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Living The Wisconsin Life

“Living the Wisconsin Life” is an online series exploring the little things that make living in Wisconsin fun, interesting and meaningful.

Eau Claire’s Sneaky Artist Finds Beauty In The Ordinary

Two men sat in a Chicago Starbucks with a chessboard between them, quickly moving the pawns to and fro. Unbeknownst ...

Wisconsin 101: Babcock Ice Cream Carton

When you see a carton of ice cream from Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, it’s not particularly flashy. It’s red, white, ...

Taking Care Of The Land: Hard Work And Ethical Dilemmas

Taking care of the land can be a huge responsibility, chock-full of hard work and ethical dilemmas. Writer Bill Lueders ...

What is THE Wisconsin Cocktail?

When you think about a cocktail that embodies Wisconsin, what comes to mind? We posed that question to a few ...

Small Talk About The Weather: A Competitive Sport In Wisconsin

Now that we've hopefully moved on from winter, Madison comedian Esteban Touma is taking time to reflect on cold weather in ...

UW Madison Student Flies With Badger Aviators 

Remington Viney, a junior at UW-Madison, has been a pilot for four years.  She's also a member of the Badger ...

Gourds Grown On A Dane County Farm Become Works Of Art

For the past twenty years, farmer Larry Haas has been tilling the soil in rural Dane County and harvesting one ...

Spoken Word Artist Describes Brother’s Struggle

While enrolled in the UW Madison's First Wave Hip Hop arts program, Steven Rodriguez created a poem inspired by his ...

Zamboni Driver Explains The Art Of Making Ice

Known as the “Ice Man,” Art Schultz has been producing the “slickest slate in the state” as the Kohl Center ...

Ballerinas Share The Thrills And Challenges Of Their Art Form

On a summer afternoon, in a mirror-walled Madison dance studio, Rachelle Butler and Annika Reikersdorfer sit on the floor stretching ...

Madison Women Brew A Traditional Fermented Tea

In a nondescript building on Madison’s south side, a casually-clad crew of workers rolls shining metal tanks across the floor ...

Spoken Word Artist Performs Her Poem “We Be”

Althea René Miller moved to Wisconsin from Southern Los Angeles on a whim as an 18-year-old. The University of Wisconsin—Madison ...

Madison Story Project, A Community-Wide Digital Storytelling Project, Gives Kids A Voice

If you ask Ellie from Madison to talk about her life, she’s going to tell you a story about her ...

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