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REPUBLICANS ON THE ATTACK AGAINST ONE ANOTHER
Gone are the days of positive ads promoting a clean-cut candidate driven by good old-fashioned Wisconsin values and armed with a sensible plan to fix Washington, repeal “Obamacare” and shrink the size of government—the typical Republican talking points.
Page 6 - no comments - 115 views EarthTalk: Air Conditioning Alternatives
Just because people aren’t using them much doesn’t mean there aren’t some good alternatives. The best known is an evaporative cooler (aka swamp cooler). Better for hot, dry climates, these electrified units cool outdoor air through evaporation and then blow it inside.
Page 9 - no comments - 94 views Weapons of Mass Destruction
It’s not a question of constitutional rights. For 10 years, after President Bill Clinton signed an assault weapon ban into law in 1994, it was illegal in this country to sell 19 different types of semi-automatic, militarystyle guns and ammunition clips with more than 10 rounds.
Page 13 - no comments - 69 views Heroes of the Week
Established in 1983, Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful Inc. (KGMB) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting viable solutions for environmental issues in the greater Milwaukee area. Dedicated volunteers help KGMB (1313 W. Mount Vernon Ave.
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Flanagan made a clear case for the injunction in his 20-page order. He noted that one of the experts hired by the state to support the voter ID, Peter Morrison, “has not been shown to possess sufficient training or experiences to prepare or to offer reliable expert testimony” on Wisconsin’s voter ID requirements.
Page 14 - no comments - 81 views Boris&Doris
Featured at the Tosa Tonight Summer Concert Series was a double-header with The Differentials and the 5 Card Studs, fresh from several Green Bay gigs where the studs earned a mayoral proclamation..
Page 15 - no comments - 115 views La Salsa: A Solid Neighborhood Restaurant
Given the name of the restaurant, expectations are high for the salsa. The version that arrives with the chips is chunky with tomato and has hints of cilantro and hot pepper. It’s a standard Mexican restaurant salsa. Order some guacamole ($5.50) for those chips.
Page 16 - no comments - 75 views TRY PEONY’S DIM SUM MENU
In the Chinatown neighborhood of big cities, you will always find a dim sum restaurant. They are usually busiest at lunchtime, during which servers push metal steam carts around the dining room and allow patrons to choose from any of the offerings.
Page 18 - no comments - 87 views The Great Frozen Yogurt Boom
On a family trip to Arizona a couple of years ago, Becky Berger and her husband, Scott, couldn’t help but notice the frozen yogurt shops that seemed to be everywhere, and how popular they were. “The kids just loved it,” she recalls.
Page 19 - no comments - 76 views The Dog Days of Dining on Milwaukee Patios
When it comes to patio dining with a pet, the No. 1 rule is to keep it leashed and under control. Each venue may also have its own set of rules. Gretchen Kabler, owner of the Zoom Room (an agility-training center and canine social club), has been in the pet industry for 20-plus years.
Page 20 - no comments - 91 views THIS WEEK IN MILWAUKEE
Along with drummer Linwood Regensburg, sisters Jessi and Nikki Darlin create the retro garage-rock sound of Nashville outfit Those Darlins.
Page 22 - no comments - 94 views Gotham at War in ‘Dark Knight Rises’
best superhero comics have always dressed moral, political and social issues in bright-colored spandex, covering heroes and villains alike in masks. Batman has always been among the most sinister of caped crime fighters—a creature of the night who emerges in disguise from stately Wayne Manor to wage war in the shadows of Gotham City, aka New York.
Page 26 - no comments - 80 views Film Clips
Hushpuppy (Quvenzhane Wallis) is a little black girl from the other side of the New Orleans levy, a lowland community strewn with old tires, rotted posts, the rusted innards of automobiles and the foundations for buildings no longer there.
Page 27 - no comments - 74 views SummerStage, Waukesha Civic Join Forces on ‘Island’
Beyond that, this is a short musical that never made it to the big time, which makes it a really interesting choice for suburban summer theater. Directed by Joe Nolan, the show features a good-sized cast and a chorus of children.
Page 28 - no comments - 87 views Greendale’s Cast Shines in ‘Aida’
Erica Brown summons depth in the title role of an Ethiopian princess who must serve as a slave in Egypt. James Jones brings towering emotional strength and soulful musicality to his role as Radames, the captain of the Egyptian army who falls in love with the princess.
Page 28 - no comments - 82 views Theatre Happenings
• This week, The World’s Stage Theatre Company.
Page 28 - no comments - 72 views VISUALART HAPPENINGS
Night & Day aims to benefit the individuals affected by the tragic fire July 17 at 631 E. Center St. in Riverwest. More than 20 artists need to replace everything they owned, including artwork, art supplies, apartments, galleries and studios. The following events, coordinated by Milwaukee Artist Resource Network, will benefit these artists:.
Page 31 - no comments - 78 views BOOK|HAPPENING
W. Ben Hunt, a Hales Corners man who was a leader in the outdoors movement, wrote numerous books and magazine articles. Now the first book about Hunt has been published, titled W. Ben Hunt: From Whittlin’ Jim to Lone Eagle,.
Page 32 - no comments - 94 views The Drowned World: Fiftieth Anniversary Edition
“Soon it will be too hot” is a great opening line for a novel, especially one about global warming. As Martin Amis writes in his introduction for the anniversary edition of The Drowned World,.
Page 32 - no comments - 92 views Berney’s Wild, Twisting ‘Whiplash River’
Charles “Shake” Bouchon thought that escaping to exotic Belize and opening a small restaurant on the beach would be the perfect way to leave behind his life of crime. However, trouble seems to follow Shake, the lead character in Lou Berney’s second novel, Whiplash River.
Page 32 - no comments - 79 views Stevie Nicks Breaks Her Songwriting Routine
Stewart, of course, was with Annie Lennox when the pair gained fame. Nicks had joined forces with Lindsey Buckingham when they were still highschool students, and when Buckingham was invited to join Fleetwood Mac, he said the Buckingham- Nicks duo, which had released one dead-in-the-water album, was a package deal.
Page 34 - no comments - 78 views JUICEBOXXX SHIFTS AWAY FROM DANCE ON HIS FULL-LENGTH DEBUT
If the acclaim he had anticipated wore on the rapper to the point where he needed the aesthetic overhaul you’ve witnessed Juiceboxxx on the mic, chances are your mind is already made up about him. That’s because the Milwaukee rapper’s in-your-face bravado tends to garner polarized opinions.
Page 36 - no comments - 97 views Gucci Mane @ The Riverside Theater
In hindsight, Gucci Mane would have been better off at a smaller venue. In a sign of either the Atlanta rapper’s falling star or the many miscalculations of the promoters who booked the show on short notice and did little to advertise it, the entire...
Page 36 - no comments - 83 views MUSIC LISTINGS
Wisconsin Conservatory of Music Samba Unit (12pm), Well Informed Citizens (2pm), Boy Blue (3pm), Urban Empress & The Urbanites (4:30pm), Mucca Pazza (6:30pm), Boyz Will Be Girlz Drag Show (9pm). BRADY LOCALS STAGE: Luvahl (12pm), Thriftones (2pm), Misha Siegfried (4pm), Mathew Haeffel (6:30pm), Mississippi Cactus (8:30pm).
Page 37 - no comments - 123 views CD Reviews
Even when he concocts a musical frenzy, Todd Richards usually sounds serene—hushed, almost. The Bay View resident’s vocal dynamic plays against an oddball potpourri of musical influences. Synthetic and organic instrumentation complements a suite of lyrics hovering around the perimeters of loneliness in various stages and guises.
Page 37 - no comments - 81 views Milwaukee building far beyond the standard
material—Cream City brick, abandoned cypress wood from a pickle company, freeway guardrail for the bike racks. The wood stairs are from city trees taken down to prevent the spread of emerald ash borer. Local artists worked on the designs. Ryan Foat of Oxbow Studio made the front door handles from salvaged broom handles.
Page 38 - no comments - 82 views Bored of the Rings?
And then there are the Summer Olympic Games in London, offering some athletic drama between the commercials of those official sponsors. Thousands of hours will be shown on NBC’s family of channels, to say nothing of online streams. But the Observers are having a little trouble catching Olympic Fever.
Page 40 - no comments - 99 views News of the Weird
in Decatur, Ala., were called to a home on Locust Street in May following a report of a gunshot. They found that a 61-year-old man, who reportedly had been drinking beer to ease his toothache, had finally had enough of the pain and attempted to eliminate the tooth by shooting his jaw with a pistol.
Page 44 - no comments - 104 views Freewill Astrology
Your warrior-like qualities will be at a peak; your instinct for achieving hard-fought victories may be the stuff of legends years from now. But please keep in mind what the ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu said in his iconic text The Art of War:.
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Not all questions received will be answered in the column, and Laura cannot provide personal answers to questions that do not appear here. Questions sent to this address may be reproduced in this column, both in print and online, and may be edited for clarity and content.
Page 46 - no comments - 101 views A Dark Night Begins
I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh man manischewitz what a world, ain’a? So listen, the heat’s got me hog-tied (and not in a good way) and I’ve had it with whipping out yet another bullshit essay.
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