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Dining Out
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014

La Borincana brings pork and plantains to Milwaukee’s South Side

The couple that owns La Borincana, which specializes in Puerto Rican cuisine, has expansion plans for the establishment they have operated for the past few years. If all goes as planned, outdoor dining should be possible in the building’s backyard this spring, and a liquor license might be in
extreme midget wrestling
Around Milwaukee
Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014
"I can't believe how extreme this is!"

Be it ironic or an outburst of genuine enthusiasm over the choreographed fauxbrutality on display Friday as the Extreme Midget Wrestling Federation took over the Turner Hall Ballroom for a few bouts of fauxbrutality, the above sentence was actually uttered loudly. Specifically, the exclamation was made during an extremely curious insta...
Concert Reviews
Monday, Jan. 13, 2014

Jan. 11, 2014

Robbie Fulks has gotten some lyrical mileage out of his disdain for the country music corporate machine’s general artistic bankruptcy. But if he’s copacetic with the kind of
Music Feature
Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014
 Nearly 40 years after his first paying gig in the city, there may be no more conversationally colorful character and Milwaukee institution than Paul Cebar. Inherent in Cebar’s verbal floridity, however, is the missionary zeal of a musician whose breadth of taste manifests in his own singular
Album Reviews
Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013
 Is Micah a guitarist with the last name of Olsan or is it the name of his band? Both, it appears. Three young men appear on the back of the jewel case for Highs, Lows, Peaks, Valleys, Rivers, but “their” website focuses on the threesome’s mono-monikered guitarist—a hometown Milwaukee
Dining Out
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013

Breakfast and lunch at Coffee Makes You Black

 If Bradley Thurman’s objective in naming his eatery Coffee Makes You Black was to elicit a chuckle from patrons, mission accomplished. It’s a hoot of a name. But jokes, however amusing they may be (how would coffee make anyone black?), don’t make a sound basis for a restaurant’s