It's no secret that we live in the age of digital images. If you have a smart phone, you can search for an apartment or find true-ish love - perhaps both all by looking at an image. While the technology is new, people have used the content of images to create narratives since the first cave paintings.
Monday the city of Milwaukee will begin the formal process of considering financing for a new Bucks arena. Earlier this summer, the state agreed to its share of the $500 million project. But most of the public funding - $250 million before interest, would come from local sources – Milwaukee County, the City Center District and the city. The impacts remain in dispute.
Gov. Walker signed the state share of the arena into law a few weeks back.
Last week, while on the campaign trail, Gov. Walker was quoted as saying there are only a "handful of reasonable, moderate followers of Islam who don't share the radical beliefs" of Islamic terrorists.
In response, Ahmed Quereshi, president of the Islamic Society of the Milwaukee has written an open letter to the GOP hopeful. It states that a clarification from Walker would serve the best interests of all concerned, including the safety of American Muslims, including thousands in Milwaukee and their houses of worship.
While most of the people who visited Irish Fest a few weeks ago were likely there to watch musical acts, another cultural attraction that many caught was Irish dance. It’s a form that has a huge following in the Milwaukee area, even outside of the festival season. Hundreds of kids attend any of several schools that prepare them for competitions.
But in the coming months, organizers hope the nation’s first professional Irish dance company will make Milwaukee home.
Computers today are doing things that we thought were impossible, even just a few years ago. They're doing everything from study legal briefs to driving cars, to vacuuming the house. And that has society edging toward a tipping point.
"We've reached a point where the technology is now so advanced that it is eliminating jobs faster than it's creating new ones. That has never happened before," says Fortune magazine's senior editor at large Geoff Colvin.
If the term is new to your vocabulary – permaculture combines natural landscaping and edible gardening, with the aim of mimicking patterns and relationships found in nature.
Today through Sunday the 2015 Wisconsin Permaculture Convergence is underway on a small farm outside Fredonia, Wisconsin. Summer fruit tree grafting and the ins and outs of fermentation will be among a multitude of topics of discussion.
Bryce Ruddock is a human lexicon of all things permaculture.
Ten years ago today, the mayor of New Orleans, Ray Nagin, declared a state of emergency and called for – at that time – a voluntary evacuation in anticipation of Hurricane Katrina reaching landfall.
However within a day, the hurricane intensified to a Category 4 level, and the storm came ashore a short time later. The surge from the Gulf of Mexico breached the levees protecting the city, and at its worst, nearly four fifths of the city was under water.
Today in Spain, many of the world’s top road cyclists hit the pavement again as the Vuelta a España – the Tour of Spain – continues. It’s one of three Grand Tour events, along with the Giro d’Italia, and the Tour de France.
Saturday morning in Wisconsin, some dedicated cyclists will hit the road in Dubuque, Iowa. They’ll cross the Mississippi River, and then ride across Wisconsin to Kenosha in a single day.
Kellen Abston is a hip-hop artist and rapper who performs under the name Klassik. He grew up in Milwaukee and attended school here. And in the three years since his first full-length album was released he’s become a rising star on a number of “artists to watch” lists.