May 2018

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Unsolved Mysteries and Hidden Histories
From Goatman to the 1927 murder of Lillian Graef, delve into stories with many questions but few answers. (Though we do have some!)
By Matt Hrodey, Claire Hanan and Matthew J. Prigge

Healing a Wounded City
A longtime community activist now working from inside city government, Reggie Moore is fighting to cure Milwaukee’s gun violence epidemic by treating it like the public health crisis it is.
By Zach Brooke

Badger Beats
One was a brilliant star who lost it all at a young age. One is a music icon whose jazz career hides in plain sight. They’re two of the Wisconsin jazz legends profiled in the new book Wisconsin Riffs.
By Kurt Dietrich


Flights of Fancy
JoAnna Poehlmann finds inspiration for her works in the animal kingdom.
By Lindsey Anderson

‘She inspires me’
Ald. Nik Kovac’s mom, Thea Kovac, has a lot to look forward to this Mother’s Day.
By Kristine Hansen

The Other Side of Oak Creek
IKEA opens its doors this month, but it’s not the only reason to visit this charming ’burb.
By Lindsey Anderson

April showers bring May flowers … and more monthly events than you can shake a bouquet at.


The Big Story: In Amazon’s HQ2 derby, did Milwaukee ever have a chance?
Amazon didn’t give Milwaukee a second look for the company’s second headquarters, but we did.
By Matt Hrodey

Sog It To Me
Paul Soglin, Madison’s unapologetically liberal mayor, hopes to lead a blue wave across the state.
By Matt Hrodey

Buckets of History
Working to keep the memory of Bucyrus alive with a museum
By Rich Rovito

The Bold Plan to More Than Double the RiverWalk
The RiverWalk looks to grow into the South Side.
By Matt Hrodey

Raising the Roof
Habitat for Humanity has turned neighborhood overhaul into a science.
By Catherine Jozwik


Snack Attack
Quirky is in at this Walker’s Point spot where high-end ingredients get a lowbrow spin.
By Ann Christenson

One Barrel to Another
When a beer goes bad, Great Lakes Distillery gets a call to make lemonade out of a brewery’s lemon.
By Chris Drosner

Wave of the Future
Former Milwaukee chef Michel Nischan talks about his foremost passion.
By Ann Christenson

Von Treasure
The beloved East Side bar rolls out a menu that does much more than pay lip service to its German theme.
By Ann Christenson

The recent restaurant closings: Is the market bubble going to burst?
Industry insiders say there’s more to the recent spate of closings than Milwaukee’s simply having too many restaurants.
By Ann Christenson

Ask Ann
Some recs for where to dine on Mother’s Day
By Ann Christenson


Me, on Canvas
A gallery owner reluctantly sits for an old-fashioned portrait and discovers a more confident version of herself – on canvas and in the flesh.
By Debra Brehmer

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