Here’s a classic joke: A miner, a sailor and a badger walk into a busy bar. Actually, it’s not a bar…it’s the Wisconsin state flag. Dive in to find out what all the symbols mean on this state symbol.
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From drag queens to food trucks to high heel races, Madison is introducing a new Pride celebration this year in the form of the OutReach MAGIC Festival on Sunday, Aug. 18.
Dreaming can help some people get through incredibly difficult times. Tandalaya Taylor of Madison talks about how daydreaming helped her overcome a major health crisis and appreciate everyday life. == You want to know what I love?
An historic railway, dating back to the 1940’s, welcomes nearly 16,000 families to Wisconsin Dells every year. Tucked off County Road N, it’s not hard to miss the smell of the coal and hear the sound of a train whistle.
People attending comic cons can expect to meet their favorite comic book creators, hear talks from famous actors in popular sci-fi movies and TV shows, and dress up in cosplay. And no convention is complete without a wide range of vendors filling booths and booths of stuff.
Two men sat in a Chicago Starbucks with a chessboard between them, quickly moving the pawns to and fro. Unbeknownst to them, their animated motions and competitive spirit drew an onlooker.
On Madison’s near east side, the final weekend in July is rung in with bouzouki music and baklava-fueled joy. Assumption Greek Orthodox Church has hosted the city’s longest-running ethnic festival, Greek Fest Plus, for the past 55 years thanks to the enthusiasm of the wider community and the dedication of their multi-ethnic parishioners.
When you see a carton of ice cream from Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, it’s not particularly flashy. It’s red, white, and black. Bucky Badger appears next to a sticker that tells you the flavor — maybe its Blue Moon, Orange Custard Chocolate Chip, or Vanilla.
Iron River is a small city of about 1,100 people in northern Wisconsin. But, at least five times that many people recently traveled to the area to make it their temporary home.
Ever feel like you’re constantly battling garden invaders? Dealing with the weeds, bugs, and critters can be a never-ending, daunting task. Or, you can roll with it, just like author BJ Hollars and his family.
Since she was a teenager, hip-hop has been a huge part of Nelly Vigil’s life. “So in high school, I was going through a rough time, and hip-hop was the only type of music at that time that really fit what I was going through,” Vigil said.
The Anishinaabe Solidarity Relay began in 1989. It was a response to racism and hatred directed towards Ojibwe people at boat landings and elsewhere after hunting and fishing treaty rights were affirmed by United States Supreme Court.