Urban Spelunking: Former BBC & Hotel Foster complex

Published March 22, 2018

Researching the four-building complex on the northwest corner of Farwell and North - which most of us know as the former homes to G-Daddy's BBC and The Globe/The Hotel Foster - is like untangling a complicated web. New owner Josh Jeffers says renovating it will be much the same.


Bartender Games: The Returning Champs

Published Feb. 19, 2014

Join OnMilwaukee's sixth annual Bartender Games (formerly the Bartender Olympics) Thursday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. The Returning Champs team will be the one to beat, with past winners Jim Carney from G-Daddy's BBC, Matty Gonzalez of Sabbatic, Tara Jade of Ashley's Que and Adam Griffin from Fire on Water.


Cumberbatch's "Sherlock" hits PBS next month

Published Dec. 26, 2013

One of the most classic characters, Sherlock Holmes, exists in a couple of formats in reboots. CBS has "Elementary," while Great Britain has "Sherlock." The program produced across the pond is presented in the U.S. on PBS through Masterpiece Theater.


I'm No. 4,280,001,527

Published Oct. 27, 2011

The Earth's population is expected to hit seven billion over the next few weeks. To mark the occasion, those wacky cats over at the BBC have come up with a system to determine your "number" in terms of the earth's current population.


Crawling around the East Side music scene

Published June 6, 2011

As Milwaukee gets ready to (Summer) Fest, you can get a jump on the Big Gig by checking out more than a dozen local bands in their natural year-'round habitat. The East Side Music Crawl features 15 local bands at 15 bars.


Milwaukee's best bar on or near North Avenue/UWM, 2011: Hooligan's

Published Feb. 24, 2011

Fans of Hooligan's Super Bar, the East Side landmark located at 2017 E. North Ave., showed their support by once again naming Hoolie's the best bar on or near North Avenue during the annual readers' poll. And editorial staff agreed.


OnMedia: Mercure at the microphone

Published Jan. 3, 2011

Former Channel 4 investigative reporter John Mercure takes over the host chair on WTMJ radio today at 3 as the station tinkers with its identity ... WUWM tweaks its lineup ... PBS' "American Experience" looks at Robert E. Lee tonight.


OnMedia: Fox plays hardball with Dish Network

Published Oct. 5, 2010

The loss of Fox Sports Wisconsin, FX and National Geographic for Dish subscribers is the opening volley in a contract battle... "Deadliest Catch" is coming back for another season, even if it's without three captains... Conan O'Brien washes his desk.