Metro area home sales rose 21% in August, but that is just part of the story

Existing-home sales in metro Milwaukee rose 21% last month, continuing a yearlong upswing. The 1,619 sales in August would have been stronger still if not for a lack of homes on the market, the Greater Milwaukee [Read story]

MEDC loan sought for new industrial building at A.O. Smith site

The first building planned for the former A.O. Smith Corp. site in north Milwaukee would be financed mainly through MEDC loan. Read entire story here. [Read story]

Adventures in Chinese Dining – Peking House offers the usual (and so much more)

The first thing lunchtime visitors will notice at Peking House is a buffet. Those that request a menu will find that, at first, it looks just like every other Chinese menu Read entire story here. [Read story]

Mahkorn is the face of theatrical dedication and hope

Gretchen Mahkorn is 21. She's an actor. She has a BFA in acting from a respected program. She's smart. She's determined. She networks. She has a resume. She has history onstage from a very young age. And her next acting [Read story]

Updated: Club Anything transitioning into The Local

Todd Novasic, the owner of Club Anything, 807 S. 5th St., is converting the gothic / industrial bar into a new concept. Read entire story here. [Read story]

Stuff to do in Milwaukee this weekend

The Best of Brew City is your mobile guide to going out in Milwaukee. Locate events, live music, bars and restaurants near you and in Milwaukee's most popular neighborhoods. and download the app [Read story]

How celebrities’ nude photos get leaked

How did private, nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities get leaked all over the Internet Sunday? Read entire story here. [Read story]

Kellogg’s echoes rival in green initiative

Two weeks after rival cereal maker General Mills, Kellogg's says it, too, wants to help save the environment. The company that makes Corn Flakes, Eggo Waffles and Pop Tarts says it's committed to "doing what's best for [Read story]

Milwaukee Agile

Meet other local Agile practitioners interested in sharing experiences in Agile & Lean software development and project management practices, tools, and coaching / teaching techniques. Our meetings are held at 5:30 [Read story]

Construction done right

It's easy to complain about highway construction in Milwaukee. After all, it's pretty much a constant. When one project finishes, another begins ... if we're lucky. More often, it seems like every interchange or stretch [Read story]

Old McKinley School gets a hearing

In February, I wrote about the fact that the old McKinley School on 20th and Vliet is in danger of coming down. The details of that situation can be read here. The school is an unusual one in Milwaukee and deserves to be [Read story]

I’ve got a guy: Milwaukee recommendations

Need a plumber? A realtor? An orthopedist? How about a mechanic you can trust? We've got recommendations for all these and more. Read entire story here. [Read story]

Milwaukee Talks: "Morning Blend" co-host Molly Fay

Chicago native Molly Fay didn't expect to host a talk show. But the former investigative journalist, mother of three and self-described introvert, found herself doing just that eight years ago when WTMJ-4 launched "The [Read story]

Frakes Honored with 2014 WRA Excellence Award

Executive Chef Brian Frakes has been named the Chef Honoree for the 2014 Wisconsin Restaurant Association (WRA) Education Foundation Salute to Excellence Awards. Read entire story here. [Read story]

Badgers hope to vault to top of Big Ten

In head coach Gary Andersen's second season, and the first with Melvin Gordon as the feature running back, the Wisconsin Badgers hope to make a leap to the top of the Big Ten and potentially make some noise in college [Read story]

West Milwaukee’s Mad Rooster Cafe crazy about breakfast

The country-themed Mad Rooster Cafe in West Milwaukee is a diner at heart, serving up solid dishes for breakfast and lunch. Read entire story here. [Read story]

M H.’s Review of Café Benelux – Milwaukee (3/5) on Yelp

Great rooftop patio and excellent service. The food was hit or miss, though. Frites and kids spaghetti were both delicious. Our salads were OK, but the beet salad was a bit confusing. It was… Read entire story here. [Read story]

Talking the past, present and future with local band Body Futures

The word "future" may be in the band name, but Milwaukee-based rock band Body Futures is having a pretty good moment right now in the present. got a chance to chat with Body Futures' Michael Wojtasiak [Read story]

Take the Milwaukee challenge: State Fair vs. The Pfister Hotel cream puffs

For 90 years, the Wisconsin State Fair has sold cream puffs. For the first time ever, executive Chef Brian Frakes offered the creamy pastry at The Pfister Hotel's cafe. Recently, seven employees tried [Read story]

‘This Is Spinal Tap,’ ‘Dr. Strangelove’ join Milwaukee Film Festival lineup

The film festival calls its rowdy side Cinema Hooligante; its 2014 offerings include anime, science fiction and cult-classic options. Read entire story here. [Read story]