December 2009 Volum 34 Number 12   Features Our Greatest Churches In this “city of churches,” we named 25 specimens of such beauty and historical significance, we stand in awe. By H. Russell Zimmermann   Local Color Its identity once primarily Polish, the near South Side has emerged as a neighborhood of great racial diversity. […]

December 2009

Volum 34

Number 12

 

Features

Our Greatest Churches

In this “city of churches,” we named 25 specimens of such beauty and historical significance, we stand in awe.

By H. Russell Zimmermann

 

Local Color

Its identity once primarily Polish, the near South Side has emerged as a neighborhood of great racial diversity. Our writer captures this area’s transformation.

By Barbara Miner

 

Prisoners of Rock ‘N’ Roll

British power-pop rock band Badfinger was off to a blazing start in the late 1960s. Things quickly went, um… bad. The lowest point in the group’s erratic career was a stranger interlude in Milwaukee.

 

Departments

Outfront

Transformation.

By Bruce Murphy

 

Mail

You’ve got a voice, too.

 

Events

Two thriving music groups, a gastro rock star, the Rep’s take on Ann Lander,s Merge’s emergence.

 

Insider

Green goodbye, Wisconsin caviar, a healing garden.

 

First Person

Living accordion to the heart.

 

Pressroom

The details behind a talk-radio sidekick’s pink slip.

 

Reviews

Clean canines and germaphobic Warhol.

 

The Mil

The importance of being earnest.

 

Savvy

Home

Repurposed, recycled, rebeautified.

Shopping

Indulgences for human and beast alike.

 

Real Estate

Classic homes that hold their value.

 

Health

What? A common hearing malady among women.

By Caroline Goyette

 

Arts

Is jazz’s golden age over? We hope not.

By Michael Drew

 

Dining

Two worthy, but wildly different places to eat – Hotel Metro and Victor’s on Van Buren.

By Ann Christenson

 

Endgame

Does Mark Neumann have the goods to beat Scott Walker for governor?

By Marc Eisen

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