Steven Braker

photographer's work includes the '60s, top commercial jobs, studio in the woods

Thu. Jul. 17th, 2008  |  Thadeus Logan

You have to compose the picture by searching, by watching. Sometimes I come out for days ...

Down By The River

local musicians, Portland singer make up Durand`s Blues on the Chippewa

Thu. Jul. 17th, 2008  |  Claire Jeffries

Blues music is kind of like country only without the ex-wife

Creative Healing

Wellness Shack helps consumers help themselves with creativity as therapy

Thu. Jul. 17th, 2008  |  Abi Zimmer, photos by Drew Kaiser

éArt is a way of expressing oneself," says office coordinator Nora Bates.

This Deer's Life

animal and motorist lives collide in northwestern WI

Thu. Jun. 19th, 2008  |  Mike Paulus

On one side, people will vehemently defend the deer, motivated by what I assume is a love of furry animals and Bambi-themed bed sheets. On the other side, helpless-feeling drivers don’t want to be blamed for the incident.

New Wars

Cathy Sultan focuses on Lebanon once again

Thu. Jun. 19th, 2008  |  Abi Zimmer

"Tragedy has given me a chance to talk about a region of the country long neglected and ignored, one that has borne the burden of repeated aggression and devastation." -Cathy Sultan

Walk Ways

city, citizens try to improve pedestrian culture in EC

Thu. Jun. 19th, 2008  |  Claire Jeffries

At my old college, there was a myth that if you were hit by a car while walking in a campus crosswalk, the college would pay for all four years of your tuition. At $30,000 dollars a year, we gullible freshmen were flinging ourselves into the road.

And I Won't Forget to Put Roses on Your Grave

watering cemetery flowers has meant a lot to us for a long time

Thu. Jun. 19th, 2008  |  Frank Smoot

Among homo sapiens, ceremonial burial dates back at least 130,000 years. ... Of course almost all ancient things are buried – hence archaeology – but at least after that point, the bodies we find weren’t buried by time, but by friends and family.

To Fish or Not to Fish

maybe it’s time to climb back into the boat

Thu. May. 8th, 2008  |  Mike Paulus

I’m older now, and even though I could totally add a whole host of exciting factors to the ol’ fishing equation, like beer and adult conversation, I still have a hard time getting excited about fishing.

Maternity Matters

this Mother’s Day write mommy a check

Thu. May. 8th, 2008  |  Allyson Loomis

A burp, a diaper, maybe a brief drowsy sleep – almost never a hot shower – and then it’s back to the lactation station. In the meantime, Mommy sure has a tough time making it to the board meeting!

Sculpting a Future

graduating studio art majors face artful challenges

Thu. May. 8th, 2008  |  Trevor Kupfer

“All of the people I know that make a living making art do it because they can’t see themselves doing anything else.” – local artist Laurie Bieze