Nathan Timmel turns loneliness into literature

Back in December, we introduced you to Johnny Beehner, a Milwaukee based stand-up comedian who makes a living in comedy clubs throughout the U.S. and Canada. Like Beehner, Iowa City-based career comic Nathan Ti...

First Impression: Strada Pizza

For whatever reason, the piece of property at the bustling corner of Lincoln and Howell Avenues has been known to attract a particular type of business: Mexican restaurants. After serving as Taqueria Azteca's b...

Josh Ballew makes the most of hosting

When last you read direct mention of Milwaukee comic Josh Ballew on Milwaukee Record, he was boldly joining us for "The Longest Brunch" at Ashley's Que. Yet beyond that ill-fated feast, Ballew's name can invari...

First Impression: Meraki

On first glance, there isn’t a lot to distinguish Meraki, the new venture from Chad Meier, former chef at Blue Jacket. It’s doing the same thing, in the same neighborhood, as most of the rest of the Milwaukee r...

Pablove 6 gives the gift of GGOOLLDD

If you read this site semi-regularly, take even a passing interest in Milwaukee music, or have turned on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee within the last hour, you assuredly already know GGOOLLDD. On the weight of its cr...

The 15 best comedy shows we saw in 2014

Today marks the beginning of Jim Gaffigan's three-night run of shows at Pabst Theater. For going on eight years, the food-obsessed comedian's late December appearances at the venue have served as the unofficial...

Chris Chuzles breathes new life into Hot Coffin

This time last year, Chris Chuzles (second from left) was preparing to say goodbye to Disguised As Birds, the decade-old Milwaukee rock band he fronted. Not longer after the release of the band's outstanding sw...

Ramie Makhlouf: From sports talk to stand-up

For thousands of listeners spread from Fond du Lac to Kenosha and all around metro Milwaukee, Ramie Makhlouf's voice is a part of the afternoon drive time commute, a trusted source of athletic information, and ...

A Monday in Cudahy: My third-shift bar crawl

There’s no getting around it: Cudahy is Milwaukee’s punching bag. If you live anywhere in southeastern Wisconsin, you’ve undoubtedly heard dozens of jokes, putdowns, and generalizations cast in the direction of...