Vintage Sconnie TV: Old Milwaukee Log Rolling Ad

Here we have a classic story. There’s the logrolling underdog who just can’t rise to the challenge against his heckling opponents, only to come out the hero at the very end – indeed, our hero is better at selecting crowd-pleasing beer than he is at that trendy logrolling. This commercial is pretty

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Vintage Sconnie TV: Wausau Center Mall Ad (1983)

Although it lacks for any sort of narrative, this commercial still captivates the viewer with its jolly cast of characters. Why, there’s Grandpa! And boy does he look confused by a baseball glove. And there’s silly Uncle Joe, hiding his presents in all sorts of boxes! Ha ha what fun! Balloons!

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Vintage Sconnie TV: "Drive Wise" Ad

This video leaves me speechless. It would appear as though the Wisconsin Department of Tourism hired 4th-string hip-hop group "Fresh Force" to rap about safe driving. Between the hypnotic illustrations dancing across the back-drop to the rhythmic perfection of the head bops, I see no flaws. Plus, th

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Prairie Enthusiasm!

This documentary short follows a few individuals from the organization "The Prairie Enthusiasts" in their path to learn, manage and protect remnant prairies and oak savannas in the mid-western United States. Produced and directed by Joe Maurer.

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UW-Madison Bell Tower Knows Winter Is Coming

Earlier this week, millions of viewers celebrated our weekly return to Westeros as HBO’s Game of Thrones premiered its 5th season. No one knows that winter is coming better than us Wisconsinites, and the UW-Madison Carillon let fan pride ring ...

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Wisconsin Accents

What does a Wisconsin accent sound like? Wisconsin Trails interviewed native southeastern Wisconsinites to hear which characteristics of "Wisconsin English" still hold true – including Dr. Steven Hartman Keiser, Associate Professor of Linguistics ...

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Wisconsin References in Movies

Enjoy seven minutes and twenty-two seconds of Wisconsin (and Sconnie city) references in major motion pictures. Not all of them are ... favorable. And screenwriters seem to love to pepper their scripts with "Sheboygan." Warning: Strong language.

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Summerwind Haunted Mansion

A photo montage (complete with creepy music) of the infamous "Summerwind Mansion" near Land O' Lakes, Wisconsin. Photos are from before the mansion burned down in the late 1980s.

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ArtBike Project - Madison, Wisconsin

Madison B-cycle, the bike share in Madison Wisconsin, has unveiled the product of its ArtBike project, a collaboration between Madison B-cycle, Boys and Girls Club of Dance County, and DreamBikes of Madison. Ten older generation B-cycles that ...

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"House of Ghosts" Official Trailer

The official trailer from 2012's "House of Ghosts." Written and directed by Christopher R. Mihm. The film stars the Chippewa Valley's own Mike Cook, and the closing theme was written by Mondovi High School band director Adam Boll...

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Quincy Kwalae Beats Valentine's Day

Quincy Kwalae is a hip-hop/electro/pop/dance artist living in Madison, Wisconsin. Of this song, he says, "Crazy fun project ... every sound was made from cliché Valentine's gifts and no bears were harmed. Bears love beats. RIP to the Heartman."

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