February 2017 Issue: MKE After Dark

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Identity Crisis
How does a Rust Belt city known for beer and brats reinvent itself to the world in the 21st century? We look at MKE the brand, then and now.
By Doug Moe

Shelter From the Storm
Carmen Pitre helped build the nation’s most comprehensive facility of its kind for families to escape domestic violence. But first she had to work through her own complicated history of abuse.
By Zach Brooke

MKE After Dark
Sun: down. Party: on. Our definitive guide to where to go for late-night libations, music, grooving and protesting. Yes, protesting. Plus a bunch of other things worth doing post-dusk.
By Carole Nicksin


Lean In
The sugary sweet drug contributing to the opioid epidemic. 
By Eben Pindyck

Burning Cold
Sticky ice racing.
By Matt Hrodey

Binary Choices
Can electronic voting ever be as safe as paper and pencil?
By Matt Hrodey

Alex Molinaroli’s pool troubles.

Explained: Ice Volcanoes
The deets on ice volcanoes.
By Matt Hrodey

Positively Cheri
Making your mark in a city designed for others.
By Matt Hrodey


Home Brew
Schlitz mansion’s new owners relocated from the outer ‘burbs to be closer to the inner city.
By Kristine Hansen

Blazing a Path
UPAF celebrates a milestone b-day.
By Matt Hrodey

Second City
Nick Petrie’s thrilling followup to The Drifter.
By Tom Tolan

Can You Dig It?
Shop local for winter gear that will stand up to the frigid temps, as modeled by our own senior editor, Matt Hrodey.

School Drama King
Everybody loves this teacher’s plays
By Zach Brooke

Agenda: February
Twenty reasons to get out of the house.

60 Seconds With…
The finalists in MKE Ballet’s choreography competition.


Outside the Lines
A Bay View woman learns how the other side of her city lives by mentoring girls full of hope but also hard lessons.
By Kristine Hansen


Fish Tales
Restaurant fries you need to try, our “ultimate” plate, readers’ picks and more
By Ann Christenson

Thanks Be to Cod
Churches and Legion posts + beer batter = yum!
By Ann Christenson

Readers’ Picks
Top choices reeled in from a recent online survey.
By Ann Christenson

Band of Buddies
How do you own two high-profile restaurants and stay best friends? Ask this trio.
By Ann Christenson


Freese’s Candy Shoppe
Since ’28, Freese’s Candy has taken chocolate hearts very seriously.
By Rich Rovito

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