf, has been the working and companion animal most closely tied to humans, a relationship that dates back 15,000 years. According to professor Jean Aigner, former chair of the University of Alaska anthropology department, there is firm archaeological evidence that Arctic natives harnessed dogs as draft and pack animals for at...
Milwaukee Color
Monday, Nov. 22, 2010
Wladziu Valentino Liberace’s entrance into the world foreshadowed a career renowned for dramatic entrances. On May 16, 1919, in West Allis, Frances Zuchowski, a Polish-speaking young woman from Menasha, and her husband, Salvatore Liberace, a professional...
Cover Story
Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010

Potawatomi’s Culinary Academy

Potawatomi Bingo Casino is known for the quality of the food served by its catering department, its award-winning Dream Dance restaurant and 10 other food venues within the complex. One reason for this is the casino’s Culinary Academy, a program modeled after courses taught at the Culinary Institute of America...
Milwaukee Color
Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010

Developing Milwaukee’s harbor

In the era when Milwaukee was little more than a trading post in the wilderness, nearly everything and everyone traveled by water. The future belonged to settlements with good harbors, and Milwaukee, with the largest bay and...
Milwaukee Color
Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010
When Columbia St. Mary’s debuted its new state-of-the-art hospital in October, it was a momentous step in its 160-year history of providing health care to the people of Milwaukee. When the hospital first began caring for patients, Milwaukee was a young frontier settlement, a place of opportunity for foreign immigrants seeking work and a better life...

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