December 2017

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Drinking Guide
Our most comprehensive package about imbibing culture — wine, beer, spirits. Dive bars, quirky bev industry folk, our list of Top Cocktails and then some.

Mensch on a Mission
Hannah Rosenthal, Milwaukee Jewish Federation’s CEO, has spent her life fighting for causes, never forgetting her fundamental values, her parents’ legacy and the ongoing oppression of minorities.
By Dan Simmons

The Blizzard of 1947
The city’s most crippling snowfall on record brought life as Milwaukeeans knew it to a standstill, exposing weaknesses in the civic structure (a very flawed snow removal system) but also bringing out the humanity of its citizens.
By Matthew J. Prigge


The Lifecycle of a Christmas Tree
Where Christmas trees come from
By Matt Hrodey

Annual Review
The highs and lows of this year
By Matt Hrodey

These Walls
The bar that once ruled Wisconsin politics
By Matt Hrodey

In the Year 2018
Chris Coyier gazes into his crystal ball.

The Long Walk
Two women take a meaningful trek.
By Matt Hrodey


A Dickens of a Time
41 years, 11 Scrooges, five adaptations, one enduring tradition
By Kevin Mueller

With a Bow on Top
What’s on our staffers’ lists
By Lindsey Anderson

Sonic Disruption
Hall Rammel has been making airwaves for more than 20 years.
By Lindsey Anderson

Museum Musings
Jewish Museum explores the beauty of Shabbat.
By Aly Prouty

Staying Alive
Our own vaudeville throwback.
By Lindsey Anderson

Ignore the forecasts — December is heating up.


Extreme Bakers
Baking thousands of cookies is a labor of love for some cooks.
By Ann Christenson

Golden Days
Wakey, wakey for Bay View’s new breakfast-lunch beacon.
By Ann Christenson


Writing on the Table
Generations of holiday gatherings are embroidered into a touching tablecloth of memories.
By Pamela Hill Nettleton

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