Topics

Culture & History

  • Search by Term

  • By Topic

  • By Type

Joni Mitchell Skates On Lake Mendota—And Into Music History

This story brings together a mid-winter ice storm, the southeast shore of Lake Mendota in Madison, ice skating, and a ...

The Lands We Share: Drew Dettmann

In the 1950s, there were over 100,000 dairy farms in Wisconsin. Today, fewer than 10,000 remain. The Dettmann family, descendants ...

The Magical FFA Jacket

Moving away from Wisconsin can be an exciting adventure for some people. For others, it can be a tough and ...

The Badger Within: Comedian Charlie Berens On Loving, Lampooning Wisconsin

Geez Louise, comedian Charlie Berens has had a big year. As host of the Manitowoc Minute, he’s performing sold out ...

Madison Comedian’s Cell Phone Breaks Up With Him

I bet SOME of you…are a little addicted to your phones. Keeping up with texts, social media, news updates, & cat videos...some ...

Accordion Is All In The Family

Lifelong musician Ruth Marty still remembers the first song she learned to play. Her father taught her on accordion. “He ...

Effigy Mound Tour Provides Unique Perspective On First Nation’s History

Aaron Bird Bear is the Assistant Dean for Student Diversity programs in the School of Education at the University of ...

“The Twelve Days Of Christmas” In Wisconsin

Did you know the first lyrics for the song, "The Twelve Days of Christmas," were published in London in 1780? ...

Longing For Los Posadas

Los Posadas are an important part of Mexican Christmas tradition. These community celebrations take place on each of the nine ...

Woodworking Elves in La Crosse Brighten Holidays For Children In Need

Wooden toys are a timeless classic that have appeared under Christmas trees for generations. However, in today’s high-tech world of ...

Readers Rejoice, A Storylord Comes!

Many Wisconsin students grew up watching "Storylords" in the 1980s and 1990s. They’re part of an enthusiastic fan base who ...

Wisconsin Expat Reflects On What It Means To Be A FIB

A Story by Author Patrick Somerville. You've all heard the term. You know what it means. You've muttered it with ...

Ghana Carpenter Brings Rich African Art Tradition To Madison In The Form Of Designer Coffins

Sawing, nailing, laughing are the sounds you hear in Eric Adjetey Anang’s carpentry shop. Listen closer and you will hear ...

Food Traditions: Lutefisk Supper

This story is part of Wisconsin Life's Food Traditions series. Lutefisk is a Scandinavian delicacy. It’s cod or whitefish that's ...

Woman Prepares Traditional Frybread For A Living

This story is part of Wisconsin Life's Food Traditions series. Katherine Denomie lives on the Bad River Reservation in northern ...