Of Mice and Men

BJ Hollars

We’d made it most the summer without the air, but at last we break. It’s August, and rather than another night spent sweating in sheets, I reach toward the register, flick the switch from “Off” to “Cool” and wait for the welcome hum of the air conditioner ...

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The Girl in Print

Connie Johnson

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo // tops the New York Times Bestseller List // Chevalier’s The Girl with The Pearl Earring remains on the shelf // picking up speed The Girl On The Train ...

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Issue #350 Jan. 24, 2018

She Has Talent in Store

9-year-old brings her unique artwork to market

Cassandra Kyser

At 9 years old, Presleigh Olson-Buehler is already an accomplished artist and entrepreneur. She recently started selling her artwork at Tangled Up in Hue in downtown Eau Claire, and so far, she is the youngest artist to do so ...

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Issue #350 Jan. 24, 2018

From Altar to Stage

actor returns to EC to direct fundraiser performance

Lauren Fisher

Pat O’Brien was at the Camaraderie – a Water Street bar that has since burned down – with some UW-Eau Claire theater students after a performance of The Time of Your Life when the group discovered ...

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Issue #349 Jan. 10, 2018

'We Can Do This, Right?'

EC natives band together to create ambitious web series

Eric Christenson

Ben Beckley (Kreibich), a schizophrenic, and her friend Alex Aldin (Alex Raney), a recovering pill addict, are sharing a moment both fresh out of treatment and therapy. The unlikely duo bond over their shared ...

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Issue #349 Jan. 10, 2018

High Time for a Ragtime Revival

jaunty genre warms up winter for a good cause

Tom Giffey

The final chord from the final Eau Claire Ragtime Festival may have reverberated four years ago, but affection for this uniquely American musical genre remains strong in the Chippewa Valley. At its center is Eau Claire’s own ...

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