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Shelter From the Storm

Carmen Pitre runs the world's most comprehensive facility dedicated to victims of domestic abuse. She gives hope to the hopeless, seeing in them many of the same struggles that defined her early life....

MKE After Dark

Sun: down. Party: on. Our definitive guide to where to go for late-night libations, music, grooving and protesting. Yes, protesting. Plus a bunch of other things worth doing post-dusk....

Identity Crisis

Milwaukee has struggled to reach beyond its beer-and-brats identity in a way that stirs both visitors and residents. Are we finally close to getting it right?...

Brotherhood of Bruisers

On Saturday nights in suburbia, hundreds gather to watch men in tights grapple in staged combat that has been described as ballet with violence. But forgive the occasional off-script moment when the tough guys get a twitch of emotion and the tears begin to fall....

Seven Hundred Mondays

In 1954, a group of local women started a book club. They still meet once a month, but their six decades of friendship has proven richer and more illuminating than the tens of thousands of pages they've read....

Come Together

After Sylville Smith and summer unrest in the city, five Milwaukeeans talk openly about race and what we can all do to form a more perfect union....