Opening Shot | Nov. 29, 2017

Thu. Nov. 30th, 2017  |  photos by Branden Nall

LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BAND. The 8th annual Stage Fright show, where local musicians re-enact The Band’s legendary final concert (as seen in the concert film The Last Waltz), found a new home this year as the first ever concert at The Metro in downtown Eau Claire on Nov. 22 ...

On the Cover | Nov. 29, 2017

learn more about Volume One's cover art from Zion Guzmán

Thu. Nov. 30th, 2017

"Drawing from inspirations such as American traditional tattoo flash, 1940s superhero comic art, and the indigenous culture of my Mexican heritage, I create prints that are a reflection ..."


Thu. Nov. 30th, 2017  |  Jane Linton

I bought you a box antiqued white / and gold with a violet on the lid / matching those on the bed where our fights / began and ended over everything hidden ...

BIG NEWS: Best of the Chippewa Valley Changes!

Thu. Nov. 30th, 2017  |  video by Joel Pearish

Watch as Volume One staffers quickly tell you about some big announcements related to this year’s Best of the Chippewa Valley Reader Poll (open through Dec. 13). We're adding a special set of awards for high-level community achievers and huge party ...

Pop Into Good Reads

Tue. Nov. 28th, 2017  |  Emily Kinzel

During the cold winter season, we all fantasize about a lazy Sunday, warming ourselves by a fire while the snow falls outside. A hot cocoa occupies one hand, while a book rests in the other. If your bookshelf ...

Arts Board Hosts Eau Claire Town Hall

Tue. Nov. 28th, 2017  |  by Lauren Fisher

The Wisconsin Arts Board is offering the Eau Claire arts community an opportunity to weigh in on issues facing Wisconsin artists at a town hall-style get-together. The event ...

An A Christmas Story Story

don't shoot your eye out with this holiday classic

Tue. Nov. 28th, 2017  |  Mike Paulus, illustrated by Serena Wagner

It’s the very end of November, so have you watched A Christmas Story yet? No? Did you hear that it’s the very end of November? You better get on that. Make some popcorn. Call some friends. Make a ho-ho-holiday night of it. I’ll pass ...

A Sports Fan's Gift Guide

what to get for that Packer (or Badger or Buck or Brewer) Backer on your Christmas list

Tue. Nov. 28th, 2017  |  Luc Anthony

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have passed, and you still may find yourself wondering what Christmas gift to purchase for the sports-loving person in your life. Perhaps I can help, with the first-ever Athletic Aesthetic Holiday Shopping Guide ...

City Sidewalks, Busy Sidewalks

yes, it’s Christmastime in the City (of Eau Claire!)

Tue. Nov. 28th, 2017  |  Emily Kinzel, photos by Kelsey Smith

Soon enough “Jingle Bell Rock,” Santa Claus paraphernalia, and glittery ornaments will engulf each American city in a Christmas tidal wave ...

So, What Makes a Craft Cocktail?

Tue. Nov. 28th, 2017  |  Thom Fountain, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Let’s cut to the chase here: We’re going to spend a lot of time here just talking about booze. But booze plays an important role in our culture. We gather in bars to watch sports and talk politics and go on first dates ....

Wandering Spirits

you can create unique cocktails with the Lakely

Tue. Nov. 28th, 2017  |  Measha Vieth, photos by Nick Meyer

The Lakely has been passionate about craft cocktails since they opened their doors a little over a year ago. Bar manager Jorja Vradenberg and bartender Logan Slaght are always looking ...

UWEC Prof Subject to Public TV Profile

Tue. Nov. 28th, 2017  |  V1 Staff

Wisconsin Public Television recently shared the life story of Dr. Tess Onwueme, a much-celebrated African playwright and a member of UW-Eau Claire’s English faculty, on its Wisconsin Life program ...

Warm the Winter with Some Sci-Fi Scares

Tue. Nov. 28th, 2017  |  Emily Kinzel

For those who channel Jack Skellington more strongly than Santa Claus, here’s a film event right up your alley. The Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild presents a unique ’50s-inspired sci-fi flick ...