September 2017

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Fall Arts Guide
Our expert picks for the must-see shows this season. We also engage some of the most compelling voices in comedy, theater and art in conversation. Our talkiest Fall Arts Guide ever!
By Lindsey Anderson

The Notorious B.M.A.
Greed and a reckless spirit led a gang of four to engineer a new style of drug dealing, one that will carry on long after they’ve been sentenced to prison.
By Matt Hrodey

MPS Superintendent Darienne Driver says she doesn’t let the “negative statistics of our city” stop her from the work she needs to do to help students succeed. Her passion and leadership draw praise, but will her tenure be short, based on previous chiefs?
By Georgia Pabst


Reversal of Fortune
Behind Sheriff Clarke’s on-and-off Homeland Security post
By Annette Witheridge

Dope Sick
Heroin is far deadlier when it works with an accomplice.
By Archer Parquette

The Overlook
Peeling back Beach Drive’s tony veneer…
By Larry Sussman

Money Pit
Craigslist swindles
By Matt Hrodey

Hot and Spicy
Penzey’s spicy Trump-era voice


A Cut Above
Edgy street threads to elegant evening wear are all on display at this month’s Milwaukee Fashion Week. Get a peek at local designers’ newest creations.
By Lindsey Anderson; Photos by Aliza Baran


2017 Readers’ Choice Awards
Our readers said what? Our annual dining survey is at its revealing best. You’ll want to know the results!
Compiled by Ann Christenson

On the Rocks
Playing with customized ice is the new trend in cocktails.
By Robert Simonson

Ask Ann
The ramen fad and how we choose restaurants to review
By Ann Christenson


Letters from the Past
Letters penned during a horrifying time in history and safeguarded in a wooden box became not just the basis of this writer’s master’s thesis. They explain a legacy of love and fear.
By Lauren Fox

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