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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 ...

Frederick Jackson Turner And The History Of The American West

Perhaps no American historian stirs a more impassioned response than Frederick Jackson Turner. His ideas about the western frontier were ...

Writer Edna Ferber Got Her Start As Appleton Journalist

Best known now for the movies made from her books, Edna Ferber was one of the best-selling and most prolific ...

Hamlin Garland, Wisconsin’s Son Of The Middle Border

A prolific writers of novels, short stories, and essays, Wisconsin-born writer Hamlin Garland broke with the romanticism of his time ...

Portage’s Zona Gale, The First Woman To Win A Pulitzer For Drama

The Pulitzer Prizes turn 100 this year. We’re honoring the occasion with a look at five winners with Wisconsin ties. ...

Discovering Orson Welles’ Wisconsin Roots

People don’t associate Orson Welles with Wisconsin. Even biographers gloss over the fact that the brilliant theater, radio, and film ...

Winter Tale

You’re probably looking forward to spring. The birdsong. The trees leafing out and the tulips pressing through the mud. The ...