April 2013: Best Places to Live


Best Places to Live
From Lac La Belle to Washington Heights, featuring lakefront mansions to fixer-uppers, 20 neighborhoods stand at the vanguard of a resurgent housing market.
By Abby Callard

The New Faith
More Muslims than Jews. A nondenominational frenzy. A city brought up on Catholicism and the Lutheran way is reinterpreting its relationship with God.
By Matt Hrodey

Goldin Boy
E-books are changing the way we read. Even Barnes & Noble is struggling to keep up. But one local independent bookseller has become a part of Milwaukee’s literary scene while making an impact on a national scale.
By Claire Hanan

An Equation for Success
Keeping super-smart high school students challenged in the classroom has become a nationwide goal. Locally, one high school may have found an answer to the problem.
By Manya Kaczkowski


Game of Chance
Native American tribes are pushing the largest gaming expansion in a decade.
By Tom Held 

River Friends
Why the return of otters to the lower Milwaukee River is good news for all species.
By John Kaufman

Wide Ride
Rain? Snow? Ankle-deep mud? Such is child’s play to the fat bike.
By Tom Held 

Life of the Party
As a Mequon party planner rubbed elbows with the famous and powerful, he made more than a few mental notes.
By Kristine Hansen

Emerald Envy
Head to toe. Pantone’s gem-inspired color of the year adds a rich pop of pigment to any outfit.
By Claire Hanan 

Sexual Healing
Certified sex therapists help couples with their most intimate issues.
By Jeanette Hurt


Moving Forward
How Wisconsin trails the nation when it comes to one equal-rights issue.
By Kurt Chandler


Animal House
A quirky local band blends more than the recommended amount of humor with its indie-pop sound.
By Tyler Maas


American Pie
The East Side’s sleeper Sicilian adds a plum pizza to its repertoire.
By Ann Christenson

Peru to You
What’s better than Machu Picchu on a Monday? A meal at Chez Paz.
By Ann Christenson

Second Place
Colorful chef Michael Feker spreads his culinary catechism across town to the Knickerbocker Hotel.
By Ann Christenson


Queen of Downtown
The mic belongs to urban envoy Beth (nee Nicols) Weirick.
By Cristina Daglas