Kissed by Kennedy

Tue. Apr. 24th, 2018  |  Karen Loeb

Marsha pranced through the doorway // of our Latin class, waving her arm // around like a flag. “I'll never wash this // hand again,” she announced.

New Neighborhoods of the Chippewa Valley

Mon. Apr. 23rd, 2018  |  V1 Staff

Discovering new neighborhoods in and around Eau Claire – where they are and what they have to offer. Learn about Eau Claire neighborhoods throughout history and check out some new ones ...

6 Horrible Ways to Park Your Car

honking a metaphorical horn at all you awful parkers

Thu. Apr. 19th, 2018  |  Mike Paulus, illustrated by Beth Czech

It will surprise you to learn there are things at which I am slightly below average. For instance? Frisbee golf. I am not so good at that. Waterskiing? Just awful. C++ computer programming? Laughable. Freestyle rap battling? Don’t get me started ...

Sometimes I Wish I Was Shinier

Thu. Apr. 19th, 2018  |  Michael Perry

Sometimes I wish I was shinier and smoother and cooler and groovier and had what they call panache. I wish I was smarter, and could hold great minds in rapt attention. Take the Academy by storm ...

Taking Action for the Earth

Eau Claire’s Citizens’ Climate Lobby exemplifies grassroots tradition of original Earth Day

Thu. Apr. 19th, 2018  |  Taylor Limberg, Dr. Kate Hale Wilson

The first Earth Day in 1970, conceived by U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin, used the model of anti-war teach-ins to draw attention to and catalyze action on the environment. The archives of UW-Eau Claire’s McIntyre Library ...

Big Screen, Short Films

Thu. Apr. 19th, 2018  |  Julia van Allen

Micon Cinemas Downtown in Eau Claire is hosting the Chippewa Valley Film Festival on April 21. The third installment of the short film showcase will screen that Saturday with a collection of student ...

‘Fire in Their Bellies’

exhibit highlights couple’s shared creative life as artists and educators

Thu. Apr. 19th, 2018  |  Pamela Powers, UW-Stout News

Mickey Mouse helped inspire William Schulman to become an artist, starting him on a career path that led to being an art teacher and founder of UW-Stout’s art education department ...

Karen Loeb Becomes City’s Writer in Residence

Wed. Apr. 18th, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

The city of Eau Claire has a new official writer in residence: Karen Loeb, a professor emerita of English at UW-Eau Claire. Loeb was unanimously approved for the position by the Eau Claire City Council on April 10, replacing Max Garland, also a UWEC English professor emeritus ...

A World of Vibrant Verse

Wed. Apr. 18th, 2018  |  Julia van Allen

On Tuesday, May 1, UW-Eau Claire will host the 12th Annual International Poetry Reading, which celebrates linguistic diversity at its finest. The Dakota Ballroom in the Davies Center will be alive with poetry written ...

Sweet Dreams Are Made of Books

Chippewa Valley author dreams up novels – literally

Wed. Apr. 18th, 2018  |  Cassandra Kyser

“My dreams make my novels,” Chippewa Valley author Jodie Swanson explained. “Illness was a 40 minute dream, and I took two years to write it out,” she said. So far, she has written an impressive ...

Music Quick Hits | April 2018

Wed. Apr. 18th, 2018  |  V1 Staff

Announced last week, get ready for a new full length record from Chippewa Valley native Phil Cook. On June 1, Cook plans to kick off summer with People Are My Drug, a record about ...

Fireball Series Taps EC Jazz for Theme Song

Wed. Apr. 18th, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

Eau Claire will be featured in every episode of the next season of streaming TV series Fireball Run – musically, at least. The road-rally show, which streams on Amazon Video, recorded the first episode ...

Footbridge Getting Grand Remodel

Wed. Apr. 18th, 2018  |  Emilee Wentland, photos by Tina Ecker

Downtown Eau Claire’s Grand Avenue footbridge is closed to pedestrians and undergoing a makeover. The city of Eau Claire’s engineering department is collaborating with Ayres Associates to replace the bridge deck and to add a safety railing, more overlooks, and lights ...