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The Barrett vs. Walker Gubernatorial Cage Match is On and Full of Promisenew

Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker really wants to be governor of Wisconsin. So does Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. In order to win over the hearts and minds of voters, they're making plans and promises, many of which may seem awesome... but only at first blush.
Isthmus  |  Emily Mills  |  03-15-2010  |  Commentary

One Man's 'Life After Hate': A Former White Supremacist Works for Peacenew

Back in 1988, Arno Michaels even helped to organize Skinfest in Doctors Park, which attracted skinheads from all over the country, featured swastika flags and led to a drunken rampage throughout Milwaukee, during which the racist skinheads beat up anyone in their way.
Shepherd Express  |  Lisa Kaiser  |  02-12-2010  |  Race & Class

Custard’s Last Stands: Milwaukee and Frozen Dairy Treatsnew

Milwaukee has many unique commodities that unite the city under a banner of civic pride. One of the most beloved is soft, rich, creamy custard. Here's a short history of how it got to the Midwest and where it's still king.
Shepherd Express  |  Sarah Blondich  |  08-07-2009  |  Food+Drink

High-Speed Rail and Race Relationsnew

Are central Milwaukee politicians blatantly selling out their constituents to support the Democratic rail transit pipe-dream? How can a fixed-rail trolley system serving white collars and tourists downtown be supported by black politicians over a bus system targeted directly at the inner city?
Shepherd Express  |  Theodore Hausmann III  |  04-03-2009  |  Race & Class

How Milwaukee Does Itnew

As always, the Shepherd’s Fifth Biennial Sex Survey is an unscientific sample, so it’s best to assume that its large, self-selected sample skews more sexually adventurous than the average Milwaukeean. But kinky as they can be, it seems that at heart Milwaukeeans are a bunch of romantics.
Shepherd Express  |  Evan Rytlewski  |  02-13-2009  |  Sex

Mr. Jobs: Investment Board Head Discusses Milwaukee's Efforts to Create Employmentnew

When Donald Sykes took over the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board in 2007, he had decades of experience in training new workers. Now Sykes faces the worst job losses in the United States since 1945, including large layoffs in our area, and a shaky employment future.
Shepherd Express  |  Louis Fortis and Lisa Kaiser  |  01-23-2009  |  Economy

Burbank Cartel Seeks to Nurture the Milwaukee Scenenew

Without Translation, the new album from Milwaukee's Burbank Cartel, is the album I've been waiting for the band to make. It is an album that sounds remarkably modern, remarkably self-assured: It sounds like alternative rock should sound in the early 21st century.
Shepherd Express  |  Michael Carriere  |  10-10-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

The Long Walk: From Milwaukee to Chicago on Two Feetnew

I've bicycled from Chicago to Milwaukee a dozen or so times, including several trips during the dead of winter on the annual Frozen Snot Century ride. But lately I've been getting interested in walking as a form of travel that helps me take in more of my surroundings by slowing me down.
Chicago Newcity  |  John Greenfield  |  08-20-2008  |  Travel

Prophetic Bridges Milwaukee's Disparate Hip-Hop Scenesnew

Like just about everything in the city, Milwaukee’s hip-hop scenes are divided by racial and geographical boundaries. Without pandering to either demographic, his upcoming album, Mo Profit, Mo Progress, holds appeal to East Side backpackers and North Side trappers alike.
Shepherd Express  |  Evan Rytlewski  |  06-27-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

The Untimely End of the Echo Base Collectivenew

On April 23, the Echo Base Collective prepared for what they thought would be a quiet Wednesday night of folk and performance groups when two police appeared.
Shepherd Express  |  Tea Krulos  |  05-30-2008  |  Music

Teens and STDs: The Silent Epidemicnew

Many were shocked when the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported last year that one in four teenage girls had contracted a sexually transmitted disease -- but Milwaukee experts weren't. Milwaukee has a long-standing problem not only with teen pregnancy, but with teen STDs as well.
Shepherd Express  |  Lisa Kaiser  |  05-23-2008  |  Science

R.I.P. Since By Man, 1999-2008new

After a year and a half of inactivity, the Milwaukee hardcore band Since By Man made it official, announcing plans to break up following one last show this Saturday.
Shepherd Express  |  Evan Rytlewski  |  04-25-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Immigration Raids Hit Milwaukeenew

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has categorized these immigrants as "fugitives" who have been given a final order of deportation and have remained in the country. But that term encompasses a variety of people who aren't criminals, advocates say.
Shepherd Express  |  Lisa Kaiser  |  04-25-2008  |  Immigration

Milwaukee's Record Store Day Line-Upnew

In an effort to drive consumers back to record stores, artists like The Black Keys, Built to Spill, Death Cab For Cutie, R.E.M. and Vampire Weekend will release in-store-only singles, and local record stores like Atomic and the Exclusive Company will offer special sales and free live music throughout the day.
Shepherd Express  |  Evan Rytlewski  |  04-18-2008  |  Music

The Spoilers: Nader and the Greens Go Their Separate Waysnew

After the Green Party narrowly selected political unknown David Cobb as its presidential candidate, Ralph Nader berated the party as "strange," said it was run by a "cabal," and predicted that it would be a "big loser" in the November election.
Illinois Times  |  Todd Spivak  |  07-08-2004  |  Politics

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