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La Crosse author reimagines Hmong folk tale in new book ‘Folklore’

The story of Xai and Sia is a Hmong folk tale of a young woman’s journey to the netherworld to ...

‘Community gratitude’: Lessons learned on the road to cancer recovery

Taking notice and being thankful for the family and community we have around us often occurs when we’re facing our ...

Comedian Charlie Berens writes best-selling book about surviving in the Midwest

Wisconsin comedian and host of the "Manitowoc Minute," Charlie Berens is at it again; this time with his first book landing ...

‘Shoulder Season’: Novel Tells Fictional Story At Historic Lake Geneva Playboy Club Hotel

The Playboy Club Hotel opened in Lake Geneva in 1968. Not only did it bring celebrities to southeast Wisconsin, but ...

Forgiveness Explored In Milwaukee Writer Deshawn McKinney’s New Poetry Book

Finding forgiveness is deeply personal. Sometimes, it’s easy to forgive someone who’s wronged you and move on. Other times, the ...

‘Music Is A Conversation’: Milwaukee’s Klassik On His Art, Being Subject Of Upcoming Book

Klassik is an artist with many talents: he’s a producer, mentor and activist. The Milwaukee musician is a singer, rapper ...

How To Create A Scary Story During A Terrifying Time

How do you create a scary radio story during an already eerie time? Between the pandemic, social unrest, and the looming election, reality is unsettling enough for many ...

Poet Derrick Harriell Wins Accolades For ‘There’s A Riot Goin’ On’

Sparked by the fatal police shooting of 23-year-old Sylville Smith, a riot broke out in Milwaukee’s Sherman Park neighborhood in August ...

‘Tomboyland:’ A Love Letter To Midwestern Strength, Complexities

Even though 2020 has been *A YEAR*, Melissa Faliveno has had some bright spots this summer. The New York City writer ...

Rapper Ted Park Talks Madison Roots, Finding His Creative Spark In South Korea

When he’s not on tour, the 25-year-old rapper Ted Park keeps busy making music videos on the streets of New ...

Michael Perry’s Dispatches From The Little Writing Room Above The Garage

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, we're all being urged to stay "safer at home." So, Wisconsin author Michael ...

Steven Salmon: The Tapping Author

Every author has their own way of writing — they get in the zone, channel their creativity, and then (hopefully!) ...

A Political Awakening: Jasnen Valencia On Immigration

The following story is about a high school student experiencing a political awakening. Monona Grove Liberal Arts Charter School senior ...

From Australia to Milwaukee, Kane Pitman Covers The Bucks

Imagine leaving your family and job and moving overseas to Milwaukee to fulfill a dream. That’s exactly what Kane Pitman ...

Polka Smugglers: How One Man Connected With Wisconsin’s Music

Polka always left writer Alex Bledsoe cold. That is until he discovered the musical connection between his old home in ...