In On Wisconsin Magazine: Keep on a- rock’n us, baby

Long before Steve Miller x’67 sang about being a space cowboy and flying like an eagle, he was a UW English major with a passion for civil rights.

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Sharing his history

History Ph.D. candidate Sergio González researches and writes about families like his own, immigrants from Mexico who have helped shape Wisconsin’s story since the early 20th century

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In On Wisconsin Magazine: A store grows in Brooklyn

The planning took months. For a brief moment, when emotions ran high, they almost called it off. But when the big day arrived, it was glorious. Some might even say magical. “The opening itself felt very much like a wedding,” says best-selling novelist Emma Straub MFA’08, owner of Books Are Magic, a New York City bookstore. “All of a sudden, the doors were open, and people could come in, and we just hugged everyone.”

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Ramzi Fawaz quoted in The New York Times: The Iceman cometh out

Superhero comics address, and empower, straight white nerdy boys. That’s been true of most comics, for most of their history. But is it the genre’s central truth? For some of us, it never was. As Ramzi Fawaz, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has pointed out, superhero comics are the only popular genre in which anomalous bodies are not just tolerated but celebrated: The same thing that makes you look weird means you can save the world.

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Creative Writing fellow wins national poetry award

Tiana Clark, a poetry fellow at UW-Madison’s Institute of Creative Writing, is the 2017 winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize. The University of Pittsburgh Press awarded the honor in recognition of her collection I Can’t Talk about the Trees without the Blood.

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Roses are red; write a love poem this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to think outside the heart-shaped chocolate box by putting pen to paper and writing a love poem. Here are some tips.

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Language summit draws representatives from business, healthcare, education and government

Leaders across business, healthcare, human services, local and state government, education, and a variety of other sectors participated in presentations and roundtable discussions to share ideas, perspectives, and experiences that will become the building blocks for a language roadmap for Wisconsin.

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Tejumola Olaniyan in The Guardian: Does Blank Panther solve Hollywood's Africa problem?

Cinema has long reduced Africa to a faraway land filled with wild animals, wars, poverty and AIDS – but perhaps this new Afrocentric epic will put an end to the cliches

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People taking note of music hall construction and its surprising features

The facility will handle a wide range of performances — from intimate recitals, to ensembles, to groups of 100 or more musicians and singers. And what look like wagon-wheel windows are actually not windows at all.

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