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The relationship between food and love is the basis of many platitudes. And for the couples featured in this month’s Milwaukee Magazine the cliches hold true: food and love are an inseparable pair.

In honor of Valentine’s Day, the February edition of the magazine showcased a number of couples who own and operate restaurants in Milwaukee. Chefs Lisa Kirkpatrick and Paul Zerkel makeup one of the couples featured in the magazine. 

Max Thomsen

Milwaukee's manufacturing heyday was decades ago.  Along with the decline in that part of the economy, in recent years the city has had issues fostering innovation.  A study last fall by the Public Policy Forum showed that the city ranked near the bottom every year since 2006 for the number of business start-ups.

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There was a time in the 1980s and ‘90s when so-called “midnight basketball” leagues were seen as a promising tool to give young, at-risk men in high school a productive use of their time.  But after a few years, the leagues fell out of favor.

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If the January cover of Milwaukee Magazine has a particularly celebratory look to it, that's for good reason.  The magazine marks 35 years of its current iteration with a special section that looks back at highlights from the past three-and-a-half decades.

For editor Carole Nicksin, who has been with the publication for the past year-and-a-half, the deep dive into the magazine's history was revelatory - especially as it pertained to one of the key figures in that history.

Kat Schleicher

Five years ago, the Milwaukee Jewish Federation brought on a new President and CEO. Hannah Rosenthal brought impressive credentials and a strong connection to Wisconsin to her role as a leader in the 25,000 person Jewish community.

Rosenthal came to Milwaukee by way of the State Department and although a lot has changed in the atmosphere surrounding both politics and religious tolerance in Wisconsin and around the country since she started, she remains a force both within the Jewish community at large.

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With our Brewers baseball team and a nickname paying homage to the city’s alcohol-fueled history, it should come as no surprise that Milwaukee is a big drinking town. So when the staff of Milwaukee Magazine sat down to hammer out their ultimate guide to drinking in the city, there were more than a few contentious categories.

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Earlier this week, the Milwaukee Rep opened the 42 consecutive year of its production of A Christmas Carol. The adaptation of Charles Dickens’ holiday classic has gone through a number of changes at the Rep over the years.

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With daily allegations of sexual misconduct or assault being made against men in powerful positions, there is also a growing conversation about how these men have affected women in the workforce. Women have described environments where powerful men were shielded from their accusers, while victims were often shamed and bullied into leaving their jobs.

Essay: Braveheart Boy

Nov 21, 2017
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This Friday, Lake Effect will air a one-hour special about the proposed Foxconn factory in Racine County, recorded on site at the Prairie School in Wind Point.  Our Across the Divide broadcast, produced in association with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, examines questions about the project as it moves forward.

There are not a lot of people in the area with direct experience with the Taiwanese company.  But Milwaukee writer Dan Simmons has some indirect experience, having taught someone who went to work for Foxconn in China:

Sara Stathas

In one year, people around the country will be voting in the midterm elections. Here in Wisconsin, voters will decide whether Scott Walker gets another term as governor, whether Tammy Baldwin continues in the US Senate, and - for voters in the 1st Congressional District - whether Paul Ryan will stay in Congress.

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The Milwaukee Bucks open their NBA season this evening in Boston, against the Celtics.  They’ll play their first game at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Friday against the Cleveland Cavaliers.  It’ll be the last opening night at the arena the team has called home since 1988.

In a feature in the October issue of Milwaukee Magazine, writer Zach Brooke explores the new arena that is rising downtown.

John Sturdy

The October issue of Milwaukee Magazine is its annual “Best Of” issue, and it features some of the highlights of the city in areas ranging from the familiar, like "Best Taco" to the lesser known titles, like "Best Boozy Art Class."

Managing the whole operation is the magazine’s editor-in-chief, Carole Nicksin, who says the annual "Best of," is one of her favorites. 

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Trials are set for this winter for the alleged members of a drug dealing operation that brought in tens of thousands of dollars a day on Milwaukee’s north side. The members referred to it as BMA, or Big Money Addicts, and a feature in the September issue of Milwaukee Magazine credits the group with changing the way drug dealing happens in the city. 

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Every year, Milwaukee Magazine dedicates much of its September issue to showcase some of the arts events happening in the fall, when many artistic institutions put out their season offerings. 

People hoping to go to new museum shows or theater productions will find a myriad of options this season, with a mix new shows and fresh takes on old classics. 

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As technology develops, the “world of work” is trying to keep up. And one unlikely hero has been quietly working to fill that gap: technical colleges.

As a state that once was a leader in manufacturing and factory jobs, Wisconsin has experienced the rapid pace of economic change firsthand. Like many other job markets, Wisconsin now faces a skills gap.

And tech colleges, traditionally known and created to train for careers in the blue-collar trades, have made moves over the past several years to expand their role, creating programs for newer, middle-skill positions.

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