Arts & Culture


Who doesn't love the Corn Festival in Sun Prairie? This poem captures the festival from the perspective of a waiting cat and is written by Ester Prudlo, who lived in Madison for twenty-eight years and is a UW alumna. She and her husband, Tony, now both retired, are returning to the area this year after having lived in Germany and Alabama. — Fabu

The Green Scene

Here are three books with green themes that have found their way to my desk recently

Out of Africa

WADOMA honors the rhythms and movements of Western Africa

Wicked Wit

Catherine Capallero and Andrew Rohn take on religious intolerance

Words to Live By

Lisa Marie Brodsky writes poetry to cope with the loss of her mother to lung cancer.

November Tidbits

The Giving Tree Band, Energy Hub and the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Inc. are discussed.

Up to the Task

A new task force has formed to raise money and awareness for early detection lung cancer screenings.

A Music Melting Pot

Brimming with a wealth of small venues that allow for intimate music experiences and an enthusiastic, committed fan base—all set amid a city whose size is perfect for generating extensive word-of-mouth buzz—Madison has been able to cultivate a strong independent music scene that often falls under the radar. Madison possesses a magnetism that attracts independent bands from all corners of the country, and these bands can't seem to get enough—many return to Madison year after year to grace audiences with their presence and mingle with fans, feeding off the energy of the city and people.

A Poet's Place

"After the Evening Lecture on Insight Meditation," by Andrea Potos

Put it on Paper

Craft store, Anthology, is a recent and welcome addition to State Street.

Summer Twilight

The native Puerto Rican's poem expresses the calm of a summer evening.

The More, the Merrier

Versatile musician Rick Flowers is concerned about cuts in school music programs and beleives all genres of music have a place in Madison.