21 Ideas to Change Milwaukee 
Can Milwaukee really transform from old to bold? Yes, say city leaders. From the slightly expected to the rather radical, here’s how to do it by the year 2050.

By Abby Callard

Stroke of Genius

Reginald Baylor has a signature style, both in person and in paint. One of Milwaukee’s best-known and appreciated artists, his high-priced canvases are surely coveted, but his impact is stretching much further, deep into the city he proudly calls home.

By Paul Kosidowski

Here They Stand

A still-grieving yet steadfast and strong community shares its collective soul.
By Adam Ryan Morris

Field of Dreamers

Milwaukee once had the country’s most convenient airport – until it disappeared.
By Liam Callanan


Lion’s Share

Why Wisconsin’s sputtering job recovery will mostly benefit men.
By Erik Gunn

Faces of Death

Forensic investigators pull back the curtain on life’s grisliest ends.
By Corrinne Hess

Down on the Farm

The fight against hunger takes to the earth.
By Jenna Kashou

Wooden Words

The world’s largest wood-type workshop is in danger of washing away.
By Maureen Post

No Place Like Home

Forget national chains. Outfit your house or condo with furnishings made right here in Wisconsin.
By Kristine Hansen

Cloak of Color

Winter coats don’t have to look as heavy as they feel.
By Claire Hanan


Casting a Lifeline

Hobbies make you happier when you’re older. But you have to have one first.


Home Is Where the Art Is

Molly Rohde’s career comes full circle with Skylight Music Theatre’s The Sound of Music.
By Paul Kosidowski


Memory Lane

Bartolotta’s take on the classic Midwestern supper club is so laced in nostalgia, it makes you wonder if moving forward means always keeping an eye on the past.

On Sake Ground

The Third Ward welcomes Japanese dining back to a familiar address.

Point of View

She Remembers

Hannah Rosenthal was a familiar name in Wisconsin government until she went national. Now she’s coming back.