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Cover Story
Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010
They are the people who will not leave this planet without first bettering it, the citizens who simply cannot live their lives ignoring the fact that they share a community with people who are suffering from hunger. The individuals devoted to improving Milwaukee’s food system contribute to the movement for various reasons—be it economic, social, environmental, spiritual, personal, educational or a combination of...
Eat/Drink
Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010

Food, drink and fun for a good cause

As a nonprofit, listener-supported radio station, 91.7 WMSE-FM and its devoted army of community volunteers are tasked with the challenge of convincing recession-depressed Milwaukeeans to donate their hard-earned dollars to...
Cover Story
Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010
A good beer holds as many flavors and aromas as a fine wine, a fact that has many cooks looking for a nice hoppy ale, rather than a dry pinot noir, to pair with a meal. To understand what makes an ale an ale and a lager a lager, you first need to know the building blocks of beer—malted grains, hops, yeast and water—and how they affect its character and flavor...
Milwaukee Color
Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010
This year Milwaukee was one of five cities chosen by brewing behemoth MillerCoors as a test market for its new beer, Batch 19 Pre-Prohibition Style Lager. “Back in 2004 there was a small flood in our archives in the basement of the Coors Brewery in Golden,” explains Keith Villa...
Eat/Drink
Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010

Ozaukee’s 38th annual Wine & Harvest Festival

This weekend Cedarburg is hosting its 38th annual Wine & Harvest Festival, a free two-day event that features an abundance of homegrown fruits and vegetables, artisan foods straight from the farm and traditional-style grape wines. The festival, held mostly within Cedarburg’s downtown district on...
Milwaukee Color
Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010
Keeping a small, independent specialty store open for a year of business is commendable; keeping one open for 140 is extraordinary. George Watts & Son, purveyors of rare, valuable serving ware and home décor, has been in business since 1870, and plans to celebrate its impressive milestone by hosting a number of events at the store...
Milwaukee Color
Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010
For a country that pledged to leave no child behind, America continues to do so at an alarming rate. According to Stanford University professor emeritus of psychology Philip Zimbardo, on average one child drops out of school every nine seconds. Among the shortcomings of elementary...
Milwaukee Color
Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010
Saturday, Sept. 4, is the 46th anniversary of the day The Beatles performed their one and only show for Milwaukee. The Fab Four made it to our city because of Nick Topping, a local activist and promoter, who brought them...
Milwaukee Color
Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010
Media is more accessible to us than ever with conveniences like Video on Demand, DVD rental-by-mail services and the sale of inexpensive movies at big-box stores, but in watching movies on our computers or even on a stunning 65-inch HD 1080p TV at home, we miss the communal experience of...

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