Every Friday, Off The Record looks to other Milwaukee publications (and beyond) for bits of news we missed throughout the week.
• When the Green Bay Packers were knocked out of the playoffs a few weeks back, one thing consumed the minds of crestfallen fans: Fuck. This means there won’t be any more hilariously pissy Kato Kaelin tweets until the fall. Fuck. Yes, Kaelin’s Packers-related tweets were golden (so golden we milked them not once, but twice), but his review of the upcoming The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story is almost as entertaining as his PUKE VOMIT PUKE tweets during football season. Almost.
In a ridiculously nitpick-y piece for the New York Daily News, the former Milwaukeean and O.J. Simpson houseguest laid out all the inaccuracies in the Ryan Murphy-produced mini-series, beginning February 2 on FX. For instance:
Here’s what they got wrong: the program shows the limo driver waiting on the curb to take O.J. to the airport, with the driver loading luggage. The car was actually in the driveway and I was there talking to the driver.
And, perhaps more damningly:
In another scene, Billy Magnussen, who portrays me, is eating a hamburger and O.J. asked about his love for burgers, which hints to an alibi. In real life, I stopped eating red meat in 1983.
OnMilwaukee‘s Matt Mueller dug deeper into Kaelin’s breathtaking takedown.
• If the Milwaukee Bucks successfully close a block of 4th Street for their new downtown arena, will it be public or private? Urban Milwaukee investigated this curious question, while the Milwaukee Business Journal spoke to Bucks VP Alex Lasry about demolishing the publicly owned Milwaukee Theatre. (Oh, and we talked about both subjects on this week’s Disclaimer.)
• Doors Open Milwaukee is one of niftiest events of the year, giving rank-and-file citizens access and tours to iconic Milwaukee buildings and landmarks. Want to climb to the top of Milwaukee City Hall and almost lose your shit? Doors Open has your back. Urban Milwaukee looked at the history of the still-growing event.
• IshDARR isn’t wasting any time in 2016, hitting the ground running with a new single, “Time Shawty.” Tap Milwaukee took a listen to the latest from the 19-year-old Milwaukee rapper.
• OnMilwaukee spoke with Milwaukee author Nicholas Petrie about his first published novel, The Drifter, a tale of “terrorism, homelessness, veterans, and Riverwest.”
• Evan Rytlewski at Shepherd Express chatted with the members of The Tritonics. The Milwaukee reggae band will celebrate the release of its new album, Dance Crasher, tonight at Linneman’s.
• The new Milwaukee Art Museum is home to a new wine bar, East End Wine Bar. OnMilwaukee took a look.
• And finally, a belated happy birthday to Mr. Baseball himself, Bob Uecker, who turned 82 this week. Have a wacky weekend, Milwaukee!