Jon Anne Willow



Q&A: Kathy Mykleby

After almost 40 years in the business, Kathy Mykleby is Milwaukee’s matriarch of broadcast news. But how relevant is a TV news anchor these days? Is Milwaukee a good news town? Absolutely. And that’s probably because we’ve had the benefit of being at the center of the news of the nation. We have continued to matter even though our market has shrunk. I always think there can be a Wisconsin connection to any story, and I’m hardly ever wrong. In your early days in Milwaukee, you got passed up for promotions repeatedly. Has it been frustrating, trying to find your…

The New Entrepreneurs

They turned half-baked ideas into successful startups, took complicated problems and invented new technologies. Curious to see how far they could go, these 12 business visionaries set a path for others to follow.

The Man Who Came to Dinner

Illustration by Daniel Downey. The sun was sinking low in the hazy Iowa summer sky, but I wouldn’t come inside. My 6-year-old hair, laboriously combed into two long pigtails, now stuck to my face in the heat, the long-sleeved blouse patterned with Alice in Wonderland characters clung to my skinny back. I had insisted on wearing it because I thought my dad would like it. He had a black-light mural in a similar design on his apartment wall. My mom came out on the porch. Wearily, she sat down beside me and put her arm around my shoulders. I shrank…