Two years ago, landlord Tim Brophy hid under one of his tenant’s beds, hoping the police wouldn’t find him. They did. The city was after him then — and still — because of unpaid property taxes and outstanding fines relating to code violations on his vast collection of rental units in Riverwest, Harambee, Brewers Hill, […]
Bylines Archives: Dan Knauss
Dan Knauss is principal of New Local Media, an open source web application design and development consultancy. He lived and worked in Rivereast, Riverwest and Harambee from 1999-2011. Dan built and has maintained the Currents website since its debut in 2002. During the early noughties he blogged and wrote for the Currents. He now lives with his family in Canada.
Have you ever walked through a south-side neighborhood and had a sense of its history and mixture of new and old immigrant communities? Have you passed through Halyard Park and been startled to find ranch homes with large yards and few fences in the central city? Exploring and explaining the uniqueness of neighborhoods like these […]
Recently I heard this revision of the popular “Diversity is Our Strength” slogan that is featured on yard signs all over Riverwest: “Diversity is Our Alibi.” I assume the intended point is that there’s a lot of white liberal backslapping about living in an area with an unusually high level of non-white minorities. On the […]
Documentary Captures Divisions, Frustrations in Anti-War Movement A Carnival of Dissent, a documentary on the Milwaukee anti-war movement as of last year, made its debut at the Green Gallery 801 E. Clarke St. on June 12. Produced by local activist and UWM journalism student Nathan Hall with Mike Neuman, Adriane Hoff, and Naomi Lange, about […]
by Thomas Patrick and Daniel Patrick Me and me second cousin, Daniel Patrick, trekked over the big pond to Grapplin City in County Sligo for the wake o’ Flanagan, our fourth-cousin, twice removed. Everyone was there, even that old fekkin’ ‘oor, Mary Babs, an’ too many tongues went a-waggin’ about her and Flanagan, not to […]