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Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008

The 21st Annual LGBT Film/Video Festival

As autumn approaches and daylight hours diminish, more and more of us will be inclined to spend our nights looking for something bright and clear— especially on the big screen. From Sept. 4-14, Milwaukeeans get another chance to brighten their eyes and enlighten their minds with the annual LGBT Film/Video Festival...
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008

Wild Earth’s varied delight

The expansion of the Potawatomi Bingo Casino may be ongoing, but another new restaurant, Wild Earth, opened during the first week of August. The new venue, located on the upper level—away from the noise of the casino—offers an American menu with a few American-Indian accents. In some respects this is a less-pricy version of Dream Dance, the casino’s flagship restaurant.
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008
I want to point out the connection between the spirit of unity and the spirit that brought about the union movement,” Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama told 15,000 labor supporters in Milwaukee on Monday. Obama said that he didn’t want to make a political speech at the same time Hurricane Gustav...
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008
The Milwaukee Public Market, the symbol of a rejuvenated Third Ward, will expand this December as Good Harvest Market of Pewaukee moves into the former Broadway Produce Co. building. In addition to retaining the old “Commission Row” flavor, the market also aims to stay true to its mission of supporting local farm ers and businesses.
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008

Conservatives are masquerading as Democrats

(Endorsements) Are some Republicans stooping to new levels this year? Factions of the Republican Party have become so toxic that one of its most conservative members, former state Sen. Tom Reynolds, has recruited extreme right-wing candidates to run as Democrats in the Sept. 9 primary.
Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008

Middle East Buffet

Casablanca (728 E. Brady St.) offers outdoor seating, a lounge where it’s possible to smoke from a water pipe, and a pleasant dining room. The large menu, which is strictly vegetarian on weekdays, sets high standards for Middle Eastern food. A first timer might want to try the weekday lunch...
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008

This Week in Milwaukee

Lewis Black @ Potawatomi Bingo Casino, 11 p.m. Though he’s likely blown any chance he had at film stardom after a string of appear ances in awful movies like Robin Williams’ Man of the Year and the 2006 kid film Unaccompanied Minors, angry comedian Lewis Black has had better luck cashing in his "Daily Show"...
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008

Underage Students Scrounge For Entertainment

Kevin Christensen had heard promising talk about Milwaukee’s music scene and was eager to take in as many local bands as possible when he enrolled in UW-Milwaukee as a freshman last year. He was in store for a letdown.
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008

Roux Brothers ranks among the best

In 2005 John Smurawa opened Roux Brothers, a small place in Shorewood geared to the carryout trade but stocked with a large selection of bottled hot sauces. Smurawa had more ambitious plans, however, and in 2007 moved to larger quarters in Cedarburg.
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008
Republican Congressman Paul Ryan may feel that his southern Wisconsin district is safe. But three Democratic challengers on the Sept. 9 primary ballot disagree—not only with that assessment, but with Ryan’s support of President George Bush and presidential nominee Sen. John McCain.

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