Wisconsin is the worst state in the country for opportunity for black children
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:39:00 CDT - A study by the very respected Annie M. Casey Foundation that says Wisconsin ranks as the worst state in the nation when it comes to racial disparities for children.
Murrow Awards recognize best work at area TV and radio stations
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:01:00 CDT - The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) released the list of the 2014 regional winners in the annual Murrow Awards.
Reynolds brings stability at first base for Brewers
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:06:00 CDT - Mark Reynolds had choices to go elsewhere this offseason, but he picked Milwaukee because it offered a chance to play regularly on a team, he felt, was ready to win. So far, he's helping do the latter by bringing stability to first base.
Blind Horse Winery: Napa Valley meets Wisconsin charm
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:09:00 CDT - What happens when you combine the rustic charm of a historic Wisconsin farmstead with the allure of a Napa Valley-style winery?
Some quick questions with Karmin
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:16:00 CDT - Karmin's rise to success is a now classic 21st century story. The pop duo started off on YouTube, recording chipper covers of top 40 pop and hip-hop hits. Now, the two are currently on tour, making a stop at The Rave Sunday night. OnMilwaukee got a chance to ask the duo about its new album, balancing a real-life relationship in and out of the spotlight and Nick's birthday plans, which happen to fall on Sunday.
15 years in numbers
Sat, 28 Sep 2013 13:01:00 CDT - As we celebrate 15 years in Milwaukee media, OnMilwaukee.com takes a mathematical look at just how much has happened in our city since 1998.
Sun, 7 Apr 2013 06:02:00 CDT - This is where we're going to collect ideas for stories that eventually can put on the budget.
A Meditation on reggae: A great roots harmony trio plays Shank Hall
Sat, 17 Mar 2012 09:03:00 CDT - In honor of this weekend's Milwaukee performance by The Meditations, we present five great 1970s reggae harmony groups - not an easy list to narrow down.
Summerfest on a stick
Sat, 18 Jun 2011 05:16:00 CDT - No one can deny that State Fair is THE food stick festival. But just because Summerfest boasts dozens and dozens of national bands on its many stages each year, doesn't mean that it isn't keeping an eye on stick trends in outdoor festival dining.
Featured bartender: Missy Tucker at Puddler's Hall
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:23:00 CDT - Recently, OnMilwaukee.com stopped in at Puddler's Hall for a beer, a chat with Missy and a suspiciously delicious pretzel.
Latest faith-based offering "Heaven Is for Real" has some real issues
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:46:00 CDT - "Heaven Is for Real" is a moderately welcome upgrade for the Christian film norm. That's not to say it doesn't have many of the same problems that plague its faith-based brethren like a pestilence, but the film adaptation of Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent's bestselling non-fiction book is at least trying. "Heaven Is for Real" still almost necessitates being graded on a curve, but at least the movie earns it.
No wonder Walker doesn't like contracts
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:06:00 CDT - I saw the news the Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was refusing to commit to serving a full four-year term if the people re-elect him this fall. He's signing up to do a job that comes with a particular length of contract, and, unlike someone like me who has to serve the whole length of the contract or suffer the consequences, Walker wants to leave himself an out.
Pounding the strike zone is key to Peralta's success
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:05:00 CDT - Like many players on the Milwaukee Brewers, starting pitcher Wily Peralta was looking to get off to a good start to the 2014 campaign. He's done just that, and the key has been his ability to consistently throw strikes.
Milwaukee ruins: Pabst Whitefish Resort, Commerce Street & Stonehaven
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:53:00 CDT - Sometimes hidden, sometimes in plain site in parks, along roadsides, at the lakefront, are remnants of Milwaukee's past scattered. While Milwaukee has preserved parts of its past built environment, many buildings and bridges and other structures have long disappeared. Meanwhile, stray bits of that past can still be seen. Here are a few...
Bon Iver drummer S. Carey ventures into nature and fatherhood
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:06:00 CDT - After the band's explosion into the spotlight in 2012, it seemed as though every Milwaukee group was trying to find a way to associate itself with Bon Iver. Eau Claire native S. Carey certainly has a pretty solid claim to connection; he is, after all, Bon Iver's drummer. Recently, Carey has taken some time to record his latest album, "Range of Light," and he's bringing the resulting soulful, evocative odes to nature and life to Club Garibaldi Thursday night.
Reaction to Bucks' big day leaves something to be desired
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:32:00 CDT - Reactions across Milwaukee were mixed regarding the sale of the Milwaukee Bucks, and while I truly believe Milwaukee is on the way up and that momentum is a wonderful thing, I'd hate to see the momentum halted by small minds and picky picky people.
Adventure cycling shows off the beauty of Wisconsin's back roads
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:36:00 CDT - As I clicked my gears into lower and lower speeds, I found myself desperate for just one more cog in back. Just a few more teeth that wouldn't ever come. So I resigned myself to what I had, reached into my back pocket, pulled out a peanut butter energy bar and concentrated on spinning and eating. My mind alternated between stopping and walking and continuing to push through...
Journal should heed lessons of the past to influence future
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:07:00 CDT - The company that we've come to know as Journal Communications owns media properties on three of the most used traditional media platforms in the market. The history of the company's past may provide some perspective on where it is going now.
The Brewers aren't a mirage, and Carlos Gomez can't be contained
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:03:00 CDT - The Milwaukee Brewers return to Miller Park tonight with baseball's best record and a suspension looming for All-Star centerfielder Carlos Gomez. Is the team for real? Yes. And can - or should - Gomez be reigned in? No. His passion is a reason the Brewers are in this position to begin with. And, don't underestimate the impact of Martin Maldonado's looming suspension either. (Video included)
Heat index, April 2014
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:02:00 CDT - Spring is finally heating up, especially for the red-hot Brewers. But it's cold for others out there, like the last-place Bucks. What's trending this month? Nordstrom Rack, Hank the Dog, and of course, construction. Everywhere. We're here to poke fun at all of it.