Royal Brevvaxling

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Royal Brevväxling is a writer, educator and visual artist. As a photo essayist, he also likes to tell stories with pictures. In his writing, Royal focuses on the people who make Milwaukee an inviting, interesting and inspiring place to live.

Royal has taught courses in critical pedagogy, writing, rhetoric and cultural studies at several schools in Wisconsin and Minnesota. He is currently Adjunct Associate Professor of Humanities at Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.

Royal lives in Walker’s Point with his family and uses the light of the Polish Moon to illuminate his way home.


Recent Articles
 
 Movies & TV - October 30, 2019
 "Pier Kids" dives deep into lives of LGBTQ homeless teens of color
 "Pier Kids: The Life" offers sweeping yet intimate views on the homeless street life of LGBTQ youth of color in New York's West Village.
 
 Bars & Clubs - October 13, 2017
 Hidden Gem: George's Pub
 George Vomberg is the 84-year-old owner of George's Pub, 224 E. Washington St., in the Harbor View neighborhood. Listening to Vomberg is like being presented with a living history book.
 
 Marketplace - July 27, 2017
 47-year-old Quality Optical focuses on the future
 Most people who love unique and vintage eyeglass frames know of Downtown's Quality Optical. The family-run business continues to thrive despite an unexpected death and a dwindling supply of the popular "cat eye" glasses.
 
 Marketplace - September 7, 2012
 Cutting Group offers high-end haircuts at discount prices
 Tom and Stephanie Miller started The Cutting Group in 2006. The idea behind the lower-cost alternative to full-service salons for haircuts is to do one thing, focus on it and excel at it. The idea is summarized in its tagline, "Get cut. Look good."
 
 Dining - September 7, 2012
 Bun Me adds banh mi to Milwaukee food cart scene
 Bun Me is a playfully-worded Vietnamese banh mi sandwich cart that's been hitting a lot of street corners all around Milwaukee this summer, serving up sandwiches, chips and soda, and garnering a lot of attention.
 
 Living - August 31, 2012
 New directions for the LGBT Community Center
 The Milwaukee LGBT Community Center, the non-profit organization dedicated to being the home of Milwaukee's LGBT population, is making some important changes, reenergizing and building new connections with the broader community.
 
 Dining - August 29, 2012
 Zak's Cafe finds niche in local dining scene
 It's been a year and a half since we found Doug Konzak in the middle of renovating the space that's become Zak's Cafe. And Konzak keeps going, drawing on the resources of the Walker's Point neighborhood, adding new menu items this summer and getting ready to build a new patio.
 
 Arts & Entertainment - August 24, 2012
 Celebrate John Cage centenary with sound
 Celebrate American composer, writer and philosopher John Cage's birthday centennial with a series of events sponsored by Woodland Pattern Book Center. The first is a "Literary Musicircus" at Riverside Park, where 50 people will simultaneously read from Cage's books.
 
 Marketplace - August 22, 2012
 I.M. Salvage finds treasure in destruction
 I. M. Salvage has, or had, almost everything imaginable from structures built a few months to 140 years ago. For example, street lights, exotic chandeliers and ordinary kitchen lights fill just a few of the different spaces in I. M. Salvage's 30,000-square foot building.
 
 Bars & Clubs - August 17, 2012
 The Salty Dog sails into Cudahy, introduces Bimini Ring game
 Cudahy's The Salty Dog was formerly Sassy Sue's, in addition to a few other things, including most recently Red Stone, which closed last month. The new bar's grand opening is tonight at 3479 E. Plankinton Ave.
 


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