Milwaukee

Does Ice on the Great Lakes Always Mean a Colder Spring?

An analysis from past seasons calls that connection into question.

Milwaukee Gets the Magnum Photos Treatment in a New Exhibit

Some of the world's best photographers spent time in Wisconsin's biggest city to produce "Postcards from America: Milwaukee."

Head Injuries Didn't Rise in Bike-Share Cities. They Actually Fell

In fact, head injuries declined about 14 percent after cities started bike-sharing programs.

Why Detroit's Collapse Was So Much Worse Than Other Hard-Hit Cities

Comparing the Motor City's manufacturing woes to the rest of the region.

The Arctic 'Steam Fog' Over the Great Lakes, Seen From Space

An escaped chunk of the Polar Vortex caused this weird-looking mass emanation of vapors.

What's the Most Surprising Thing You've Learned About Being a Mayor?

On becoming a waste management and parking policy expert.

What's the Most Frustrating Part of Your Job?

Mayors open up about the stuff that gets them down.

Why Has No Sitting Mayor Ever Become President of the United States?

A few have tried, but none have succeeded.

Where Atlantic Cities Readers Think Millennials Can Make It Now

Our series drew impassioned responses from city boosters and haters alike.

What's the First Thing You Do When You Arrive at City Hall Each Day?

You asked. Mayors answered.

Why These Midwest Millennials Are Choosing Milwaukee Over Chicago

"I don't have to work seven days a week here to pay the bills and do what I want to do."

Where Millennials Can Make It Now

The new geography of being young in America.

Two-Thirds of Americans Flush Public Toilets With Their Feet

Evolution gave us hands, but people are so afraid of germs in the bathroom they prefer to use feet, hips, and paper towels to touch things.

The Uneven Geography of America's Fast Food Jobs

Workers in seven metro areas are striking, but their wages are even worse elsewhere.

Where You Don't Have to Feel Bad If You're a 40-Year-Old Renter

Even with a family.

How Milwaukee Could Transform Itself Into the 'Silicon Valley' of Fresh Water

Inside the city's ambitious plans to become a hub of water-related technology and innovation.

The End of Blue Collar Work?

Companies like Milwaukee's Rockwell Automation excel at productivity, but create far fewer jobs than traditional manufacturing.

Milwaukee Looks to Shake Off Its Rust-Belt Image

A conversation with Mayor Tom Barrett.

Fixing a Neighborhood by Strengthening Its Social Ties

Taking small actions that give people a sense of pride in their neighborhood isn't a crazy starting point for uplifting a community like Lindsay Heights.