Every good chef has to start somewhere, usually at the lower end of the food service totem pole. For Nick O'Leary of Coup d'Etat, Borough, and Parlour, that meant working as a 15-year-old busboy at a truck stop near his family's Denmark, Wisconsin farm. See also: Uptown's Coup d'Etat is love at fi ... More >>
BREAKING NEWS: 30 car accident on Interstate 94 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. #Breaking #Snow #Milwaukee pic.twitter.com/19DFaMtszl-- Mark Tarello (@mark_tarello) December 8, 2013 Think the roads are bad here? You're right, of course. But over the weekend, they were as bad, if not worse, in Wisconsin, wh ... More >>
Chad Gigowski, a 28-year-old resident of suburban Milwaukee, voted twice last November. Nobody disputes that.SEE ALSO: Minnesota Majority's Dan McGrath on voter ID failure: "Voter fraud likely played a role" Prosecutors threw the book at Gigowski, claiming people have to understand that voter fraud ... More >>
Farewell Milwaukee's third album Can't Please You, Can't Please Me is the sort of record you can put on, hit play, and leave on repeat for hours. It's a warm, breezy 12-track collection of refined Americana with a strong '70s country backbone. Barroom sing-alongs cozy up next to mature ballads, and ... More >>
Young, single, broke, and live in the Twin Cities? According to a new study put together by the Money Under 30 blog, you're probably spending less nights falling asleep by yourself while watching Netflix after a dinner of Ramen noodles than your peers in most other cities.SEE ALSO: Coffee shop first ... More >>
Chuck Steinmetz, president of Milwaukee's WITI-TV Fox 6 TV channel, has apologized after one of his reporters filmed a comedy vignette last Friday at the scene of a fire in Milwaukee's West Allis neighborhood that killed three children.SEE ALSO: Fox 9 led last night's 10 o'clock newscast with a real ... More >>
Art-A-Whirl, the yearly tradition of rotisserie music and art in northeast Minneapolis returns for the weekend of May 17-19. For the event, the 331 Club and its parking lot turn into a hub of live music for three days straight, and it's all free to those wise enough to get off their hind ends and in ... More >>
Locally, he's led the the Twin Cities cocktail culture to new heights. Around the Midwest he's spreading the gospel of artisan bitters and craft cocktails. Yesterday we discussed the beginning of Nick Kosevich's career and the storied time he spent at Town Talk (catch up here). Today we learn more a ... More >>
Latrell Sprewell closed out his NBA career as a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves in the spring of 2005. Months earlier, he infamously turned down a three-year, $21-million contract extension, citing concern it wouldn't be sufficient to feed his family.SEE ALSO: Bryant McKinnie racked up unpaid $ ... More >>
Count Milwaukee's Peter J. Woods among the uncompromising innovators who keep modern noise music thrilling. Initially as Raperies (Not Draperies) -- and later, solo -- and in collaboration with outfits Phoned Nil Trio, the Peter J. Woods Free Jazz Ensemble, and xALLxFORxTHISx, Woods' recordings have ... More >>
Last year, 17.7 percent of blacks living in the Twin Cities were unemployed. That's significantly down from 21 percent in 2010, but still high enough to earn our metro a dubious distinction -- the unemployment gap between blacks and whites in the Twin Cities is higher than any other major metro in t ... More >>
A Milwaukee man was with his wife, walking their pit bull around 5 p.m. Saturday when they were attacked from above... by another pit bull.The dog somehow leapt from a second-story balcony and pounced on the couple's pit bull, at which time the 55-year-old husband wrestled the attacking pit bu ... More >>
Someone in Milwaukee really, really wants a mine in Northern Wisconsin. He or she wants that mine so badly, in fact, that when state Sen. Lena Taylor wrote an op-ed in the Milwaukee Courier pointing out that extracting iron ore can cause health problems for nearby residents, this mining supporte ... More >>
By Dave HoenackFive years passed between They Live We Sleep, the second album by Milwaukee quartet Brief Candles, and last year's Fractured Days. Five years! That's fairly five lifetimes in the Minneapolis scene. In 2006, the winner of the City Pages "Picked to Click" poll was the Alarmists. A ... More >>
With only a few months under its eight-second-champion-sized belt buckle, the Schlitz Kickin' Country series has already established a fine local tradition of fine country records, fine country bands, and of course, The Beer That Made Milwaukee Famous. This Saturday, with a little help from DJ Tr ... More >>
Sad news to hit the local arts world today: The long-running Stone Arch Festival of the Arts, which annually showcased over 200 artists and four free stages of music along St. Anthony Main, will be no more. The festival's founder, longtime local music advocate Ira Heilicher (son of legendary Soma ... More >>
The Pulitzer Prizes in journalism were announced this morning, and the only metro daily newspaper in the Midwest to win was the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, in the explanatory journalism category. Staffers Mark Johnson, Kathleen Gallagher, Gary Porter, Lou Saldivar, and Alison Sherwood were comme ... More >>
Griffin is fighting election rules again.Ieshuh Griffin is at it again: Fighting a battle against election rules and what she calls a "a very corrupt government" in Milwaukee. She gained national notoriety last year for her controversial campaign slogan, "Not the whiteman's bitch." Now Griffi ... More >>
Screenshot of people filing out after management closed the mall.A mob of teenage vandals trashed the Mayfair Mall in suburban Milwaukee last night and forced officials to close the mall early. Police confirmed this morning that at least one shot was fired outside the mall during an attempt ... More >>
A pint of prevention is worth...uh....nevermind.The Daily Beast collected statistics on alcohol use and abuse to rank the nation's most drunk metropolises. Minneapolis ranked 11th, based on the following data:
solidstateNo profanity please.Terry Duncan climbed aboard a Milwaukee bus and started lacing his conversation with a fellow rider with a string of four-letter Anglo Saxon monosyllables of the "s..." and "f..." persuasion. Then he found out you can't do that in Milwaukee. And faster than you ... More >>
Should schools serve kids the rations of truckers and road trippers?Sure, adults might pick up a Slim Jim-- along with a Mountain Dew and a bag of Cheetos--to fuel a long night of driving, but should schools be serving the shrink-wrapped sausages to impressionable young stomachs? A parent o ... More >>
Photo: MuladProof that Twin Citians know how to relax.We do stress out over things here on the tundra. Look at the Vikings, for crying out loud. Or Michele Bachmann. And don't even get us started on the fact that we have yet another election recount with national import on our hands. But com ... More >>
Dusty Medical RecordsUsually when you don't know what speed to play a record, it's not a good sign. But with "I Hate Rat People," the second release from Milwaukee's Drugs Dragons, the whole thing comes shrouded in mystery. It arrived in a photocopied, collage-art white sleeve and, upon closer ... More >>
Screen shot via The Milwaukee DrumIeshuh Griffin's campaign literature Ieshuh Griffin -- whose campaign slogan is "NOT the 'whiteman's bitch'" -- lost two attempts last week in her ongoing crusade to put that oh-so-catchy tagline on the Nov. 2 ballot. Now, the Wisconsin Assembly candidate says ... More >>
Screen shot via The Milwaukee DrumGriffin's campaign literatureIeshuh Griffin, who wants to use the slogan "NOT the whiteman's bitch" as her tag line on the Wisconsin ballot, got no love from federal court. A judge rejected her lawsuit demanding to use the phrase because she filed the wrong p ... More >>
Screen shot from Journal SentinelMilwaukee news media drink in the sight of a giant sinkhole that opened during torrential rainsMilwaukee, apparently, is drowning. Something like 7 inches of rain fell there inside a couple of hours on Thursday evening. Tornadoes touched down. Thousands of hom ... More >>
Screen shot via The Milwaukee DrumGriffin's campaign literatureUpdated: Griffin makes good on her threat and takes her case to court. Details after the jump. Maybe there are better campaign slogans than "NOT the whiteman's bitch" for a black woman to proudly declare her political independenc ... More >>
Photo: GoldbergGetting our man onDamn. We're not as manly as Milwaukee, so we'll let you notch one up there, cheese heads. But Minneapolis still broke the Top 20 in Sperling's annual "America's Manliest Cities" survey. The biggest hunk of American manhood can evidently be found in Nashville, ... More >>
She crapped into a plastic bag and threw it onto a city streetMaybe a solitary moment of urgent internal plumping panic, brought on by a reaction to some new medication, would be a good enough excuse for using the empty school bus you drive as a toilet. Maybe. That was a Milwaukee school b ... More >>
Maybe they can shoot another sequel in MilwaukeePolice in Milwaukee are still scratching their heads over this one: Investigators working an alleged sex assault on Wednesday stumbled into a home filled with hundreds snakes, turtles, lizards, rodents, a crocodile and other assorted beasts -- i ... More >>
He's bringing his Doomtree crewmate along for the ride.
Sample some music by a promising new local Americana band.
We're still trying to figure out what this man thought he was going to do with 900 doses of swine flu vaccine.
Seafood comes to the southern suburbs...
The man accused of dropping a 50-pound sandbag onto Interstate 94 during the Republican National Convention pleaded guilty Monday.
Head to the Riverview to check out the new film that's reimagining America's food system.
Scarborough Research, the leading market research firm for identifying shopping and lifestyle blah blah blah, just released the results of a recent survey on the nation's beer drinking habits. One juicy factoid that we'll use to prop up our reckless consumption is that beer drinkers tend to have hig ... More >>
Sifting through the bones of an infamous Halloween rave bust
With American Movie, director Chris Smith finds the heart of cinema in the unlikely environs of Milwaukee