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From Australia to Milwaukee, Kane Pitman Covers The Bucks

Imagine leaving your family and job and moving overseas to Milwaukee to fulfill a dream. That’s exactly what Kane Pitman ...

Polka Smugglers: How One Man Connected With Wisconsin’s Music

Polka always left writer Alex Bledsoe cold. That is until he discovered the musical connection between his old home in ...

Frederick Jackson Turner And The History Of The American West

Perhaps no American historian stirs a more impassioned response than Frederick Jackson Turner. His ideas about the western frontier were ...

Writer Edna Ferber Got Her Start As Appleton Journalist

Best known now for the movies made from her books, Edna Ferber was one of the best-selling and most prolific ...

Hamlin Garland, Wisconsin’s Son Of The Middle Border

A prolific writers of novels, short stories, and essays, Wisconsin-born writer Hamlin Garland broke with the romanticism of his time ...

Portage’s Zona Gale, The First Woman To Win A Pulitzer For Drama

The Pulitzer Prizes turn 100 this year. We’re honoring the occasion with a look at five winners with Wisconsin ties. ...

Discovering Orson Welles’ Wisconsin Roots

People don’t associate Orson Welles with Wisconsin. Even biographers gloss over the fact that the brilliant theater, radio, and film ...

Winter Tale

You’re probably looking forward to spring. The birdsong. The trees leafing out and the tulips pressing through the mud. The ...

Self in the City

The ways we find and define a home depend on many different variables. Shauna Singh Baldwin has lived and worked ...

Patick Rothfuss: Magical Wisconsin

Steven’s Point writer Patrick Rothfuss hit a literary grand slam this week. His new novel debuted at number one on ...