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Wisconsin People & Ideas – Summer 2012

Volume: 
58
Issue Number: 
3
Gloeotrichia echinulata colonies look like pale green to light olive-green pinhead-sized spheres in the water. Photo by Gina LaLiberte/DNR

Unsightly multi-colored algal blooms appeared earlier than usual on lakes across Wisconsin in the summer of 2012.

The fever started during lunch at a friend’s cabin on the Wisconsin River this spring. Over sandwiches and homemade potato salad, my friend offered us an open-ended invitation to stay for a week at the cabin during the summer.

Documentary filmmaker Brad Lichtenstein captures the changes in the Janesville community after the closing of the GM plant.

As Donna Neuwirth sees it, the recent economic downturn has created an opportunity for Wisconsinites to re-imagine our relationship with food and entertainment.

When you arrive at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery for the 2012 Wisconsin Science Festival this fall, prepare for a tornado of sound.

A fact-finding research organization, the U.S. Geological Survey is probably best known as the nation’s largest civilian mapping agency.

For years Jim Stevens and Kimberly Blaeser have promoted the exploration of poetry and creative writing among Native American peoples, fostering expression and examination of Native culture through the written word in formal and informal c

When Livija Patikne passed away in 2001, her motives for taking hundreds of photographs and desires for what should be done with them simply disappeared. Until the photos were found by Milwaukee photographer James Brozek.

When we first meet Henry Skrimshander, one of the charming-but-flawed characters in Chad Harbach’s debut novel, The Art of Fielding, he is a scrawny hayseed.

A clock hangs in a great Northwoods lodge, but it has no hands.

Andrea Thalasinos holds a PhD in sociology and has taught at Madison Area Technical College for nearly twenty years, but along the way she has spent much of her free time rescuing and raising Siberian huskies and learning how to be a musher—...

My garden is usually a source of pleasure, but in early June the weird events in my favorite little space left me unsettled. I’ve been tending the same front-yard garden for more than 25 years, and I’ve never seen an aster bloom in June.

The day her children went over the cliff on the hiking trail at Eagle Crest, Regina Mayer was in the park gift shop, idly fingering a pair of sunglasses that she knew she wasn’t going to buy, that she didn’t even like the look of but had removed...

When we first meet Henry Skrimshander, one of the charming-but-flawed characters in Chad Harbach’s debut novel, The Art of Fielding, he is a scrawny hayseed.

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You have to admire a poetry chapbook whose self-contradicting opening line trumpets, “Now is not the time to begin …” The poem, “Digging in the Fat Box,” a kind of encomium to failed diets and body fat as symptoms of spiritual longing (“wanting...

A clock hangs in a great Northwoods lodge, but it has no hands.

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