The Darkest Holiday

Halloween is the best and that’s that

Wed. Oct. 16th, 2019  |  Mike Paulus

Pale dead weeds flank the wrought iron gate. Dark, dirty windows gape at you from the rickety walls. The roof has many angles and lots of little places to hide. The house stands three stories ...

Write Off the Page

Chippewa Valley Book Festival makes reading a social affair with 20 author events

Wed. Oct. 16th, 2019  |  Tom Giffey

Reading is typically a solitary act. True, a reader can commune with the mind of a writer via the printed page, but it’s a one-way process. So for readers, meeting authors – hearing directly ...

Altoona Mayor Called Champion of the Arts

Wed. Oct. 16th, 2019  |  V1 Staff

Altoona Mayor Brendan Pratt will receive a statewide award for arts advocacy later this month. Pratt, who was elected mayor in 2016, will be honored with an Arts in the Community Award by Arts Wisconsin ...

Finding the Unexpected When the Fireplace Fails

brick by brick, a homeowner learns rebuilding is more than a ton of work – eight tons in fact

Wed. Oct. 16th, 2019  |  Justin Patchin

I wasn’t there when the deluge of water began gushing through the haphazardly-patched hole in the roof, but the expletive in the text message I received from my wife during a thunderstorm suggested trouble at home ...

Opening Shot | Oct. 16, 2019

Wed. Oct. 16th, 2019  |  photos by James Bartelt

To create this image of downtown Eau Claire, Volume One contributor James Bartelt modified his camera to shoot infrared, visible light, and ultraviolet. The colors you see come from using an infrared bandpass filter.

Spooky. Beer. Fun.

Brewing Projekt hosts Halloween bash

Wed. Oct. 16th, 2019  |  Maddy Mortimer

The Brewing Projekt partners with Converge Radio to throw an exciting grown-up Halloween bash. This event features live music from Annie Mack and the Black-Eyed Snakes, as well as a ...

Little Frights in the Big Woods

bizarre tales of spirits tossing axes in the 1870s

Wed. Oct. 16th, 2019  |  Tom Giffey

In the 1870s, bizarre tales of spirits tossing axes and tearing bibles drew attention to a western wisconsin farm. Was it all the work of a troublesome poltergeist?