Issue #245 Jan. 9, 2014

The Teacher

i am an old tractor / when i steam ahead / my cleats bruise earth / making the way ready / for seeds to meet sun

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Issue #244 Dec. 19, 2013

Dwarfcraft Adds to Its Stable of Pedals

Dwarfcraft Devices has been serving up fuzz and noise to the world from right here in the Chippewa Valley for years, but a recent acquisition might branch them out even more. The Eau Claire-based guitar pedal company recently took over ...

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Get the Party Started

Sometimes the only thing to do in winter is throw a party. That’s exactly what three artists are doing at the Acoustic Café, 102 Main St., in Menomonie all through the month of December. Art Party is a show featuring the work of local artists ...

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Issue #243 Dec. 5, 2013

Romance: A Parable

I live in a garden apartment. Upstairs, a woman I rarely see, / who keeps a huge leggy dog and a green parrot. Every day / an hour after she walks to work, the parrot calls from its cage

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Fantastical Follow-Up

In 2010 local author Travis Ludvigson released Yaré Darkness Bound, the first book in a three-part fantasy series, The Nephilim Chronicles. Now Ludvigson has unleashed the second book, Iron Song ...

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Issue #242 Nov. 21, 2013
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Issue #240 Oct. 24, 2013

Michale Perry Broadcasts New Book of Essays

From radio show host to nurse to firefighter and even to New York Times bestselling author, Michael Perry has done it all and kept busy. As a humorist, he hosts Tent Show Radio and as a musician he tours with his band, the Long Beds. Tent Show ...

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New Poliça Album Features Local Ties

Poliça’s sophomore record, Shulamith, starts with a bang in the opening track “Chain My Name” – staccato synth notes ride above a heavy bed of bass and drums that create a ready-made dance track. The new album from the Minneapolis-based indie-pop ...

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Issue #239 Oct. 10, 2013

Flyway Film Festival Returns

The Flyway Film Festival is back this year. It will take place Oct. 17-20 in the western Wisconsin burgs of Pepin and Stockholm. This annual festival features more than 50 film, filmmakers ...

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District Co. Changes Tune

The District Company is trying something new. First opening as a coffee and sandwich shop trying to appeal to entrepreneurs, it has evolved into an all-ages music and performance venue. For all of the readers who were fans of the countless flavors of soda that The District Company was known for, do not fret ...

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Issue #238 Sept. 26, 2013
Issue #237 Sept. 12, 2013

Raise Your Paws Up

Canine lovers, meet art lovers. Actually, you’ve probably already met since there seems to be vast overlap between the love of our four-pawed pals and a love of all things artistic. Tangled Up In Hue is combining those passions once again in the ...

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Double B Plus

Double B’s songs have a certain bounce to them. The Menomonie rapper has a throwback style reminiscent to late ‘90s hip-hop, laying down narrative lyrics over live instrumental beats. These classic elements have gained Double B – or Brady Benn ...

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Issue #236 August 29, 2013

Chippewa Falls Writer Wins Award for Thriller

There is a fine line between love and hate, or in this case, murder. Chippewa Falls author Laurie Norlander’s novel Mirror Images follows a young woman named Maddy, who suspects that her former boyfriend, Nic, may be more violent than she ever ...

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Supernatural Thriller Set in Eau Claire

Psychic ability and crime unite in Psychic Reprieve: Deception & Reality, a book based in Eau Claire. The novel is a work of fiction written under the pseudonym of Mitchell Nevin, a former Milwaukee police officer who uses real world ...

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Monolyth Makes Move

The Chippewa Valley has a new face in the electronic hip-hop scene. Altoona native Markus Sherman writes and produces his own beats and harmonies under his producing name, Monolyth. Complicated rhythms incorporated with trippy harmonic lines ...

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Issue #235 August 15, 2013

Next BareBones Show Will Baby Its Audience

What’s in a name? Well, a decent amount according to Baby With The Bathwater – a play by Christopher Durang. The local comedic theater troupe BareBones Ensemble will be staging this absurdist comedy Aug. 16-17 at The Grand Theatre on Grand ...

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