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The many, many, many escapes of Eliza Blue

Published Sept. 28, 2015

Eliza Blue was hard on the eyes, but not in the way Donald Trump thinks that about Carly Fiorina. In 1905, the Milwaukee woman permanently blinded a man by throwing acid in his face. Ten years later, Eliza blinded another man the same way. She was also Milwaukee's greatest escape artist since Harry Houdini left town.


Doors Open Milwaukee: Our own top 10 places to see

Published Sept. 18, 2015

I asked a couple of Doors Open Milwaukee Committee members, who have been working on this event along with me for the last nine months, to offer their individual top 10 lists. With varying backgrounds and tastes, yet both with a love for the city and this event, these individuals know Doors Open. Take a look at who they are, and check out what they want to see. You may want to follow in their footsteps.


"Best of Enemies" offers an entertaining look at the worst of political debates

Published Sept. 6, 2015

The new documentary "Best of Enemies" shares a lot in common with the debates it's chronicling - the biggest of which is that despite its shortcomings, it's still bitingly entertaining and engaging. Co-director Morgan Neville - working with Robert Gordon - may not be a great storyteller, but he knows how to spot great stories. That was the case with the background singers in "20 Feet from Stardom," and that's the case here with Vidal v Buckley.


Making Paddy McFest: The creation of the iconic Irish Fest leprechaun logo

Published Aug. 8, 2015

As the 35th anniversary of Irish Fest approaches, one icon that is hard to escape in Milwaukee - and in many ways nationally - is its official logo: the smiling leprechaun known today as Paddy McFest. But Paddy's development, like other symbols of the Fest, did not come easily, since within the Irish community - and certainly within Ireland - there has long been debate on the way the country and its culture are presented to the world at large.

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The Productivity Paradox

The Productivity Paradox – Comparing Innovations by Paul Winghart Would you rather be the only one with a motorcar in 2013 or the only one with a smart phone in 1913?  Assuming the entire current infrastructure is in place so your phone would work then as it does now, the question ge...

Award Season Reviews: The King's Speech

THE KING'S SPEECH received a lot of early buzz for Colin Firth's performance as King George VI, but it's been gaining a lot more momentum lately as a possible Best Picture contender. Both are absolutely valid. In his latest effort, Tom Hooper has created something that is at once beautifully ...

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