Artists who just want a space of their own may have difficulty with the idea that their own way of life might drive them and other people out of the neighborhood. This special feature includes links to many readings on the web, excerpts from Milwaukee’s Housing Strategy, a poem about Chicago’s Wicker Park Yuppification, and Gentrification Resistance Tools for Freak Bohemians.
[threecol_two]Many Riverwest residents may have agreed with Vince Bushell’s comments in the Currents when he responded to Commerce St. developer John Vetter’s soft-pedaling of gentrification. Vetter’s remark, “what’s not to like about [rising property values]” concluded a Journal Sentinel article by Whitney Gould back in February. Vetter’s comment wasn’t as surprising and dismaying as the […]
by Adam J. Lovinus With the votes all cast and counted, the political winners and losers determined, the time has come for the Democracy Hangover that lasts up until inauguration time in January. This is a time of peaceful closure for politicians and the electorate alike, both burned out from the trench warfare that is […]
by Tea Krulos Rockerbox is the crowd. Thats the cool thing about Rockerbox, Scott Johnson tells me. Were sitting outside his flagship business, Fuel Café. This type of conversation will be impossible to conduct here August 11, when the street will be filled with revving motorcycles for the fifth annual Rockerbox Motofest. Johnson thought of […]
by Tim Lambrecht For those of you picking up the Currents early this month, just a reminder that on Saturday, July 28, The Brady Street Festival featuring Cheesefest will be held from 10am- 10pm. You can sample or buy from local and regional cheesemakers and organic farmers. There will also be Milwaukees only outdoor fashion […]