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Wisconsin People & Ideas – Summer 2021

In this issue: Meet La Crosse biologist Eric Leis, who travels the globe in search of the source of mass mussel dieoffs. Angela Woodward draws parallels between the craft of renowned printmaker William Weege and his approach to prairie restoration on his southwestern Wisconsin property. Culture writer Candice Wagener follows the Wisconsin Fjying Hamburger Social as it travels the state, spreading the joy of flying in small airplanes. We take a closer look at the artists and works that compose our James Watrous Gallery exhibition, Vulnerable Bodies. Plus contest award-winning fiction and honorable mention poems, as well as reviews of books you should be reading.

Volume: 
67
Issue Number: 
3
Photo of Jane Elder in front of Academy offices

Finding the right lever to pull at the right time can result in big change.

Photo of Jason A. Smith

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

A scene from a recent Wisconsin Flying Hamburger Social in Brodhead

The Wisconsin Flying Hamburger Social makes its rounds to community airports across the state.

Based at the La Crosse Fish Health Center, which is part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, biologist Eric Leis investigates unexplained mussel deaths around the world. Photo by Michael Lieurance/UW–La Crosse.

 La Crosse Fish Health Center biologist Eric Leis investigates unexplained mussel deaths around the world.

Wisconsin printmaker William Weege’s legacy lies with the artists he worked with and the land he restored, as well as in his own groundbreaking creations. Photo copyright © 2021 by Richard Graves. Used by permission.

Wisconsin printmaker William Weege’s legacy lies with the artists he worked with and the land he restored, as well as in his own groundbreaking creations.

The James Watrous Gallery’s pop-up Vulnerable Bodies exhibition in the gallery space at Garver Feed Mill. Photo by Jody Clowes.

An art exhibit explores the ways in which our bodies map the fissures of this cultural moment.

Vintage photo of meat counter

Eva would tell her father about the proposal herself.

Photo of Anthony Bukoski and his book THE BLONDES OF WISCONSIN

The Blondes of Wisconsin provides an intimate look into the lives of the working-class Polish-Americans who live and love and work in northern Wisconsin. 

For those of us who have been taking shelter among words during the Covid-19 pandemic, a new collection of Wisconsin poetry created just for the occasion has arrived.

Photo of Lauren Fox and her book, SEND FOR ME

A family’s history, like an old jigsaw puzzle, often has missing pieces, stories forgotten or kept secret.

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