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The days are getting longer, the sun is shining on the thick drifts of snow we got last weekend, and my old dog, Clio, my companion for the past fifteen years, sleeps beside my desk as I think about winter, and spring.

About the time I started thinking about the editor’s note for this issue, my wife and I went up north for a weekend with my cousin and her husband who have a place in Sawyer County, near Exeland where my grandparents lived during Prohibition.

Summer means different things in different places.

I’ve been thinking about spring lately like most of us, I imagine, in anticipation of sunshine, longer warmer days, and rebirth. I’ve been thinking too about war, and the damage it does to individuals and to us collectively.

Chris Chambers

An opportunity like this only comes around once in a blue moon.

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You might have noticed something different about our cover.

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Do our rural communities have a say in the decisions that affect them?

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From a clammy basement office in the Academy’s Steenbock Center, Marieli Rowe ran a nonprofit called the National Telemedia Council.

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At just over $10 billion, or 3.1% of Wisconsin’s GDP, you might think that the arts and culture sector is doing pretty darn well. It's not.

Got big questions about America? Ask a historian.

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