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Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009

Milwaukee Color

It goes without saying that Milwaukee has had a long, personal, at times tumultuous, relationship with the beer industry. The story is told by the names —Pabst, Schlitz, Blatz, Miller—given to our city’s venues and parks, and in the abandoned buildings and cracking facades of the...
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009

Milwaukee Color

Fibers of Milwaukee’s manufacturing legacy are laced throughout our city like an electric grid. It is so fundamental and ingrained that we don’t see it separately from our civic identity. Without it, though, we would be left with gaping holes in our culture. West Allis wouldn’t be called West Allis and Cudahy...
Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Milwaukee Color

Milwaukee is renowned for its ethnic diversity; it’s an element of our city that is particularly obvious during the warmer months, when each weekend hosts a different ethnic festival. Cultural influences from countries like Poland, Ireland, Italy, Mexico and Germany are so pervasive, it's hard to...
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
There is a 2.6-mile-long glacier in Alaska (whose measurement may be dwindling as you read this) named after a pioneering women’s college in Wisconsin, the Milwaukee-Downer College. The school was the product of an 1895 merger of two independent learning institutions, founded...
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Sitting in the shadows of cargo containers and silos, surrounded by embedded railroad tracks and security fences, a diminutive city lot called Kaszube’s Park is the remaining footprint of what was once the heart of commercial fishing in southeastern Wisconsin. The “island” is actually...

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