October 2018

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Special Section: Welcome Home

Living in Color
Venture inside this glamorous abode, filled with bold paintings and brilliant textiles.

Makers’ Mark
Local designers create stunning furniture that will add panache to any room.

In the Flow
Removing a few walls creates a new openness between a kitchen, dining room and family room in this makeover.

Let It Shine
A former dining room is reborn as a sophisticated sunroom, with a little help from interior designer José Carlino.

Like Clockwork
Discover a ginormous handmade clock in, of all places, a River Hills wine cellar.
By Milwaukee Magazine Staff


Sound and Vision
The story of our city’s fast-growing film festival has all the makings of a great movie: action, drama, a colorful cast of characters. And now it’s coming to a theater near you!
By Lindsey Anderson



What to Read Right Now
New releases by some of Wisco’s best authors, plus a closer look at the city’s littlest libraries
By Lindsey Anderson

Beaming Back at the Sun
A decade after its physical location was forced to close, America’s Black Holocaust Museum has reopened in a new space.
By Dasha Kelly Hamilton

Have yourself a ghoulishly good time this Halloween, and the rest of the month too.

Heavy Metal
We’re seriously coveting this jewelry line developed by two talented sisters.
By Lindsey Anderson

What’s Going on in Cedarburg
Spend an afternoon, or an entire weekend in Cedarburg.
By Lindsey Andseron



Music Maven
Keith Mardak is the man behind Hal Leonard Corp., a music empire based in Wauwatosa.
By Matt Hrodey

Delicious Data
Wisconsin’s apple crop, in facts and figures.
By Calvin Skalet

Hop to It
The Hop begins its stops throughout Downtown soon. Here’s what you’ll need to know.
By Chris Drosner

The Milmag Interview: Will Allen’s Not Going Anywhere
For this new variant on our monthly Big Story, we chat with the urban farmer after the ugly public divorce from his nonprofit, Growing Power.
By Dan Simmons



Garden of Eden
Why apple-picking at this orchard should be on your autumn bucket list
By Ann Christenson

Point of View
The Brewers Hill newbie has a killer skyline vista. Find out if the menu clicks as well.
By Ann Christenson

On a Roll
TrueMan McGee turned a spring roll into a fitness tool. Now it’s a business with aspirations to bolster a community in need.
By Brian Boyle

Earth-friendly Imbibing
Just how “green” is Bay View’s Lost Whale? Their recycle-reuse mantra is one you can drink to.
By Kevin Mueller

Ask Ann
Many restaurants in the area are closed on Sunday nights. Can you name a few good ones that serve on that quintessential day of rest?
By Ann Christenson



After living in a few “cool” places, Betsy Rowbottom moved back to “Smallwaukee” with a new appreciation of its mix of municipal assets.
As told to Adam Rogan

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