January 2015: Entangled


Wired Milwaukee
We plumbed the metro area’s broadband and mobile networks, uncovering sweet spots and snags in the invisible world that connects us all.
By Matt Hrodey, Tim McCormick & Dan Shafer

Brotherly Love
Against the advice of their father, brothers Joe and Paul Bartolotta opened an Italian-style bistro in the Wauwatosa village in 1993. The rest is Milwaukee culinary history.
By Jon Anne Willow

The Long Walk Home
The interracial marriage of Lionel and Vicky Aldridge made Green Bay Packers and NFL history. Then mental illness and violence tore them apart. But their criss-crossing paths were far from over.
By Howie Magner

Old School
Editor Kurt Chandler’s monthly letter to our readers.
By Kurt Chandler


The Riot Act
We scoured the state for bizarre yet completely legitimate laws.
By Ann Christenson & Sean Cornell 

A Rebel Named Mildred
How a Milwaukee woman became one of Hitler’s Most Wanted.
By Kay Nolan

Game Plans
State officials are taking a hard look at who responds when student athletes collapse on the field of play.
By Aimee Robinson

Play More, Drive Less
It’s the new mantra for athletes as the Wisconsin Winter Trail Assail debuts.
By Tom Held 

Home Repair
The mayor and the Common Council strike a compromise to provide loans to Milwaukee homeowners who are here for the long haul.
By Kay Nolan

The Leading Edge
The AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin’s approach to caring for HIV patients has made it a national model.
By Carolyn Kott Washburne 

Burst of Speed
There’s nothing like splashy neon running shoes to get your blood pumping in the wicked winter chill.
By Claire Hanan


Last Note
The story behind Jon Mueller’s unmissable final Death Blues performance.
By Kevin Mueller 

Best Bets: January
Our staff picks for the best January in Milwaukee has to offer in art, theater and more.


Start Your Engines
The mind behind La Merenda converts an old Walker’s Point firehouse into a reason to get out of bed in the morning.
By Ann Christenson

Brick in the House
Anodyne Bay View is a coffeehouse that happens to moonlight as a Neapolitan pizza impresario.
By Ann Christenson

Chefrigerator of the Month: Jan Kelly
It’s not a Sunday unless Meritage’s Jan Kelly has superceded her work kitchen with her home counterpart, gotten her hands messy with chicken parts, popped a bottle of bubbly, and kicked back with her mate, Gary. Ahh, the sundry riches inside the well-appointed fridge.


Athan Theoharis
Athan Theoharis is an author who specializes in the FBI. Government spying on its citizens has a long history, he says, and no one is immune.
By Barbara Miner


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