BY CHRIS DROSNER, ANN CHRISTENSON, ARCHER PARQUETTE AND MATTHEW J. PRIGGE
The Long View:
IN 1991, I walked into Milwaukee Magazine’s offices, freshly hired as a (very young, very green) fact-checker. Now, I’m the longest-standing member of the MilMag staff and the one with the greatest institutional memory. Through the years, I’ve had a close view of our storytelling: sensational crimes, corrupt politicians, wild bars, amazingly good (and amazingly bad) restaurants, and some of the most unusual and interesting personalities to walk our streets. In putting together this feature, we dipped into a voyeur’s paradise of back issues. Looking at this body of work, I felt proud to be a part of this team, in its many incarnations. This magazine ride is exhilarating, sometimes bumpy, never boring and always rewarding.
– Ann Christenson
Punk aesthetic in MKE, hard times for our mafioso and high times for the Brewers
Our most notorious resident, changing times in media and a Violent Femmes cover story
New faces of power for a reborn city – and Danny Gokey
Grading the Future of Downtown, Saying Goodbye to Betty and ‘The Kohl’s Mystique’