April 2014: Dream Homes


Dream Homes
Let your imagination run wild.
By Sara Rae Lancaster

The Grudge Won’t Budge
The curious history of Milwaukee County government. The people, the pension scandal and the reforms.
By Larry Sandler

House of Cords
A current of contentment runs through Florentine Opera’s Riverwest headquarters and its “casa” of young stars-in-training. You might call this a musical movement.
By Tom Strini


Second Fiddle
A thoughtful conversation – conducted at arm’s length – with the anonymous owner of the Lipinski Stradivarius.
By Mario Quadracci

Getting a handle on the “city” Twitter account that isn’t what it seems.
By Matt Hrodey

The In Crowd
By Abby Callard and Claire Hanan 

Way of the Dragon
Both hipsters and Taiwanese manufacturers benefit from the rise in handcrafted bikes.
By Kristine Hansen 

Hey, Gimme Back My Refund!
A pricey new system hopes to stop impersonators from stealing millions in tax refunds.
By Aimee Robinson

Field Work
WUWM reporter Susan Bence took the long way to her dream job.
By Jane Hampden 

The Brain Trust
How the Wisconsin Parkinson Association’s research institute makes it easy to donate your brain to science.
By Joan Elovitz Kazan 

Dramatic Achromatics
The new neutrals are amped up with splashes of metallics and pastels. Get on board.
By Claire Hanan / Styled by Lizzy Lovas


A Great Lake Diminished
Stressors plague our Great Lake. Some day, will it roar no more?
By John Kaufman


Musical Chairs
Local outfit Animals in Human Attire has painted a frenetic rainbow of rock stylings with its latest album.
By Tyler Maas 


School of Sauce
In the name of all things classic Italian comes Little DeMarinis, an homage to a beloved Bay View pizzeria.
By Ann Christenson

Trial By Curry
In a jury of your peers, you’ve been found guilty of loving Thai food. Your sentence is to visit Jownai Fouquet.
By Ann Christenson

Chefrigerator: Zach Espinoza
Bivalves and branzino are among the fresh catches on Zach Espinosa’s menu at Harbor House. But they’re not in the fridge he shares with his wife, Katie, the GM at fellow Bartolotta restaurant Bacchus. Nope, not a fin to be found.
By Ann Christenson


Bob Reitman
The times they are a-changin’. Bob Reitman reflects on nearly 50 years in radio.
By Tim McCormick