Milwaukee has become a clickbait darling. Our local media outlets run a story every time we're recognized as a "best-kept secret" or a "worst place to live." Without fail, my neighbors light up on Facebook in response to each one, sharing the latest listicle as they either swell with pride ("yeah, we are a hidden gem!") or struggle to articulate dissent with whoever most recently announced that we live in one of the country's most dangerous cities.
Milwaukee! We need your stories! Belt Publishing will be compiling an anthology of essays, stories and poems about Milwaukee in [...]
By Lauren Sieben On a Saturday morning in early February, with six inches of snow covering the ground and temperatures [...]
For More Than 100 Years, South Milwaukee Identified As The Manufacturer Of The World’s Most Impressive Mining Equipment. Now What?
By Lisa Holewa It is Small Business Saturday, and South Milwaukee’s downtown looks ready: holiday lights are strung from light [...]
Governor Scott Walker’s awful deal with Foxconn to trade $3 billion in taxpayer money for a shady promise of 13,000 so-called quality jobs passed the Wisconsin State Senate on Tuesday.
As the Wisconsin Senate prepares to vote on a bill that would award $3 billion in tax incentives to Foxconn, former employees of the Chinese tech giant’s largest stateside operation warn that a factory in the Badger State might not be good for Wisconsin workers.
By Matt Stansberry In The Death and Life of the Great Lakes, journalist Dan Egan makes the case that the [...]
One-third. For more than 100 years that’s been the standard measure for figuring housing costs in the United States: you should pay no more than one-third of your income in rent or mortgage payments.
Buildings and Food: Walnut Way is Transforming its Milwaukee Neighborhood Brick by Brick, Crop by Crop, and Porch by Porch
They sling a mean Reuben at Jake’s Deli on the corner of W. North Avenue and 17th Street on Milwaukee’s north side. That iconic sandwich, arguably the best in town, hasn’t changed much ...
“A large city, near the Miller Factory”: The Glorious Rise and Mysterious Disappearance of the Great Midwestern Brewer
Yelp reviews of the Miller factory tour are, to be blunt, as bland as the beer. "Kinda cheesey but that's OK," one reads. "Better than I expected," says another. Bottom line? "It's free, people!"
The Only Thing You Ever Regret Is the Typewriter You Don’t Buy: Attending the 2014 International Typewriter Collectors Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
The rules and copy for the “Fastest Typewriting Contest” at the 2014 International Typewriter Collectors Convention, which took place August 7-10, are the same as those used at the International Typewriting Contest held in New York City
Chicago’s Greyhound terminal in late Aug. 1966 certainly lacked cheer and charm, and perhaps safety. But to me, holding a one-way ticket back to Calumet County, WI, it was a suitable escape platform from my job as a “Summer Girl”