For Love & Money

It all started with a press conference and kernel of an idea. For the March 2014 issue of Milwaukee Magazine, I analyzed what the economic ramifications of same-sex marriage might be if the state of Wisconsin legalized it. What I found was a large figure, but an even larger impact. Read the story here.

20 of the Most Creative Milwaukeeans: Ken Leinbach

We’re on the top level of the tower at the Urban Ecology Center’s Riverside Park branch, clear views of Downtown to the south and the new Rotary Centennial Arboretum to the west. Ken Leinbach, the center’s executive director, has just shoveled in his lunch. “When you’re up here, you get a different perspective,” he says. […]

End of the Line

The Milwaukee County Transit System has been trapped in a budget-induced death spiral – increased fares and reduced service, leading to fewer riders and less revenue, leading to increased fares and reduced service. But it wasn’t always that way. Can an out-of-state, for-profit company resurrect the public system? Read the story on

The Faces of Film

An edited version of this all-staff Q&A with Milwaukee Film appeared in our September issue. We could only fit six staff members in print, so we put the rest online. It was a fun package to create. For the past five years, the Milwaukee Film Festival has brought sidesplitting rom-coms, stirring documentaries and fright-filled horror […]

Best Places to Live

It was a labor of love, that’s for sure. I analyzed more than 30,000 home sales in the metro Milwaukee area to produce a huge chart (not online) and narrow down some great places to live based on certain criteria. Read the whole story here: