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When poets and visual artists work together, they negotiate a shared language.

A "Freedom Bus" in flames, six miles southwest of Anniston, Alabama, May 14, 1961. (Birmingham Public Library/Oxford University Press)

What could a 26-year-old white guy from Indiana possibly know about the black experience in America, past or present? 

Over seventy years in the making, the Mattison Brothers Circus brings the 1920s-era Midway to life—at 1/25th scale. 

The professor behind U-Boo's Cheesehead Lit 101 asks: What makes a distinctly Wisconsin author?

John Taylor Phillips and Marti Gobel in A Midsummers Night Dream, produced by Door Shakespeare

Why is it that, with so many archaic words and obscure references, Shakespeare’s plays are still being performed today?

Located on the northern tip of Sand Island, the Gothic-style Sand Island Light was constructed in 1881 from sandstone quarried right at the building site.

Wisconsin’s northernmost edge, consisting of the spectacular mainland sea caves at the tip of the Bayfield Peninsula and the matrix of beautiful and historic islands stretching 25 miles into Lake Superior, was forever protected when Congress established the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in 1970.

Five years ago, the term CRISPR-Cas was familiar to only a handful of microbiologists. Today, thousands of scientists around the world are using this novel gene editing technology. Why?

Above (l to r): Ruthie Krause, Rick Krause, a festival volunteer, and Ben Doran lead a group sing along at the 2013 Gandy Dancer Festival in Mazomanie.

Summer is the time when Wisconsin cities, towns, and villages play host to a phenomenon not unlike a religious revival meeting.

Does your pet like music? The answer is: Yes. But not your music.

The Wisconsin Humanities Council is sparking a conversation on working life in Wisconsin.

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