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Just Read It | Johanna Draper Carlson

Just Read It | Johanna Draper Carlson

Read more from Johanna Draper Carlson at comicsworthreading.com.

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Author etched erroneously

Author etched erroneously

Engraved on one of the new “philosopher’s stones,” the granite benches gracing the newly remodeled Library Mall, is an evocative quote from one of Madison’s own novelists:

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On View | Lee Weiss: Legacy Show

On View | Lee Weiss: Legacy Show

On view now at the Fanny Garver Gallery on State Street is the final show by Madison painter Lee Weiss. The show features more than a decade of her work, including unseen pieces from her personal collection, in the last exhibit before her retirement.

November 23, 2014 5:15 am Photos

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Opera review: Bold, dramatic 'Fidelio' shines a light into dark places

Opera review: Bold, dramatic 'Fidelio' shines a light into dark places

Madison Opera's first full production of Beethoven's only opera showcases soprano Alexandra LoBianco, bass Matt Boehler and an excellent chorus.

November 22, 2014 9:00 am Photos

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A big night for Madison's big top

A big night for Madison's big top

Saturday's Mad Circus Gala at the Barrymore will raise funds for the city's circus space.

November 21, 2014 5:00 am Photos

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Clay Matthews, fellow Packers flex their muscles in 'Pitch Perfect 2' trailer

Clay Matthews, fellow Packers flex their muscles in 'Pitch Perfect 2' trailer

The players kept their appearance under wraps until this week, when the first trailer was released. 

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Love behind bars: Madison Opera's 'Fidelio' returns to prison for high drama

Love behind bars: Madison Opera's 'Fidelio' returns to prison for high drama

Beethoven's only opera, "Fidelio" is infrequently performed compared to other works because of how difficult it is to sing and stage.

November 20, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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'Vegas' explores mining of our personal data

'Vegas' explores mining of our personal data

While much of our contemporary anxiety over the way personal data are collected and distributed is directed at the government, the more pervasive — and perhaps most insidious — users of personal data are corporations and other private businesses.

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Just don't call it cabaret: Broadway star Karen Olivo reinvents the form to fit her style

Just don't call it cabaret: Broadway star Karen Olivo reinvents the form to fit her style

Olivo, a Broadway star-turned-Madison theater artist and educator, pulled in songs from her past and UW-Madison students for her Thursday show.

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With 'The Life We Bury,' attorney brings work life to literary mystery

With 'The Life We Bury,' attorney brings work life to literary mystery

Allen Eskens, a criminal defense attorney in practice in Mankato, Minnesota, sets the scene for intrigue with the first line of his debut novel, “The Life We Bury.”

November 16, 2014 7:30 am Photos

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Trivia Night draws fans of children's lit

Trivia Night draws fans of children's lit

Children’s book lovers went head to head in a trivia bowl on Nov. 7, to support the Cooperative Children’s Book Center, with acclaimed Madison author Kevin Henkes as the emcee.

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On View: Winter Art Fair Off the Square

On View: Winter Art Fair Off the Square

For 25 years, artists have been showing their pieces at the Winter Art Fair Off the Square, which runs Sunday, Nov. 16, at Monona Terrace.

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10 holiday arts and crafts fairs offer mugs, mittens and more

10 holiday arts and crafts fairs offer mugs, mittens and more

From the Winter Art Fair at Monona Terrace this weekend to "Glow on Monroe" close to Christmas, area vendors offer plenty of chances to shop. 

November 15, 2014 9:00 am Photos

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Theater review, 'From Up Here': We need to talk about Kenny

Theater review, 'From Up Here': We need to talk about Kenny

Forward Theater's 2014-15 season opener approaches school bullying and violence from the perspective of a single suburban family. 

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Just Read It | Debra Pickett

Just Read It | Debra Pickett

Just Read It is a regular feature in which the State Journal seeks recommendations from authors, literary enthusiasts and experts, focused on the contributor’s particular genre of expertise.

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