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Sports - Feb. 4, 2016
Watch J.J. Watt read his less than glowing pre-draft scouting reports
J.J. Watt may be the best football player in the league, but the scouting reports on his coming out of Wisconsin were mixed, to say the least. Dan Patrick had him read them on his show this week.
Bars & Clubs - Feb. 4, 2016
Women handcuffed to a bar? Stupid is as stupid does
This gimmick of handcuffing women to a bar for free drinks until they have to urinate makes me shake my head in wonder and almost a kind of sadness.
Buzz - Feb. 2, 2016
Harvard researcher uses Milwaukee as lab for work on poverty and eviction
Harvard's Matthew Desmond got his doctorate at UW-Madison and has used Milwaukee as a laboratory for his groundbreaking work on poverty and the relationship to eviction from homes for poor people.
Arts & Entertainment - Feb. 2, 2016
Milwaukee theater delivered a weekend of fabulous females on stage
Once I got a chance to sit down and think about it, I was full of marvel at the female actor talent that I saw on stage over the weekend. One spectacular performance after another proved one fact: The ladies rule!
Buzz - Feb. 2, 2016
Abdul-Jabbar writes thoughtful article to Trump supporters
It is fitting that the day after the first primary in the race for president, former Bucks star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wrote an open letter for The Washington Post to supporters of Donald Trump.
Arts & Entertainment - Feb. 1, 2016
Once "The Devil's Music" gets going, it's a train that roars ahead at The Rep
"The Devil's Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith," is running at the Stackner Cabaret at The Milwaukee Rep in a production built around the prodigious talents of Zonya Love as Bessie.
Arts & Entertainment - Jan. 31, 2016
Three actors carry "Agnes of God" into theater heaven at Renaissance
The battles between a life of faith and a secular life - science and religion have provided great fodder for novels, film and, of course theater.And along those lines Renaissance mounts a wonderful "Agnes of God."
Arts & Entertainment - Jan. 30, 2016
Sex a lure for "Powder Her Face" but it's really a tale of just looking for love
Sexual indiscretion is what the Skylight Music Theatre offered up Friday night at the opening of "Powder Her Face," the chamber opera by Thomas Adés with a libretto by Philip Hensher.
Travel & Visitors Guide - Jan. 29, 2016
The Donald and the rest are all wrong. This is what's wrong with America!
In the heat of this political season we get lots of candidates talking about what's wrong with America. You name it, someone thinks it's the cause of all that is bad in our country. They are all wrong
Arts & Entertainment - Jan. 29, 2016
"The Mojo and The Sayso" delivers a searing look at coping with the worst grief
"What happened that night?" A lead in, certainly, to a mystery, one to be solved at the end of a night as the audience finally goes, "Oh, yeah. That's what happened that night." The play opened at the Rep Thursday night.
Buzz - Jan. 28, 2016
Duncan's MPS comments deserve a serious and thoughtful response
Former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan called the Milwaukee Public Schools a "national disgrace," and this city ought to recognize the truth of that statement and rally to find meaningful and serious reform.
Buzz - Jan. 28, 2016
Milwaukee's terrible, no good, very bad week in the national spotlight
So, Milwaukee, how was your week? We love it when the national media shines its light on Milwaukee, but this week? Not so much, as terrorism, greed and racism all got time in the spotlight.
Buzz - Jan. 28, 2016
Poignant viral video has a message that Milwaukee can take to heart
Most of the time I don't bother getting wrapped up in all those "feel good" videos that seem to inundate the World Wide Web. But I've found one that has an important message - particularly for Milwaukee.
Arts & Entertainment - Jan. 28, 2016
Rep's "Of Mice and Men" tells a mesmerizing tale of relentless heartbreak
Mark Clements' "Of Mice and Men" production running at the Milwaukee Rep is a play about heartbreak, and who among us has not witnessed heartbreak, either our own or a loved one.
Buzz - Jan. 25, 2016
Blistering Toronto Star article rips segregation in Milwaukee
Milwaukee gets a lot of good ink and links nationally, but it's not all seashells and balloons, as former Marquette head coach Al McGuire might say. For example: a recent story in the Toronto Star serves as a blistering indictment of our racial segregation.
Arts & Entertainment - Jan. 25, 2016
Wisconsin skater brings Princess Belle to the ice in Disney's "Dare to Dream"
There is almost nothing like watching children see a live stage performance, whether it's a play, music or dance. "Dare to Dream," a Disney skating spectacular is a great chance for the kids, opening Feb. 4.
Buzz - Jan. 24, 2016
10 reasons to wish that the big storm out east was burying us in Milwaukee
I could be in the minority but I wish that "Blizzard of the Century" on the East Coast would be happening right in Milwaukee. There's something about a big storm that brings out the very best in people.
Buzz - Jan. 21, 2016
Forget "Forward": Newly proposed gun laws make "Duck!" the state motto
Wisconsin Republicans are angry seemingly all the time, but State Sen. Mary Lazich has an idea that could make them all much happier: Let's allow guns to be carried both on school grounds and in schools.
Arts & Entertainment - Jan. 19, 2016
Theaters struggle with gender diversity
Last week, we discussed the issue of ethnic diversity in the world of Milwaukee theater. This week, we take a look at gender diversity and the efforts to provide more opportunities for women.
Arts & Entertainment - Jan. 16, 2016
First Stage's "Holes" digs up a strong story about life's obstacles
Obstacles dug into the Earth, are at the heart of "Holes," the adaptation of the famous novel by Louis Sachar, that opened Friday night at First Stage at the Todd Wehr Theater at the Marcus Center.
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