One last thing 2013, The Skrauss, Subito Statua

Passers-by on the Riverwalk crossing at Wells Street, squint their gaze at the brownish human figure standing at ease, with arms bent at both elbows to let the most famous thumbs in history point to the sky. Everything’s Hey, OK. For statues with notorious local reputations, the Bronze Fonze stands next to only the randomContinue reading “One last thing 2013, The Skrauss, Subito Statua”

How do you get around town? Zipcar Milwaukee is here and growing

Usually the debate about how to get about town in Milwaukee is a decent conversation piece. In the worst cases, it’s the way to find the poles of people’s outlook on life in the city. Wait what’s that? Milwaukee has Zipcar! Now there is even more to talk about, and they’re giving away a ZipcertificateContinue reading “How do you get around town? Zipcar Milwaukee is here and growing”

One last thing 2013, R.I.P The Onion Print Edition and A.V. Club Milwaukee

I used to have this awfully bad attitude like most teens, especially toward popular media, and for some reason it extended to books of literature. I used to rant about how anyone could just start writing, making up any old thoughts and pass them off as facts or novels. Around this time, this newspaper startedContinue reading “One last thing 2013, R.I.P The Onion Print Edition and A.V. Club Milwaukee”

One last thing 2013, R.I.P Art vs. Craft

Milwaukee blew living colors all year in 2013, with our fine city earning a couple of major national honors including a somewhat dubious “Brainiest City” from The Atlantic, and most notably a spot on ArtPlace America’s top art places 2013 list. On this list, Milwaukee bumped elbows with Brooklyn and Manhattan, NY, Seattle, Portland, Dallas,Continue reading “One last thing 2013, R.I.P Art vs. Craft”

‘Tis Gift Season, Local Fashion, Last Ditch Effort, Zen Dragonfly

A smorgasbord of makers will fill Zen Dragonfly’s 3rd Annual Last Ditch Effort. Created by local fashion designer Angela Smith, Zen Dragonfly carries a suite of skirt and dress designs derived from re-purposed fabrics, along with hats, knit tams and beanies and other hand sewn accessories. Every year she teams up with other local artistsContinue reading “‘Tis Gift Season, Local Fashion, Last Ditch Effort, Zen Dragonfly”