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Cover Story
Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009

Presenting new ideas for the holidays

The holiday season and the coming of a new year inspire many of us to inventory past actions, meditate on the meaning within our lives and commit to improving the future. To peruse the past year’s headlines—Madoff’s Ponzi scheme, massive product recalls, record CEO bonuses—is to witness the fallout when the prime motivation...
Milwaukee Color
Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009

The mob mentality

The city of Milwaukee has witnessed more than its share of depravity at the hands of individuals acting alone, but its citizens have also been known to resort to mob violence when things get heated. One such case resulted in Milwaukee’s only lynching. As Robert Wells, author of This Is Milwaukee...
Eat/Drink
Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009

Old World cuisine in a modern age

Running a 105-year-old authentic German restaurant cannot be easy in this day and age, but the team behind Karl Ratzsch’s is making a stellar go of it. The restaurant opened in 1904 as Hermann’s Café, before being purchased by the owner’s stepdaughter and her husband, Karl Ratzsch...
A&E Feature
Friday, Dec. 4, 2009

Dec. 2, 2009

The Riverside Theater was filled with the aroma of Hong Kong noodles and ’80s rock on Wednesday when Guy Fieri’s Roadshow played Milwaukee, one of 21 cities on a 30-day tour. A late meet-and-greet session (one of the perks of a $250 dollar ticket) kept the doors to the theater closed until 8 p.m., and the feisty crowd that couldn’t...
Eat/Drink
Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009

Baked, deli delights in Bay View

Walking over the threshold of a locally owned bakery satisfies the soul in a way that a trip to the bakery department of a big-box grocery store cannot. Whatever the reason—perhaps it’s the concentrated aroma of baked goods that only a tiny bake shop can generate, or maybe it’s nostalgia for an earlier time when shoppers...
Milwaukee Color
Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009

Teaching another generation of doctors

Flawed as 21st-century medicine might be, you’ll thank Asclepius for it when you peruse the annals of America’s early medical schools, like the nation’s first, at the College of Philadelphia, established in 1765. Sepia-toned images reveal dubious hygienic protocols, like doctors performing surgery in unsterilized rooms without the protective barriers...
Theater
Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009
In his one-woman show, The Lady With All the Answers, playwright David Rambo creates a compelling portrait of Esther “Eppie” Lederer, better known as Ann Landers, the trailblazing advice columnist who answered countless letters in a newspaper column that made her a legend. Milwaukee Rep Resident Acting Company...
Milwaukee Color
Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009
Once early humans began controlling fire more than a million years ago, it was only a matter of time before a force was going to be needed to fight it. Harnessing the light and heat of fire means risking its ungodly devastation, a reality that spurred civilizations in Ancient Egypt to form organized firefighting brigades. As Milwaukee...
Eat/Drink
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009

Food, conversation help charity empower the poor

Donating your time, money and energy to a good cause is a delicious endeavor if you’re a member of Dining for Women (DFW), a nonprofit group that inspires individuals to make a positive global impact through collective giving. Dining for Women is a monthly dinner party where participants bring a dish to pass, and, using the money they would have spent...
Milwaukee Color
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009

Ethnic mascots add another element to ballpark fun

Since their first live appearance at a Milwaukee Brewers home game 15 years ago, the Klement’s Racing Sausages have been a lot of things to Milwaukee Brewers fans. At their core, the towering wieners are simply mascots representing Milwaukee’s own Klement's Sausage Co., but they’ve also become a happy distraction from a long game, a reason to place a friendly wager and a rallying point for Brewers baseball fans...

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