Issue #398 Nov. 27, 2019

Reviving a Classic Glove Story

Brewers 2020 fashion brings the team back to beloved logo designed in Eau Claire

Luc Anthony

Every so often, a sports team pays attention to the wishes of its fans. You would think the responsiveness would be more frequent: Without fans, what is the point of having a team to play before ...

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Issue #398 Nov. 27, 2019

On the Cover | Nov. 27, 2019

learn more about the current issue's cover art from Gail Schellinger

“In the age of too many selfies, old photographs are even more interesting. ‘Dreamsicle Sisters’ is part of my Unfamiliar Family Portraits series. Sadly, the old photographs I find at estate sales have no sentimental value to anyone in the family they are part of anymore ..."

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Issue #398 Nov. 27, 2019

Right Before Dark

sitting in the trees and listening

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Shannon Sorenson

Right before dark, things calm down. Out in the woods. All day long out there, you get used to it. The small but explosive chatter of animals smaller than your fist. The clattering of tree branches ...

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Issue #397 Nov. 13, 2019

Opening Shot | Nov. 13, 2019

photos by Mike O'Brien

WHAT TIME IS IT? LOOKS LIKE IT'S DANCE-O-CLOCK. Sponsored by Leinenkugel’s, the new Driftless Series at the Pablo Center at the Confluence brought local favorites The Ben Shaw Band, LASKA, and Pit Wagon (shown here with a devoted fan) to the Jamf Theatre on Friday, Nov. 1 ...

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Issue #397 Nov. 13, 2019

The Play’s the Thing

discovering a new world of fun with the family by stepping onto the stage

by Reid Sollberger

I admit, I was playing the long game. In the summer of 2015, I took my family to see the Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild’s production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. It was always a ...

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Issue #396 Oct. 30, 2019

Counting Down the Hits

the top 10 tunes that get fans of Wisconsin (and Minnesota) pro teams pumped up

Luc Anthony

I love sports theme songs. Perhaps it has to do with being a musician, or maybe it’s I’m immersed in pop music at my day job. Each song is characteristic of its team, a signal to fans and ...

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Issue #396 Oct. 30, 2019

We Are Grasshoppers

frittering away autumn days as the Wisconsin winter closes in

Katie Venit, design by Serena Wagner

This morning, the kitchen thermostat reads 59 degrees. It’s still dark outside, so I can’t confirm the forecasted snow and wind. Either way ...

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Issue #396 Oct. 30, 2019

On the Cover | Oct. 30, 2019

learn more about Volume One's cover art from Allan Servoss

“Far Places is part of a group of drawings I did for an exhibition titled Far From the Madding Crowd in 2018. I had originally intended to include paintings as well, but decided to confine the show to drawings for continuity’s sake ..."

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Issue #395 Oct. 16, 2019

The Darkest Holiday

Halloween is the best and that’s that

Mike Paulus

Pale dead weeds flank the wrought iron gate. Dark, dirty windows gape at you from the rickety walls. The roof has many angles and lots of little places to hide. The house stands three stories ...

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Issue #394 Oct. 2, 2019

Threshing Time on the Farm

when rural neighbors banded together to work and eat

Connie Russell

Although the combine had been invented, in the ’40s and early ’50s, threshing – or thrashing, as it was often called – was the method most small farmers still ...

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Issue #394 Oct. 2, 2019

Opening Shot | Oct. 2, 2019

photos by Andrea Paulseth

PICTURE THIS. Check out the back of Skin Prints (403 S. Farwell St.) in downtown Eau Claire for another great mural project. This one – visible from Main Street – was created in late September by Eric Schultz (of Skin Prints) and artist Salt Rock (from southern Wisconsin).

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