Monday, October 24th, 2016

Bruce Murphy over at the Urban Milwaukee website is already predicting Milwaukee Alderman Bob Donovan will not defeat Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in the 2016 spring election. Why can’t Donovan win a race for mayor? Let us count the reasons. For starters, no alderman has won a campaign for mayor since the election of 1910, […]

Over at UrbanMilwaukee, Michael Horne wants to know if Sheriff David Clarke’s ads with iNet are illegal or merely obnoxious. Plenty of Horne asked the Government Accountability Board Monday to weigh in on the matter, but a response has not yet been received at the time of this writing. However, under the state ethics code, […]

Over at Urban Milwaukee is a must-read article for anyone who has looked at public art and thought,  “What a bunch of crap.” Forget the arguments about the waste of tax dollars, Tom Bamberger does a great job of showing we’re not getting our money’s worth. Consider this sculpture, Tip by David Middlebrook, at the entrance to Gordon […]

First they’ll take over Third Coast Daily Digest whatever, then the Crazy Shepherd, and then Milwaukee Magazine! Urban Milwaukee president Jeramey Jannene said the company was excited about the acquisition. “Third Coast is a perfect complement to what we do, and will add an entertainment-oriented website to our daily news coverage. We’d like to salute […]

Bruce Murphy lists the winners and losers of the election. I end up in the latter category. Thanks, Bruce. Media Political Pundits: The news media kept insisting the presidential election was a tossup, though every polling aggregator showed a large electoral vote margin for Obama. Nationally, Michael Barone and George Will predicted Romney would win big, while local pundits and […]

“There’s only one person in the world who’s going to decide what I’m going to do and that’s me…” – Charles Foster Kane Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Columnist Eugene Kane has accepted the buyout instead and is leaving the newspaper, although they are going to continue to run a weekly column by him. It’s probably for […]

Former Milwaukee Magazine Editor Bruce Murphy is now at Urban Milwaukee, publisher Dave Reid announced. Murphy’s signature Murphy’s Law column was created by and featured for nearly two years at, and then continued during his time at Milwaukee Magazine. It ranges widely in subject matter, but has been a must-read for news and and […]