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Five Democrats Vie for Open Senate Seat
The debate occurred hours after Coggs had called for a “clean campaign pledge” and days before she said in a different forum that voters should support a candidate who “looks like them”—a reference to the 10th Assembly District race, in which white candidate state Rep.
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State Rep. Tamara Grigsby is stepping down from the Assembly, allowing a new representative to be elected to serve the 18th District. Eight candidates will vie for the position in the Aug. 14 Democratic primary; the winner will face Libertarian Party candidate Melba Morris-Page on Nov.
Page 8 - no comments - 150 views Wounded and Pregnant, an Aurora Family Without Health Coverage
In the wake of yet another wellarmed madman killing and maiming innocent Americans, we are again rediscovering the malign influence of the NRA (correctly described by Alan Berlow as the criminals’ lobby). But the political salience of the Aurora tragedy extends beyond the usually sterile argument over gun control.
Page 11 - no comments - 134 views Buying a Pig in a Poke
Kohl’s name already was widely known as a result of his successful family business of Kohl’s Food Stores and the budding chain of Kohl’s department stores.
Page 12 - no comments - 121 views Issue of the Week
The civil rights movement, which literally cost some people their lives, fought to create a colorblind society in which, to paraphrase Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., people are judged not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
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Each August, Peace Action Wisconsin commemorates the tragedy of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by creating origami cranes and Japanese lanterns and floating them on the Milwaukee River. This year’s celebration will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4, at Pere Marquette Park at Kilbourn Avenue and Old World Third Street.
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Above the Clouds (510 E. Burleigh St.) is an after-school oasis for disadvantaged Milwaukee children ages 5-17 that offers free creative arts education for those who would otherwise not have the means or opportunity to participate.
Page 15 - no comments - 122 views Jackson Grill’s Menu Stands Tall
Entrees include a small starter of marinated olives and choice of soup or salad. Crab bisque has an intense seafood flavor as well as visible pieces of crab meat. The salad is a simple affair, with leaf lettuces and a bit of radicchio and red onion. The French cognac.
Page 16 - no comments - 173 views Here’s What’s Frying at This Year’s State Fair
It was only a few years ago that the Wisconsin State Fair turned heads by debuting chocolate-covered bacon, a snack that now seems downright sensible compared to the donut bacon cheeseburgers and deep-fried butter the fair has introduced in the years since.
Page 19 - no comments - 118 views African World Festival Picks Up Steam
The Wisconsin Department of Tourism hopes this year’s African World Festival (AWF) encourages more people to enjoy this experience, and they backed that desire with money— a whole $10,000 of it—in the form of a marketing grant. African World Festival takes place Aug.
Page 20 - no comments - 137 views THIS WEEK IN MILWAUKEE
Though it was the country charts that gave Mary Chapin Carpenter her biggest hits in the ’80s and ’90s, Carpenter was never fully comfortable being labeled as a country artist, since her music also touched on folk, rock and pop that didn’t have much of a place in the world of contemporary country radio.
Page 22 - no comments - 186 views ‘Ruby Sparks’ and the Art of Creation
that begins in a flurry of feather-light notes before building toward a dark crescendo. The protagonist is a boy genius slumping toward 30, Calvin (Paul Dano), once the literary spokesman of his generation, now stymied by the blank white page in his manual typewriter.
Page 24 - no comments - 108 views Film Clips
This threequel combines the third and fourth books of Jeff Kinney’s sixnovel series, featuring gawky Greg Heffley (Zachary Gordon). As Greg grapples with the prospect of yet another boring summer, he feels increasingly the victim of his parents’ expectations.
Page 25 - no comments - 121 views Class Relations at Heart of Charming ‘Island’
The musical accompaniment to the well-harmonized ensemble is delivered almost entirely by synthesizer. The play debuted in 1990, and the music feels very much like light 1980s synth pop mixed with a Caribbean beat. For fans of this music, the experience is almost embarrassingly enjoyable.
Page 26 - no comments - 131 views A Seventh Helping of the Milwaukee Comedy Festival
Over the course of its run, the festival has called many stages home. Each space offers its own personality. Years ago Times Cinema hosted the festival, followed by the now-defunct Off-Broadway Theatre and, most recently, ComedySportz.
Page 26 - no comments - 105 views Off the Wall Juggles Fast-Paced ‘Ritz’
The 1970s farce stars Larry Lukasavage as a man who hides in a gay bathhouse in New York while on the run from the Mafia. A wild cast of characters inhabits the bathhouse, and Gutzman keeps the action accordingly crazy throughout much of the play’s two hours.
Page 26 - no comments - 101 views Charles Allis’ Garden Party
It’s summer at the Charles Allis Art Museum, and curator Jane Brite and brilliant curatorial assistant and exhibition designer John Larner are busy arranging art ideas sprung from the talents of Wisconsin artists invited to share in the bounty of summer.
Page 28 - no comments - 121 views GuitarTown Rocks Waukesha Art Crawl
About 20 other artists fashioned Les Paul Gibson guitars and displayed them inside venues throughout Waukesha’s downtown. GuitarTown’s easy-to-read walking map identifies the location of each guitar, as well as the artist who created it.
Page 28 - no comments - 117 views VISUALART|HAPPENINGS
“OUT OF TOWN: ARTISTS OF RACINE & KENOSHA” Blutstein Brondino Fine Art | 207 E. Buffalo St., Gallery 212.
Page 28 - no comments - 105 views San Francisco: Gateway to America?
If New York is the City that Never Sleeps and Chicago is the Second City, San Francisco emerges in our collective consciousness as the nation’s Weird City.
Page 30 - no comments - 130 views ‘Our House’ Chronicles Improvements to Home, Heart
Though the memoir centers on the rebuilding of the old home, the true story lies with the bourgeoning relationship between Tanner and Jill. Both slightly lost when they meet, they are drawn together by their shared loved of education and anything old.
Page 30 - no comments - 128 views Sharon Van Etten’s Songs of Heartbreak and Transience
“I put an open invite out there to all my friends, and Aaron did, too, so you never knew who was going to be free, but because it was over the course of such a long time, people would just stop by,” she says of the open-door quality of her recording process.
Page 32 - no comments - 134 views NO COAST MOHAWK FEST READIES THREE DAYS OF PUNK
To paraphrase the Exploited, punk’s not dead—it’s just taking a brief vacation in Milwaukee. The upcoming No Coast Mohawk Fest features more than enough first-generation-inspired punk to satisfy even the most die-hard of fans. Sponsored by Milwaukee’s One Track Mind Records, the three-day festival (Aug.
Page 33 - no comments - 132 views Screaming Females @ Quarters Rock ’n’ Roll Palace
Can we all just take a moment to appreciate the return to relevance of Quarters Rock ’n’ Roll Palace? Not that long ago, the venerable Riverwest establishment had become an unremarkable and occasionally troublesome nightspot, just something you walked past to get someplace else.
Page 33 - no comments - 128 views MUSIC::LISTINGS
Stage: Wisconsin Conservatory Jazz Institute Students (11am0, Vivo Rio (1:30pm), Keith Scott World Blues Band (4pm), We Six (6:30pm), Steve Cole (9pm). Public Market Stage: Done Lewis (11am), Bourbon Street Stompers (1:30pm), Alison Margaret Jazz Quartet (4pm), BMR4 (6:30pm), Swing Nouveau (8:30pm).
Page 34 - no comments - 156 views CD REVIEWS
A second disc includes four bonus tracks totaling only 21 minutes, and all four of them could have (should have) fit on the main disc; they’re too good to be considered throwaways..
Page 34 - no comments - 121 views Rapping with Zaire
To be honest, I don’t know. I never tried to win over the local scene. I always felt like the world is bigger than one city..
Page 35 - no comments - 153 views For Two Brief Shining Moments…
In a single trip, the Brewers’ 2012 goal went from contending to rebuilding. The horrendous 0-6 stretch in Cincinnati and Philadelphia plunged them out of the playoff hunt and guaranteed pitching ace Zack Greinke’s early departure.
Page 36 - no comments - 115 views News of the Weird
Urinal Technology: (1) Two Brazilian firms collaborated recently to test a whimsical device that could perhaps lessen splashing on men’sroom floors: a urinal containing a fretboard that makes musical sounds as liquid hits it. The act of flushing produces an online address from which a sound recording of the user’s “music” can be retrieved.
Page 40 - no comments - 111 views Freewill Astrology
Likewise, if you act too brazenly intelligent, you may alienate potential helpers who are not as mentally well endowed as you. One other warning, Scorpio: Don’t be so fiercely reasonable that you miss the emotional richness that’s available.
Page 40 - no comments - 106 views Nice Tweets, Are They Real?
I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh man manischewitz what a world, ain’a? So listen, people keep telling me I ought to get good with this Twitter social-media ruckus ’cause America and the world could stand to know what I’m thinking and doing every cottonfocking-picking second of every cottonfocking-picking day.
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It’s a truism that women are objectified in mainstream pornography. Women who are marginalized in our society, such as women of color and transgender women, are even more fetishized in porn.
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