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Sports - July 6, 2015
Arena financing package faces uncertain future in the legislature
The complex plan to find public funds to support the new arena for Downtown Milwaukee appears to be a plan in some jeopardy. There is a lot of horse trading going on for votes and leaders of both houses say the votes aren't there yet to pass the package.
Sports - July 5, 2015
Jason Kidd expected to be named head of Bucks basketball operations
The Milwaukee Bucks are expected to name head coach Jason Kidd the head of basketball operations next week. Kidd tried to get both jobs when he was in Brooklyn and his failure to do so was cited as a factor in him agreeing to come to Milwaukee.John Hammond has been general manager of the Bucks since 2008.
Sports - July 3, 2015
7 agonies in the wide world of sports
Sports can bring joy and jubilation and it's about the best feeling in the world. But the flip side of that coin is the sadness that comes in the world of sports. Here's seven things that make me sad and I just hope someday I can recover.
Sports - July 2, 2015
A hello and a goodbye in the world of Wisconsin basketball
Wisconsin's basketball scene is undergoing change. The Milwaukee Bucks are going to go after a big name free agent, and it's apparent the Bucks are real players this year. That addition, however, is tempered by the loss, after next year, of Bo Ryan. He's going to be missed.
Marketplace - July 2, 2015
From rental cars to fake online product reviews, ripoffs are rampant
It was almost by accident that I discovered a perfectly legal ripoff from a car rental company. But that one seems to be almost small potatoes compared to the scandal of fake reviews that plague the internet.
Sports - July 1, 2015
The top 6 reasons to fall in love with the soccer at the Women's World Cup
The Women's World Cup is turning out to be yet another example of why soccer is called "the beautiful game." Here are six reasons to love watching the tournament.
Sports - June 30, 2015
USA vs. Germany tonight feels like Women's World Cup final
The No. 1 and No. 2 ranked teams in the world, Germany and the United States, will meet tonight for a berth in the final of the Women's World Cup. Both teams were favored to win the tournament before it started and the game feels like it should be the final.
Arts & Entertainment - June 29, 2015
APT's "Pride and Prejudice" fits with Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage
Just one day after the nation was rocked to its foundation by the Supreme Court decision to honor love in all its forms the story of another love that blossomed as the world was changing came to our attention. It's the APT production of "Pride and Prejudice."
Sports - June 29, 2015
Pity party for the Brewers, Jordan Spieth and Mr. Deflategate, Tom Brady
Pity is a coomplex thing but it's relatively easy int he world of sports. There are good guys and bad guys and we like some of them and dislike others. It's all a big pity party.
Arts & Entertainment - June 28, 2015
APT's "The Island" is a harrowing tale of bitter discrimination against black me
"The Island" is a play about the brutality and pain of apartheid in South Africa. But it is also more than that - a tale about the obligation to protest against unworthy conditions. It is a difficult and meaningful play to watch.
Sports - June 26, 2015
Bucks nix power forwards to go for shooters on NBA draft night
The Milwaukee Bucks, who didn't have much shooting in their arsenal last season, went for exactly that in both the NBA draft and a draft-night trade. Rashad Vaughn, a shooter from UNLV, and Greivis Vasquez, a veteran shooter from the Toronto Raptors, will join the Milwaukee Bucks.
Festival Guide - June 25, 2015
Roy Orbison, The Beach Boys and a pocket full of Summerfest memories
Summerfest was nothing more than grass and mud in the early days, the level of excitement soon took on a massive personality. The Beach Boys played after a driving rainstorm and Orbison was a wonderful gentleman.
Festival Guide - June 25, 2015
Florida Georgia Line follows the Rolling Stones with its own high-octane show
Following the Rolling Stones can be a problem for any band. But Florida Georgia Line put on its own high-energy show at the Marcus Amphitheater on the first official night of Summerfest.
Sports - June 24, 2015
Bucks expected to look for a power forward in Thursday's NBA draft
The Milwaukee Bucks look to pick up a power forward in the NBA draft Thursday night. The two names most often mentioned are Bobby Portis from Arkansas and Kevon Looney from UCLA, but both Sam Dekker and Frank Kaminsky from Wisconsin are getting some mentions, as well.
Sports - June 23, 2015
Sports fans deserve honesty and transparency from coaches and GMs
Sports fans provide support for their teams, both moral and financial. I think fans deserve to be treated with respect and be given honest answers about some of the questions that face teams in trouble, like the Brewers.
Festival Guide - June 23, 2015
The Rolling Stones. Ed Sheeran. Booking the world's hottest acts at Summerfest
"Every act is different," Babisch said. "But no act gets booked in a vacuum. You always have to balance one act against what's going on the rest of the festival."
Sports - June 22, 2015
American women look for offense in knockout round against Colombia
The American women have long dominated soccer with a blistering offensive attack game. But that offense has been missing thus far in the World Cup and the women will try to find it in the knockout round, beginning tonight against Colombia
Arts & Entertainment - June 22, 2015
APT'S "Streetcar" delivers everything a theater lover could ever desire
"A Streetcar Named Desire" won the Pulitzer Prize for Tennessee Williams and the American Players Theater delivers a performance that is up to the reputation of the play. Tracy Michelle Arnold, who plays Blanche, has never been better.
Dining - June 21, 2015
This is the absolute worst McDonald's, anywhere
Radio host Charlie Sykes calls the McDonald's at 420E. Capitol Dr. the worst one in the entire world. The service is absolutely horrible and even after years of complaints shows no signs of improvement.
Milwaukee Buzz - June 20, 2015
The selfie: the adult version of "Hey mommy, look at me"
Selfies boggle the mind. Why in the world would someone think that the rest of the world is interested in some picture that people took of themselves doing something funny or stupid or anything. It's just like babies building blocks and saying "Mommy, look at me."
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