New year's

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The year that was 2019

Published Dec. 31, 2019

Before the champagne pops and the ball drops - on the year and on the entire decade - let's take one final look at just a handful of the good, the bad, the ugly and the just plain odd events that made up the past 365 days.

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Matt's Hallmark Holiday Hell: "Royal New Year's Eve"

Published Jan. 3, 2018

My final trip into Hallmark hell is "Royal New Year's Eve," the story of a lowly magazine assistant falling in love with a prince and ... wait, did I just get tricked into watching Netflix's "A Christmas Prince" again?!

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2017 picks: Matt Mueller

Published Dec. 30, 2017

Before the ball drops on Sunday night, most certainly the only time we'll throw confetti to celebrate a Monday, let's take one final look back at the best - and just a bit of the worst - that 2017 had to offer.

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The year that was 2016

Published Dec. 31, 2016

Before the bells chime and the ball drops tonight, let's take one final look at just a handful of the good, the bad and the ugly events that made up the past 365 days. And then let's never speak of this year again.

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The Forum: The 10 biggest stories of 2016

Published Dec. 21, 2016

Merriam-Webster recently selected "surreal" as the 2016 word of the year. Sounds about right. From pop culture to politics, from the unprecedented to the unbelievable, here are columnist Sherwin Hughes' 10 biggest stories from the year that was.

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The year that was 2015

Published Dec. 31, 2015

Today is the last day of the year, and while we're all having fun looking forward to the year to come with optimism a plenty, let's take one final look back at just some of the good, the bad and the just plain bizarre that was 2015.

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Let's make a real resolution

Published Dec. 31, 2015

I think that New Year's resolutions are B.S., and I think most people think so, too. But here's what I am thinking. I think we as a whole need to start being nicer to people.

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Realistic family resolutions

Published Jan. 4, 2014

There's nothing more hopeful than a clean slate. With the new year upon us, we can put our imperfections and mistakes behind us, and journey into 2014 sans last year's baggage. What are your parenting resolutions for 2014?

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First Milwaukee New Year's a great one

Published Jan. 3, 2014

My two-year anniversary at OnMilwaukee.com is coming up in March, but I'm still finding new things to experience in and around Milwaukee, and "firsts" are always a lot of fun. I spent my first New Year's Eve in the Cream City this week, and it was a lot more fun than I expected.

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Dead Man's Carnival kept the old-timey spirit alive

Published Jan. 1, 2014

The bulk of my New Year's Eve was spent at the Oriental Theatre, checking out the Dead Man's Carnival for the first time. Despite the buzz, we managed to capture a pretty good video of the best two minutes of the show.

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2014 sports resolutions for Milwaukee and Wisconsin

Published Jan. 1, 2014

It's the New Year, a time to resolve to change the things we didn't like about the previous one, or to do something we didn't quite accomplish. The athletes and teams in Milwaukee and Wisconsin made national news throughout 2013, in good ways and bad, which should lead to some resolutions in 2014. Well, maybe not. Read on and see for yourself and share what you think some sports resolutions should be in 2014!

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Ring it in, hug it out

Published Dec. 31, 2013

When it comes down to it, isn't the heart of all resolutions really about loving ourselves more?