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Editor's Notes
The Rear End

An A Christmas Story Story

don't shoot your eye out with this holiday classic

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 ...

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Cover Art

On the Cover | Nov. 29, 2017

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

"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 ..."

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Opening Shots

Opening Shot | Nov. 29, 2017

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 ...

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Athletic Aesthetic

A Sports Fan's Gift Guide

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

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 ...

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Miles Ahead

EC rapper wants his mixtape to mean something

So where to begin? / It’s something within / Something of panic and trouble / I’m manic and double a mannequin’s struggle to grin. These lines are those of Phil Faucett, 22, also known as rap artist Miles Blvd ...

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5 Can't Miss Holiday Stage Shows

get festive with holiday productions coming our way

The holiday season is full of classic stories on screen, page, and stage. The theatre scene of the Chippewa Valley offers a ton of great opportunities to share these holiday stories ...

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Pop Into Good Reads

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 ...

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Building Identity

For many people, the topic of race relations is one that is avoided. But Professor Tim Lensmire of the University of Minnesota doesn’t mind talking about the taboo, awkward, feud-inducing elephant ...

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Visual Art
Local Lit


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 ...

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Local Look

Click Here for Public Health

Making choices to improve your own health often begins with a few simple questions: How can I eat better? Where can I go to exercise? The same is true for making the Chippewa Valley as a whole ...

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Ready for Anything

Altoona-based Red Cross specialist finds fulfillment responding to hurricanes, tornadoes, and other disasters

Luong Huynh is a man of many talents. One minute, you’ll see him photographing a musical duo at The Cabin at UW-Eau Claire as a contributing photographer for Volume One. And the next minute ...

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Food / Drink

Wandering Spirits

you can create unique cocktails with the Lakely

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 ...

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So, What Makes a Craft Cocktail?

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 ....

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Other Stuff

City Sidewalks, Busy Sidewalks

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

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

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