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Milwaukee Color
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010

Cornerstone of Polish Milwaukee

While Historic Mitchell Street is now the main artery running through a densely populated, largely Hispanic area of Milwaukee's near-South Side, St. Stanislaus Catholic Church...
A&E Feature
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010

More than just sports

Milwaukee plays host to an enormous bar league culture that offers its participants an opportunity to play games, make friends and unwind in the clubhouse, which, in this case, is a bar. Leagues operate year-round, and offer a range of activities to suit your personal taste, from old-school bar games such as darts and billiards to sports like volleyball and Irish hurling, from drinking games such...
Eat & Drink
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010

Sweet Water Organics advances aquaponics in Milwaukee

With the heavy residue of industry still tattooed on its landscape, Milwaukee might not seem like a window into the future of American farming. But it is. Demand for food is growing with the swelling world population, while natural fish populations diminish and farmland disappears under the tread of development, making it necessary to adjust the way we grow our food. Milwaukee is the headquarters for several visionaries...
Milwaukee Color
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010

Sweet smell of the stockyards

When a pair of nostrils least expects it, a gentle breeze will drift through Milwaukee’s Menomonee River Valley and waft the foul stench of the Cargill Taylor Beef processing plant throughout the city. During the 1850s and ’60s, when Milwaukee’s first meatpacking plants and stockyards were being established, that repugnant odor was the sweet smell of success...
A&E Feature
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010

Focus on artist development, exhibitions and education

Too many Milwaukee artists have migrated to other cities in search of a more nourishing, interdisciplinary environment for creating art. Before they co-founded RedLine Milwaukee, Lori Bauman and Steve Vande Zande had each ventured to New York to continue their education—she attended New York University for her master of arts...
Theater
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010

Theater Review

On a Friday night in the deep of winter, the residents of the remote, fictional town in Almost, Maine let their love stories unfold, revealing how feelings of affection and attachment can swing from easy and uncomplicated to painful and confounding, and how wildly unpredictable the consequences of their actions can be...
Eat & Drink
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010

Old bar gets some new love in Milwaukee

A historic East Side bar slowly loses its luster, and nearly its life, before the owners of a thriving bar across the street decide to invest a considerable amount of money, time and energy in resurrecting...
Milwaukee Color
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010

A new standard for stewardship

Sailing, one of the oldest means of emission-free travel, is often called a green recreational activity because of its minimal impact on the environment. This spring, the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center (MCSC) plans to open a $1.7 million facility that will reflect the sport’s eco-friendly roots. With its green building design and construction materials...
Theater
Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010

Theater Review

Playwright Steven Dietz sets one of his newest works, Yankee Tavern, in a dilapidated New York bar five years after the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001. When his father died of a questionable suicide, a young international studies grad student named Adam (Brian Vaughn) inherited the titular tavern, and now serves a clientele that seems...

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