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Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008

Assembly Endorsement

The 22nd Assembly District, which encompasses the North Shore suburbs and some of Milwaukee, is fortunate to have the choice of four top-notch candidates to represent them in the next legislative session. But one candidate stands out from the rest. The Shepherd Express strongly endorses Sandra Pasch for the 22nd District.
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008
I grew up in a small town in Indiana with a population of about 5,000. The town had two stoplights, one on each end of the downtown area, which stretched for one block.
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008

This Week in Milwaukee

Nas w/ Talib Kweli @ The Rave, 8 p.m. Given the inability of Nas’ last album to explain exactly why hip-hop was dead, the media understandably greeted Nas’ latest untitled album, originally titled Nigger, with great skepticism. Against the odds, though, the rapper created a piece of art that more than addressed...
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

Think outside your box

Welcome to SEXpress, the Shepherd Express’ new sex advice column. As your lovely hostess, I’ll be answering your questions, interviewing nationally known sexperts as they travel through our city, and sharing my thoughts about all things sex related. How did I get this plum job, you ask? Well, I’ve worked as a sexuality educator for more than a decade—on college campuses, in community organizations, in state agencies and in congregations.
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008
Can the red-hot market for solar panels generate green jobs for Milwaukee? Some city officials are hoping so. “We’ll be looking into whether we can build them locally,” says Ann Beier, director of environmental sustainability for the city of Milwaukee. Beier and others want to use part of a $200,000 federal Solar City grant to fund...
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.
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008

A Shepherd Q&A with Fighting Bob Fest speaker Phil Donahue

Phil Donahue is angry. Sure, Donahue is still the warm, witty and generous man who interviewed thousands of guests as the host of "Donahue," which revolutionized TV talk shows by including the audience in each discussion. But Donahue is angry, too. Angry at the Bush administration's lie-laden arguments for the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Angry at the members of Congress who parroted the administration's talking points and obediently voted for war.

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