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“I Got It At Fischberger’s!”

Maybe it was the approaching holidays that seemed to wash the little variety store on Holton St. with the muted nostalgia of the 1950s… that golden time of peace and stability when the wealthiest Americans paid 90 percent of their income in taxes… by Jan Christensen Fischberger’s Variety store does harken back to another time. […]

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by Tess Reiss Tis the Season to sprinkle holiday cheer by your generous patronage of local shops, crafts, and global fair trade products in Milwaukee’s hometown neighborhoods. On New Year’s Eve try a round robin with friends at local bars while sampling the live music, food, party favors, and champagne toast at midnight. Merry & […]

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The Passing of a Legend

by Charlesetta Thompson, photo by Tess Reiss Frank Zeidler, always a fan of history and particularly the history of Milwaukee, holds a copy of Tom Tolan’s Riverwest: A Community History, in late 2003. Active until the end, recently Zeidler talked of retiring. We were blessed that he chose to share his ideas and memories into […]

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See You In The Funny Papers

by Janice Christensen Starting Sept. 18, 2005 the New York Times Magazine introduced a 10-page “Funny Pages” section. When the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten published 12 cartoons depicting Muhammad last September, I remember thinking, “Are cartoons going to start World War III?” Closer to home, from April 29 through August 13, the Milwaukee Art Museum hosted […]

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