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Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010


Boswell is a shining example of why we need locally owned bookstores. They host author events big and small, both in-store and off-site. They carry top hits and book-club favorites, but also promote offbeat writers and local authors. You’re free to browse shelf after wonderful shelf in your quest for that perfect...
10.11.2007 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
Gone October 11, 2007 | 07:04 AM I've been less than diligent about blogging this week and it's because I finally joined the technological age and got an ipod. This means that I do nothing from the time I get home from work until the time I go to bed but download cds. I'm not even close to being done, but I've got the good stuff, so I promise I'll be back more this weekend. Nicole...
Monday, Nov. 10, 2008

Let the Awards Begin!

On Monday, November 10, at 6:30pm until 9:30pm the Best of 2008 awards will be given out at Turner Hall Ballroom! Such categories include Best Sub Shop, Best City Official, and Best Coffee House. This could not have happened without the help from our...
Monday, Sept. 1, 2008


The Shepherd Express is calling all artists to compete in the Best of Milwaukee Cover Contest for the ‘Best Of’ issue of the Shepherd, November 13. To be considered, entries must be themed around Milwaukee.
Friday, April 11, 2008


Back when the best that most Milwaukee bars could offer was a shot and a beer, there was Elsa’s, serving a touch of big-city class. Over the past quarter-century many restaurants, bars and nightclubs have come and gone while Elsa’s has thrived, changing little except for the art displayed on the elegant walls.
Friday, April 11, 2008

Mad Planet

As a rock club, Mad Planet is one of the city’s finest, a perfectly sized venue for midlevel touring bands and popular local acts. When bands aren’t playing, though, the venue doubles as a full-out dance club. Every Friday, its ’80s-themed Retro Dance Party attracts a clientele as diverse as you’d expect from the Riverwest . . .
Tuesday, March 25, 2008

On the Border

Truly, it’s all about location. Try wedging a sawbuck into the underpants of the person in the adjoining pew, and you’ll likely end up getting upbraided, excommunicated and a job in Washington. Selfsame behavior at On the Border, however, will be much appreciated by the huge roster of lovely ladies performing each day at the . . .
Tuesday, March 25, 2008


It’s a funny name for a romantic bar, but then, romance often assumes a melancholy hue. Blu is a comfortably furnished bar with wing-back chairs and warm mahogany. The biggest attraction of this perch atop the historic Pfister Hotel is the perch itself, with views of the lake through the east windows by day and . . .