• A Room Full of Barometric Gages

    A Room Full of Barometric Gages

    Inside the rouge ballroom is a top-secret gathering of the stylish.   The nation's first four-year fashion program (Milwaukee's own Mount Mary College!) is holding a reception for AIDS awareness. There is to be a conversation between Timothy Gunn, American fashion icon who hosts the television show...

  • Pin the Eagle On the Mother

    Pin the Eagle On the Mother

    Five moments of learning from the past week at the Pfister.   1. A kid from Chicago comes to my typewriter and gawks. I allow him to type whatever he wants: “HAa Liamisthe greatest Pat and Kerianne suck and wish they could do this hahah”   2. A girl comes...

  • Anyway, I Was Converted

    Anyway, I Was Converted

    Here is the conversion story of Monica who joins her friends Jan and Tom at the Pfister every Sunday after they all attend mass at St. Catherine’s.   “I hated it. I was opposed to it on moral grounds. Disgusting, brutal, a waste of time.   Then the Packers won the Sup...

  • A Reunion With Radical Kiera

    A Reunion With Radical Kiera

    Until today, I hadn’t seen my friend Kiera in nine years. The last time I saw her we were having one last group sleepover at my house the week before we each moved out of Milwaukee to seek our higher educations in other cities. I went to Missouri for the Kansas City Art Institute and Kiera went to Oakland f...

  • A Poem By LeVar Burton

    A Poem By LeVar Burton

    Recently, Sharp Literacy, an organization devoted to the educational flourishment of urban children held a fundraiser at the Pfister. Actor LeVar Burton, who hosted all 26 years of Reading Rainbow on PBS spoke.   “My mom’s about four foot ten and a half, weighs about a buck and a quarter. ...

  • So He Traveled Around Basting Turkeys

    So He Traveled Around Basting Turkeys

    Harold & Laura came into town to visit their son Michael who is graduating from the Milwaukee School of Engineering’s mechanical engineering program. The three of them took advantage of Doors Open Milwaukee to tour the tallest skyscraper in Milwaukee, then the Groehmann Museum where they met the real, l...

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