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FEATURES Hometown Celebrations Sometimes the best plans for a summer weekend are right under our noses. By the Editors  You Can Play That Game Feel like a kid again with these playground games geared for adults. By Sara Rae Lancaster, Howie Magner and Tim McCormick Summer Innocence Sunshine on bare skin, music through an open […]

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Hometown Celebrations
Sometimes the best plans for a summer weekend are right under our noses.
By the Editors 

You Can Play That Game
Feel like a kid again with these playground games geared for adults.
By Sara Rae Lancaster, Howie Magner and Tim McCormick

Summer Innocence
Sunshine on bare skin, music through an open window, fresh melon from a roadside stand. Our senses awakened, summertime casts its spell on us.
By Liam Callanan, Dasha Kelly and C.J. Hribal

The Good Earth
Farming took the place of filmmaking for artist Micaela O’Herlihy. The mother of three grows herbs and produce for a handful of Milwaukee restaurants on her farm in Wisconsin’s magical Driftless Area. 
By Ann Christenson

A Gathering of the Tribe
Editor Kurt Chandler’s monthly letter to our readers.
By Kurt Chandler

INSIDER

Milwaukee, The Movie
Our vision of a Brew City blockbuster, as directed by Michael Bay.
By Ann Christenson and Claire Hanan

Running it up the Flagpole
Has our city  banner reached its expiration date?
By Tim McCormick

In a Bind
A locally sourced summer reading list for lovers of marital drama, influenza outbreaks and delicious pie.
By Ann Christenson and Claire Hanan

Meet Me at Vliet Street
The portion immediately west of Washington Park has quietly become one of the most artful in the city.
By Matt Hrodey

One Man’s Trash
A South Side alderman wants to bring composting to an alley near you.
By Tim McCormick

Summer School with a Twist
Got a yen to raise a hen, an itch to strike it rich? Find out how, through these unusual classes offered by Milwaukee Recreation.
By A. Martina Ibañez-Baldor

The New Milwaukeeans
Learning to say “bubbler.”
By Georgia Pabst

Dogs Unleashed
O, give me a home where the fur babies roam.
By Claire Hanan

Sir Reverb
One man’s decades-long rumination on rock.
By Rich Rovito

Following Suits
The highs and lows of starting a swimsuit company in a city not exactly known for balmy weather.
By Claire Hanan

A Vision in Wood
How a MIAD grad tapped one of the state’s natural resources for his fashion-forward eyewear collection.
By Claire Hanan

EVENTS

The Best of the ‘Fest
A song-based guide, in order of our excitement level, to the Big Gig shows that are well worth the price of admission.
By Kevin Mueller

The Best of the Rest
Summerfest, schmummerfest. Fill your playlist with these songs to get you in the mood for the season’s best (eclectic!) musical performances.
By Kevin Mueller

The Arts at a Glance
Our performing arts critic recommends foregoing the beach to see these productions.
By Paul Kosidowski

Dream Works
Public art often gets a bad rap in this town. so we asked local voices in art and architecture to tell us what they would commission if funds and bureaucracy weren’t obstacles. They did not hold back.
By Debra Brehmer

Calendar
Our guide to the season’s unexpected arts and cultural happenings.
Edited by Claire Hanan

DINING

Air Apparent
These restaurant patios are not only killer spots for enjoying summer. Afoodionados will be appeased, too.
By Ann Christenson

Buenavista Taco Club
A street food mission to the South Side will inevitably become a quick substitute to Old Mexico.
By Ann Christenson

Cool Beans
Iced coffee is the vehicle for rich, juicy flavor. These local cafes are brewing it bold and beautifully.
By Ann Christenson

Games of Foam 
Colectivo’s Leeann Soo Wacker turns heads at barista competitions with ingredients like sea salt and blackberry preserves.
By Kristine Hansen

POINT OF VIEW

Dennis Kois
Milwaukee native Dennis Kois, the Public Museum’s new president, has grand plans for the newly debt-free institution.
By Claire Hanan

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