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Wisconsin People & Ideas - Spring 2012

Volume: 
58
Issue Number: 
2

At first glance the title of my editorial in this issue might seem to be satirical.

When a local church or community organization decides to hold a fundraiser, they often try a bake sale or auction.

The lakes of the Yahara Watershed—Mendota, Monona, Waubesa, and Kegonsa—define Dane County, adding grace, beauty, and recreational opportunity to Wisconsin’s S

A self-proclaimed tinkerer and 2010 graduate of the Mechanical Engineering Masters Program at UW–Madison, Chris Meyer has always longed for a space beyond the university laboratory to experiment.

“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”
—Jorge Luis Borges

International Crane Foundation director and Academy Fellow George Archibald shares the stories of two populations of endangered Siberian Cranes, the white Asian cousin to our Whooping Cranes that were extirpated in Wisconsin by uncontrolled...

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Editor's Note: This article appeared in the Spring 2012 edition of Wisconsin People & Ideas.

Editor and publisher of the critically acclaimed Graphic Classics®, a series of illustrated comic adaptations of classic literature, Tom Pomplun was born and raised in Whitewater, Wisconsin.

What to do when long-lost friends from Jerusalem—an ultra-orthodox couple named Shoshana and Yerucham (formerly known as Lauren and Mark)—pay a visit twenty years after finding God in the Holy Land, only to end up insulting your family.

In April 2009, Boswell Book Company opened its doors on the East Side of Milwaukee. Located in the old Harry W.

Over the last few weeks, multiple experiences have pushed me to reflect on the power of understanding our history, learning from it, and having the courage to imagine the future in ways that safeguard generations to come.

When I tell people what I do, the question I am most commonly asked right after “What do you write?” is, “What is flash fiction?” This usually leaves me wondering how I might summarize this easily enough so I don’t confound their question

What to do when long-lost friends from Jerusalem—an ultra-orthodox couple named Shoshana and Yerucham (formerly known as Lauren and Mark)—pay a visit twenty years after finding God in the Holy Land, only to end up insulting your family.

University of Wisconsin–Madison psychology professor Richard Davidson’s recent book, The Emotional Life of Your Brain: How Its Unique Patterns Affect the Way You Think, Feel,

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