Word of Mouth: Milwaukee

Wisconsin's largest city comprises steadfast institutions and emerging hotspots

Milwaukee, Wisconsin constitutes the remnants of a few industries long gone and the emergence of others that render the city somewhere between a resurgence and an evolution. It certainly never faded completely, but there’s undoubtedly something new to it all. That doesn’t mean the best parts of the city are those that opened recently though. Milwaukee adores its longstanding bars (Bryant’s) and fast-food joints (Kopp’s …

Juiceboxxx

Known for beer-brewing, a heavy German contingent and little else, Milwaukee is far from the center of hip-hop culture. Out to change his hometown's reputation is Juiceboxxx, a 21-year-old rapper and producer whose sound lies somewhere between Big Daddy Kane and the Beastie Boys. An unassuming MC, the slight, geeky rapper is pure kinetic energy in live shows, captivating audiences with a punk rock energy …

MIAD 2006 Show

And now, the perfect roadstop for mega-designgeeks on a summer cross-country trip. Milwaukee, Wisconsin has a hidden history of industrial design innovation starting with industry pioneer Brooks Stevens. The Juried Exhibition of 2006 graduates from the (yes it is) prestigious Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD) present the next generation purveyors of beautiful planned obsolescence. Product prototypes, 3-D proposal renderings and boundary-pushing corporate graphic …