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08.22.2014 | 8 hours ago | Posted at 09:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Earlier this month, Milwaukee was surprised by the news that Journal Communications plans to merge with Cincinnati-based E.W. Scripps, then essentially split off into two separate entities, with newspaper operations remaining here in Milwaukee and broadcast operations moving to Cincinnati. The deal was spun as a win-win that would strengthen the Journal Sentinel in the long run, but is it? This we...
08.14.2014 | 8 days ago | Posted at 02:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly panel with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we dedicate an entire hour to a topic we often touch on peripherally: placemaking. Inspired by Mary Louise Schumacher's excellent big-picture look back at some of the "successes and missteps" of recent Milwaukee placemaking endeavors, we ponder the definition of placemaking, try to decode the sometimes dubious ...
07.18.2014 | 35 days ago | Posted at 01:39 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly half hour of truth telling with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we debunk a recent online listicle that proclaimed Milwaukee the number one city "you wouldn’t expect for tech." The article was widely shared on social media, even though—as Journal Sentinel reporter Rick Romell noted in a fantastic piece—there was no truth at all behind it at all. T...
07.10.2014 | 43 days ago | Posted at 03:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly crosstalk with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, Matt introduces an article about the importance of supporting local media. The argument brings out the idealist in Ryan, but the article rubs me the wrong way, even though I agree with the underlying assertion that we all need to be smart, discerning consumers of content on the Internet. Then Matt updates u...
06.26.2014 | 57 days ago | Posted at 03:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly half hour of judgement with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we parse Summerfest's recent claims that it has taken steps to avoid the kind of crowd-crush situation it saw last year on the night of the great Imagine Dragons/Pretty Lights attendance surge. We can't find much evidence that the festival has actually changed much of anything, but just the fac...
06.11.2014 | 72 days ago | Posted at 04:30 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly panel with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we dive right into what's been a banner week for Internet outrage. Milwaukee's Nomad Pub has earned widespread criticism from around the web for its plans to host World Cup viewings in an elaborate fake Brazilian "favela"—essentially a slum. We dissect what went wrong with the bar's well-meaning but culturall...
05.29.2014 | 85 days ago | Posted at 01:50 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly exchange with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we dissect a recent Journal Sentinel piece by Piet Levy about the BMO Harris Bradley Center's slow 2013. The arena booked a paltry three concerts last year, though this year it's prepared a much fuller schedule. What accounts for that turn around? Would a mythical new arena help draw more big shows to Milwau...
05.22.2014 | 92 days ago | Posted at 02:00 PM

The MAM addition, a "controversial" Pizzle track, and a festival on hiatus

By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly crosstalk with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we're celebrating a rare victory for critics. After the Milwaukee Art Museum revealed the design for its proposed addition last month, critics including Urban Milwaukee’s Tom Bamberger and the Journal Sentinel’s Mary Louise Schumacher voiced the opposition to the proposal. Apparently they were heard: Th...
05.08.2014 | 106 days ago | Posted at 03:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly half hour of civil conversation with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we offer our annual summer concert preview, sharing the shows we're most excited to check out in the coming months. Among some of our many picks: Jack White, Nick Cave, Elvis Costello, Maxwell, The Monkees and Dirty Dozen Brass Band. We also have some fun with a few shows we're not qui...
05.01.2014 | 113 days ago | Posted at 01:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly half hour of opinions with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we offer an even more casual than usual episode as part of WMSE's pledge drive, turning the conversation to one of our favorite things to talk about: us. We discuss the origins of the show, what we've tried to do with it over the years, and why, all mock self-importance aside, we think we think ...

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