Author Archives: Katherine Wikoff

About Katherine Wikoff

I am a college professor at Milwaukee School of Engineering, where I teach literature, film studies, political science, and communication. I also volunteer with a Milwaukee homeless sanctuary, Repairers of the Breach, as chair of the Communications and Fund Development Committee.

A “jaw-droppingly” creative television ad

The “Golden Age” of television advertising” (think “Mad Men”) is generally considered to be the 1960s through sometime in the 1980s. TV commercials were often extremely creative and fun to watch. Like this clever VW commercial from the very early … Continue reading

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Red Light, Rainy Night

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Lex Allen’s “love letter” to Milwaukee

If you live in Milwaukee, you’ve probably already seen this joyful music video. If you haven’t, you’ll fall in love with both Allen and the city he showcases so beautifully. The song is “Let Go.” Enjoy! 🙂

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Better research using Google’s lesser-known search tools

Research is so boring. Except when you find amazing stuff that totally elevates your work. Then it’s actually cool. People like learning new things, gaining new insights, pulling back the curtain to see who’s really pulling the levers behind the … Continue reading

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PA ST

Abandoned for years, the old Pabst Brewing complex on the west end of downtown Milwaukee was redeveloped over the past decade by the Zilber Property Group. The area contains many of the brewery’s original buildings, with their signature crenallated rooftop … Continue reading

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Peaceful country evening

Looking through my camera roll and doing some housekeeping (because I take far more photos than I want to keep), I found this picture taken in August while visiting my parents. This is the view from their patio. It’s such … Continue reading

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Groovy Windows

Taken yesterday near the corner of Water and State in downtown Milwaukee.

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Best Quality Furniture Co. SALE SALE

I don’t know why this store caught my eye as I was driving home from work last week. Stores of this sort are ubiquitous in the central city. Each has such a strong personality, such a distinctly individual character, especially … Continue reading

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What You Can Learn About The Danger Of Assumption From The Original Woodstock Festival …

Originally posted on The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod [Help Me Grow!]:
One of the things I do when I first get a brief is try to see the creative opportunity. Where we can make the biggest and most interesting…

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LIttle Free Library – There’s a book!

Actually there are THREE books! The Little Free Library Book (2015) tells the official story of the Little Free Library movement and contains a forward by Todd Bol, the founder of Little Free Libraries, who built the first one in … Continue reading

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