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The Washington Post discovers Brew City

Published Aug. 10, 2017

The Washington Post raved about Milwaukee's charms this week, including its affordability, friendliness and ease of getting around. Here's what the paper had to say about Brew City.

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No Wisconsin bars on Post's list of America's most authentic dives?

Published May 8, 2017

Dive bars, like the lingering vague smells that inhabit them, are difficult to exactly define. And, certainly, no national list of eight of them is going to be definitive. But still, this recent Washington Post list of America's most authentic dive bars is a bunch of crap.

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Sykes' national star continues to rise

Published May 26, 2016

Charlie Sykes has long been a star of conservative politics, having built a kind of cottage industry mixing radio, television, books and his own peculiar brand of journalism. He may now be part of "The Mainstream Media."

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2015 picks: Jeff Sherman

Published Dec. 26, 2015

I live my life, as much as I can, in this order: faith, family, friends, Milwaukee, Marquette and the Bucks. That list pretty much covers it all, and 2015 saw many highlights, big stories and events, that included several of those things.

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Conflicting rankings show the challenge, and danger, of school ratings

Published April 28, 2015

Last week, the Washington Post issued its annual ranking of the best high schools in every state around the country. The Milwaukee Public Schools, with six high schools making the cut, including the top two spots in Wisconsin and three of the top 10. But here's a thing: Two of the schools on the Washington Post's list also made a different list, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's list of the worst schools in the state.

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Former Milwaukee reporter hits it big in D.C.

Published Feb. 11, 2013

A former Milwaukee reporter was named to one of the most influential positions in journalism last week. What made Kevin Merida's promotion to managing editor of the Washington Post all the more satisfying to some folks in town was that he started his newspaper career right here in Brewtown.

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OnMedia: How big was Glenn Beck's crowd?

Published Sept. 1, 2010

Whether they're accurate or not, crowd estimates can bring criticisms from the crowd being counted ... Milwaukee Public TV shuffled its offerings to over-the-air viewers ... An agreement looks near in the Time Warner-Disney dispute over carrying ESPN channels.

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Washington Post calls Milwaukee "Mini-Chicago" and more

Published March 29, 2005

The Washington Post, on Sunday, March 27, featured a rather glowing article about Milwaukee. The writer noted Art's Concertina Bar, the breweries, brats and bowling, but she also mentioned the new "Milwaukee of high culture and chic."