Gothic Milwaukee: 10 great buildings

Published June 9, 2013

One could expend a lot of verbiage on Gothic churches here, so to make sure this list of 10 great Gothic buildings in Milwaukee doesn't become a list of 10 Gothic churches in Milwaukee, I've limited myself to one house of worship. You may or may not agree about these buildings being the best examples of Gothic architecture in Milwaukee but you can't deny they are all landmarks and lovely ones at that.


Urban spelunking: St. Joan of Arc Chapel

Published May 27, 2013

This little building with the steep-pitched roof and pointed spire was built in the 15th century as Chapelle de St. Martin de Sayssuel, in the small village of Chasse. And, the story goes, Joan of Arc kissed one of its stones before leading her troops into battle against the English during the Hundred Years War.


Peek inside the North Point Water Tower

Published May 31, 2011

Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to get inside the majestic, fairytale-esque North Point Water Tower, located on an 80-foot bluff between North Lake Drive and Lake Michigan.


Milwaukee's comic shops guide

Published April 6, 2011

Milwaukee comic shops are enjoying a surge in business, thanks to the swell of recent comic book-based movies including "Spiderman" and "Road to Perdition." One comic shop owner recently sold a collectible edition for $3,500.


Is Milwaukee's goth scene dead?

Published Oct. 28, 2005

Since the late '70s, goth has been a lifestyle for many with its own unique music, fashion and politics. Recently, the scene has waned in Milwaukee, but Milwaukeeans like Jeff Murrell are doing everything they can to keep it alive.


Wailing Banshee Boo-tique spooks Brady Street

Published Feb. 18, 2004

With the ghosts of Tobacco Road and Changin' Times still lurking in the corners, Jennifer Johnson opened the goth-glorious Wailing Banshee Boo-tique in the high-profile building at 932 E. Brady St.