Author : Larry Zamba

  • Terror abounds at the Wisconsin Fear Grounds

    What’s the scariest haunted house in the country? Ask a lot of people, and you’ll get a horror movie-ready response: right behind you. The house in question is the Wisconsin Fear Grounds in Waukesha, which consistently ranks as one of the top haunted houses in the United States. Haunted Attraction magazine gave it the No. 1 spot for Wisconsin and the nation at large, while USA Today reader.... Read More
  • Kenosha Pride March steps off at noon July 18

    Following last month’s Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage, participants in the third annual Kenosha Pride March have something big to celebrate on July 18. Based on attendance at past events, at least 200 people will take to the sidewalks and march through downtown Kenosha. They have a message to deliver, according to 20-year-old volunteer coordinator Diamond Hartwell. “Marchers.... Read More
  • Kenosha HarborMarket benefits consumers and entrepreneurs alike

    At times, there are more than 10,000 people walking through Kenosha’s HarborMarket, listening to musicians, sampling food and purchasing arts and crafts from some 200 vendors under tents. It’s no grocery store. And that’s nice. As someone who has been to the market many times, I guarantee you can count on a great experience. You can buy asparagus bundles for just a buck. Get organic honey fr.... Read More
  • Harley-Davidson roars toward youth market

    Project Livewire, Harley-Davidson’s prototype electric motorcycle, could be the most radical technological evolution in the company’s 111-year history. It’s beautifully designed, well crafted and powerful. If Livewire goes into production, it could prove to be a cycle perfect for the times — and beyond. Harley-Davidson’s need to get into the electric market is sparked by two realities. O.... Read More
  • Transitioning: A Milwaukee transgender woman shares details of her facial reconstruction

    “In 1967, when I was 12, I told my parents that I thought I was a girl. Well, they sent me to a shrink who said it was ‘just a phase,’” says Briana Fleury. The shrink was wrong. Fleury went on to become the first employee to transition from male to female at MillerCoors. Now 60 years old, she lives in Milwaukee. But finally embracing her womanhood was the culmination of a long personal jou.... Read More
  • Fantastic fandoms get the museum treatment at RAM

    Most art exhibitions show works from a movement or artist of the past, or perhaps a contemporary portrait of what’s going on in the world of art today. In comparison, the Racine Art Museum’s new exhibit is literally out of this world. "A Whole Other World: Subculture Craft" is a show that orbits around fantastic fandoms in the realm of speculative fiction, like science fiction, superheroes an.... Read More
  • Tate will not seek another term as Wisconsin Democratic Party chair

    Wisconsin Democratic Party Chairman Mike Tate will not seek another term when his contract expires in June 6.  In 2009, at the age 30, Tate was elected with the endorsement of state party chair, Joe Weinke, becoming the state’s youngest Democratic Party chairman to date. Tate formerly served as executive director of Fair Wisconsin, the state's LGBT advocacy group. In that position, he trie.... Read More
  • Westboro Baptist Church protests across Wisconsin

    The Westboro Baptist Church, one of the most rabid hate groups in America, will be spreading their own version of holiday cheer throughout Wisconsin this month. The group has already protested at Bradford High School in Kenosha, Horlick High School in Racine and at a variety of locations in Milwaukee including St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and the Church of the Gesu on Marquette’s campus. The f.... Read More
  • Hundreds participate in Kenosha’s 2nd Gay Pride March

    By any measure, Kenosha’s 2nd Annual Gay Pride March was a success. The July 12 event began with hundreds of people gathering around the Simmons Library in downtown Kenosha, where supportive local leaders inspired them with pro-equality speeches. The group then marched down Library Park, turned north on Sheridan Road and south on 7th Avenue. Spirits were high, despite intermittently showery weat.... Read More