Marquette Wire

From Pabst to present

Tim Seeman

September 29, 2009

Filed under Featured

From its humble beginnings in 1844 as a small brewery run by German immigrant Jacob Best, the Pabst Brewing Company grew quickly. Captain Frederick Pabst overtook operations in 1889 shortly after he married into the Best fam...

Future of racing in Milwaukee unclear

Tony DiZinno

September 24, 2009

Filed under News

DECK: The Milwaukee Mile owes $2 million to NASCAR, IRL The late Paul Newman famously said in the 1969 movie “Winning” that “everyone goes to Milwaukee after Indy.” The concern is that in 2010, the venerable Milwaukee Mil...

Exhibit unveils eclectic work of Warhol’s last decade

Kaleigh Ward

September 24, 2009

Filed under Featured, Marquee

Every college student knows about Andy Warhol. At least the trendy ones do, or they pretend to. Nevertheless, Warhol’s name is universally recognized while the names of most other contemporary artists remain somewhat unfamiliar...

Boys and Girls Clubs scholarship program formed

Tori Dykes

September 17, 2009

Filed under Featured, News

Marquette University is spearheading an unprecedented partnership with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, pledging full-tuition scholarships to winners of the group’s “Youth of the Year” competition. Marquette is the first university in the nation to form suc...

Nothing small about short film fest

Kaleigh Ward

September 17, 2009

Filed under Featured, Marquee

Among the little-known and under-appreciated festivals this city has to offer is the Milwaukee Short Film Festival. Last weekend marked the end of the 11th annual fest put on by the Milwaukee Independent Film Society. The festival...

Kenosha-Racine-Milwaukee commuter rail moves ahead

Tim Seeman

September 17, 2009

Filed under Featured, News

The absence of a functional regional transit authority did not discourage members of the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission from presenting a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for a proposed commuter rail connect...

View of the week: fishing pier by Alterra

Molly Ryan

September 15, 2009

Filed under Viewpoints

The Milwaukee skyline is somewhat ambiguous by land. As the sun sets over the west horizon it's almost impossible to take in the full breadth of the city, which hugs Lake Michigan’s eastern coast. Luckily, in the spring...

Judges, cops, grandmas: everyone’s getting inked

Kaleigh Ward

September 10, 2009

Filed under Featured, Marquee

Though I remember most things from childhood as being disproportionately important, I remember my cousin Kim’s new tattoo of a fish as a particularly epic event. Kim went to great lengths to hide her ankle from my grandparent...

Don’t judge a tomato before you throw it

Molly Gamble

September 10, 2009

Filed under Featured, Marquee

During the last week of August, approximately 20,000 people gather in the town of Bunol, Spain and pelt one another with ripened tomatoes. It’s supposed to be a celebration and according to the event’s Web site, a war with...