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December 2016 Issue: Come Together

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Steakhouse Stakeout
We’ve got the beef! Besides a sizzling package of 10 local restaurants competing for your hard-earned dollars, we serve up the 411 on sides, sauces and more.
By Ann Christenson

Come Together
Reflections on race from those who consider it daily: five black Milwaukeeans with community standing and powerful voices. You’ll want to know what’s on their minds.
By Barbara Miner

Seven Hundred Mondays
This book club has been together 62 years, and its members remember even further back, to Pearl Harbor day – incidentally, 75 years ago this month.
By Sandy Tolan

Make It Merry
Update the look of your holiday table. Decorator Jessica Jubelirer and floral designer Sally Vander Wyst provide plenty of inspiration.


Lead Dread
A decades-old public health crisis rises to the surface.
By Matt Hrodey

State Party
Our state’s Open Book website has uncovered some spendthrifts.
By Claire Hanan

Master of the Click
The rise and fall of an internet celebrity.
By Matt Hrodey

Wild Encounter
A foxy story.
By Matt Hrodey

New Era
Upheaval at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has cost the organization key funding and stuff.
By Georgia Pabst


Bearded Wonder
Even though he has real reindeer and a Santa education, it’s Paul Akert’s storytelling that sets him apart from others who don the red velvet suit.
By Kristine Hansen

Branching Out
This Ozaukee County Christmas tree farm was born on a blind date.
By Kristine Hansen

Merry Markets
Find unique gifts for everyone on your list at these four fairs.
By Claire Hanan

Put a Bow on It
A coloring book, an ornament and a bracelet not for the faint of heart.
By Claire Hanan

Off the Shelf
We asked area bigwigs what they’re reading.
By Rich Rovito

Silver Stories
Anne Basting’s work on aging nets the title of “genius” and over $600,000.
By Matt Hrodey

Finish the year with our bang-up collection of culture
By Claire Hanan


Street Drama
An Alverno professor’s trip to Paris reveals the tragic plight of Middle Eastern and African migrants.
By Nat Godley


Three cocktails – with recipes included – sure to keep you warm well into the new year.
By Ann Christenson

Community Feast
Volunteers come to St. Benedict church on Ninth and State to serve a home-cooked meal six days a week to anyone who wants it.
By Howie Magner

Holly Days
Five food-and-drink-immersed ways to make very merry this season.
By Ann Christenson


Props Unlimited
Peek inside this 20,000-square-foot warehouse, where you’ll find everything from Santa thrones to a life-size baby elephant statue.
By Avrum D. Lank

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