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Sweat Equity

Jake Henes walks to work. This may not seem unusual, but it is, considering that Henes spends all day fixing cars. Henes, owner of Riverwest Automotive Service (801 E. Keefe Ave.), which opened in July, lives a few blocks from his shop. He does brakes, tune-ups, exhaust, electrical and engine repair, as well as custom work.

Posted inBrady Street Beat

Good Eatin’ on the East Side

The East Side of Milwaukee is home to ethnic grocers and delis that are among the best in the city. Depending on your taste and mood, you can find a number of specialties within a few blocks of Brady Street that you can take home and make yourself or have made for you at the deli counter.

Posted inArts & Entertainment

Tastes Like Chicken

The back cottage on Bartlett, complete with rusting folding chairs on the porch and a Col. Sanders sticker on the door, resembled a frat house more than the headquarters of a nationally distributed magazine. Marla Campbell, (aka Fphatty Lamar), founding member and Tastes Like Chicken housemate, led me past a beautiful red and white 50′s formica kitchen table and under a set of ox horns over the doorway that would wow any Texan. The other members met us in the living room, where the walls were neatly lined with an assortment of original paintings and drawings — a pop art salon that Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas would envy.

Posted inArts & Entertainment

Riverwest ArtWalk: FAQ

ArtWalk is the state’s largest walking tour of artists’ homes and studios, neighborhood galleries and various alternative spaces. It is organized and sponsored by the Riverwest Artists Association (RAA). The walking tour includes more than 100 established and emerging visual artists and performers at 40 site throughout Riverwest. Many area restaurants and taverns also participate, giving the event the overall quality of a neighborhood-wide open house for the arts.

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The Grapes of Activism & the Politics of Meaning

“The Right is correct; there is a huge spiritual crisis in America. And the Left doesn’t get it,” said Rabbi Michael Lerner, an antiwar activist in the 1960s, editor of Tikkun magazine in Berkeley, and organizer of the conference. And with that, the conference began with the launching of a new initiative, the Network of SpiritualProgressives (NSP) to help bring about the spiritual transformation of society and politics in America.