Yukon Gold

Cross-country skiing at Brown Deer Park. Photo by John Karpinsky Taryn Coles does more than endure winter in Milwaukee. She relishes it. When her colleagues at Marquette University begin to decry the snow and cold, she strikes out on the area’s cross-country ski trails. The 37-year-old fundraiser celebrates camaraderie, exercise and meditation during night skiing at Lapham Peak and afternoons spent gliding through the Kettle Moraine State Forest. She makes new friends inside warming shelters and next to roaring fires in lodges. “It’s the only way to survive the winter,” says Coles, who moved to Milwaukee from Seattle in 2008. “Everybody…

Dance You Fool

  Photo by Adam Ryan Morris. This story appears in the June 2011 issue of Milwaukee Magazine. by Jenna Kashou It’s the giant garage doors at MOCT that make this urban dance warehouse distinctive. In the summer, they open to the street and create a true city scene. In the winter, the grid of garage windows creates a checkerboard of light shining into the expansive industrial space, where live palm trees tickle the high black ceilings. Think garage meets art gallery, with a Euro twist. It’s usually a hip, fashionable crowd here, entranced by a rotating blend of innovative and…