People

  • Film Critic

    David Luhrssen is arts and entertainment editor of the Shepherd Express, co-founder of the Milwaukee International Film Festival and co-author of A Time of Paradox: America...

  • Social Justice Contributor

    David Pate has conversations about race, gender and class on Lake Effect. Pate's Real Talk segments will be a discussion at the intersection of equity and race - focusing on such topics as homelessness, poverty, domestic...

  • Writer

    Denice Ryan Martin writes and gardens on 3.5 acres in Genesee. She holds a BA in English from Loyola University of Chicago and a Master's in Social Work from California State University/Sacramento. Her stories and essays have appeared in the ...

  • Poet, Artist, Writer

    Ed Makowski is a poet, artist and writer living in Milwaukee, WI. As Eddie Kilowatt he released two books, Manifest Density and Carrying a Knife in to the Gunfight. Ed lives in Riverwest and prefers two wheels to four. More of...

  • Essayist

    Elaine Maly writes about her life and times as a native Milwaukeean at storiesfrommybreezeway.com. She is the 2015 winner of the Wisconsin Writers Association’s humor writing...

  • True & Personal Stories

    Ex Fabula is a Milwaukee nonprofit organization that strengthens community bonds through the art of storytelling. Ex Fabula produces StorySlams, workshops, community collaborations, a podcast, and radio pieces, all in order to provide platforms...

  • Essayist

    George Berdes has worked as a journalist, teacher, editor and in international affairs in Washington, D.C. and several foreign countries. He is a 1953 graduate of Marquette University's College of Journalism, where he eventually served on the...

  • Natural Sciences Instructor

    George Stone lives in Milwaukee, where he teaches at Milwaukee Area Technical College. Stone teaches Earth Science, General Geology, Weather Fundamentals, Climate Change Fundamentals and Energy in Nature, Technology and Society. He has also...

  • Material Culturalist

    Gianofer Fields is a freelance producer and reporter for NPR, BBC and Madison's WORT Community Radio. She says, “Once you seriously consider the objects you use to fill your emotional and functional needs, you will never see those things the...

  • Sports Contributor

    Senior editor Howie Magner is Milwaukee Magazine's sports columnist and writers the Sports Nut blog at MilwaukeeMag.com. An occasional actor, poker player and...

  • Game Contributor

    James Lowder has worked in fiction and hobby game publishing for more than two decades. He is the editor of the award-winning anthologies Hobby Games: The 100 Best and Family Games, available in print and now in select ebook formats....

  • Essayist

    Jim Spangler comments on the life experiences we all share, drawing on a 40-year newspaper career in Human Resources and labor relations, following a business degree from the University of Iowa and a stint in the Marines.

    “After four...

  • Personal Finance Contributor

    As a volunteer financial educator and contributor to this program, Janet Tierney helps people develop the skills needed to achieve financial stability. Janet has used her business acumen and fundraising skills to benefit many area non-profit...

  • Astronomy Contributor

    To Dr. Jean Creighton, physics is the gateway to astronomy. She studied physics at the University of Athens and went on to earn a masters degree from Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and a PhD in Astrophysics from the University...

  • Poet / Writer

    Jenny Benjamin is an award-winning poet and novelist. Over 30 of her poems have appeared in journals, including DIAGRAM, South Carolina Review, Fulcrum, Baltimore Review, Chelsea, and the Crab Orchard Review. Her first novel, ...

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