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Wisconsin People & Ideas – Winter 2017

In this Issue: The redesign is complete! Feast your eyes on the new and improved magazine of Wisconsin thought and culture. We've got Bon Iver, a new children's museum in Black Earth (whaaaat?), an immigrant's tale, and poop pills—and that's just in the new Happenings section. We also meet the dynamic duo behind New Glarus Brewing Company, learn how to draw by listening to the radio, and shrink an entire circus down to 1/25th its normal size. Fiction, poetry, and book reviews complement a fantastic profile of the new Wisconsin Poet Laureate: Karla Huston. Who's ready for a Spotted Cow?

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While it can’t predict what will happen this year, science can tell us a lot about how facts move through the human cognitive process.

Karen Carlock (second from right) poses in front of the BECM with a donation from the State Bank of Cross Plains.

One of the only “small-town” children’s museums in the nation, the Black Earth Children’s Museum offers engaging and unique play experiences for children ages two to ten.

Bottles of New Glarus Brewing Company's signature beer come off the production line. Soon, all New Glarus bottles will be sourced from Ardagh glass manufacturing plant in Burlington, adding another dimension to the Spotted Cow tagline: Only in Wisconsin. Photo by Andy Manis.

The story of Dan and Deb Carey, the dynamic duo behind Wisconsin's most iconic beer.

Small communities in Wisconsin are taking the lead on solar energy.

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

Wisconsin Poet Laureate Karla Huston, 2017. Photo by Mike Roemer/roemerphoto.com

Karla Huston dishes on poetic process and plans for her new position: Wisconsin Poet Laureate.

James Schwalbach, the driving force behind the “Let’s Draw” program from 1936 to 1970.

Making marks—scratching in the sand, carving into a branch, or marking stone with a charred stick—is a primal human activity.

Between L’Anse and Baraga on Indian Cemetery Road, Joseph Deer-Running operates the orange, Mac snowplow #7 in near whiteout conditions.

An Eau Claire poet's wry take on life, death, and love.

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