Issue #386 June 12, 2019

Downtown Drama

seeing Harrison Ford in downtown Eau Claire

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Michelle Roberts

In the year 1990, I broke the law. Kind of. Well, maybe I broke the law. Actually, maybe I didn’t break the law. OK, after some quick research I’ve realized that in 1990, I didn’t actually break any kind of law ...

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Issue #386 June 12, 2019

On the Cover | June 12, 2019

learn more about Volume One's cover art from Patricia Mayhew Hamm

"This painting was done as a demo for a class that I was teaching. It is painted on Yupo, which is not paper but plastic (polypropylene). Class demonstrations rarely turn out this well, but this one did, and I was extremely happy with it ..."

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Issue #386 June 12, 2019

Opening Shot | June 12, 2019

photos by Adam Smith

RUFF SUMMER SO FAR. Volume One’s Sounds Like Summer Concert Series draws music lovers of all kinds to Phoenix Park each Thursday evening all summer. Girl Band kicked off the 2019 series on June 6. Upcoming headliners include Cait McGarvey, the John Buxton Experience, and Nick Anderson & The Skinny Lovers.

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Issue #385 May 29, 2019

Wheelbarrows

remembering how I used to roll

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Michelle Roberts

Yes, I have read the famous poem about the red wheelbarrow. And the rain water. And the chickens. And how so much depends upon ...

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Issue #385 May 29, 2019

Opening Shot | May 29, 2019

photos by Andrea Paulseth

DARING GREATLY. On Saturday, May 18, the long-anticipated opening of The Brewing Projekt’s new brewery and taproom, 1807 Oxford Ave., was celebrated with food trucks, special beer releases, and live music from headliner 4onthefloor. It was also the brewery’s fourth anniversary ...

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Issue #384 May 15, 2019

Custom of the Country

rural waving rituals are one way of cutting through the tribalism of our times

Charlie Schaefer

As I walk my two little dogs up the road, I wave at the cars that go by. Often, the drivers wave back. Many are perfunctory acknowledgement; a raised hand, the minimalist but not unfriendly index finger lifted ...

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Issue #383 May 1, 2019

Block and Awe

you can’t just sit back and hope your neighborhood stays neighborly

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Michelle Roberts

Looking back, I wish there’d been more stickball. And gangs of 11-year-old kids defending their turf. And little newsie caps. Lots of those ...

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Issue #383 May 1, 2019

Opening Shot | May 1, 2019

photos by Mike O'Brien

PHONING IT IN. Musician, singer, songwriter, arranger, and clinician Grace Kelly was one of Jazz Fest 2019’s headliner acts (along with New York Voices), playing shows on both April 26 and 27 in the RCU Theatre at the Pablo Center at the Confluence, as well as leading clinics for student musicians ...

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Issue #382 April 17, 2019

The Clog of War

stick with it until your worries drain away

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Michelle Roberts

When it was over, relief washed over me like a gush of clear water rinsing the dirty suds from a dinner plate. When it was over, a knot of muscles between my shoulder blades magically untied itself ...

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Issue #382 April 17, 2019

Pack-Stage Drama

reports detailing Packers’ off-field dysfunction suggest they aren’t that different from other NFL teams

Luc Anthony

We Upper Midwesterners pride ourselves on being people who get to work and get the job done. We will occasionally gripe or slightly panic, but when you need to do your job, you do it ...

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Issue #382 April 17, 2019

Opening Shot | April 17, 2019

photos by Branden Nall

A SHARPLY DRESSED STUDENT TAKES TO THE RUNWAY ... Fashion Without Fabric is UW-Stout’s annual event where art and design students showcase unique fashion creations built from creative materials – anything but fabric. The show took place Saturday night, April 13, in UW-Stout’s Great Hall ...

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