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Recent obsessions: Julia Amann, the Spirit of Christmas Past

Recent obsessions: Julia Amann, the Spirit of Christmas Past

Mondays through Fridays, Cap Times staffers share their pop culture fixations.

December 16, 2014 10:00 am(0)

Off the Wall: Christl Iausly and Kim Russell at Jura Silverman Gallery

Off the Wall: Christl Iausly and Kim Russell at Jura Silverman Gallery

"Off the Wall" is a weekly feature showcasing visual art at galleries, cafes and more around the Madison area.

December 16, 2014 10:00 am(0)

What's New | Biography

What's New | Biography

‘Good Men: The Lives and Philanthropy of Irwin A. and Robert D. Goodman’

December 14, 2014 7:30 am(0)

Just Read It | Valerie Biel

Just Read It | Valerie Biel

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.

December 14, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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On View | Kent Williams

On View | Kent Williams

“A quilter for 15 years,” Kent Williams writes in his artist’s statement, “I was always on the lookout for patterns, and what I began to notice was that the really interesting patterns — to me, anyway — were now coming from the computer realm: circuit boards, chip designs, even code, with its orderly arrangement of tabs and indents.”

December 14, 2014 5:15 am Photos

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Madison Ballet director steps in to dance 'The Nutcracker'

Madison Ballet director steps in to dance 'The Nutcracker'

Injury sidelines actor, so W. Earle Smith is back on stage.

December 11, 2014 2:00 pm Photos

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Poetic 'On Immunity' takes wide-ranging look at vaccinations

Poetic 'On Immunity' takes wide-ranging look at vaccinations

The day before essayist Eula Biss’ son was born was the first warm day of spring. As she started labor, Biss walked down to the end of a pier on Lake Michigan “where the morning sun was breaking up the ice floes” on the water.

December 11, 2014 7:00 am(0)

'Geeks having fun' for a good cause

'Geeks having fun' for a good cause

Fantasy novelist Patrick Rothfuss is willing to read your manuscript or let you take an early look at his novel in progress – he’ll even help you move a couch — all in the name of charity. He’s probably going to kiss a llama, too. That just depends on how his fans vote.

December 11, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Off the Wall: Randall Berndt at the James Watrous Gallery

Off the Wall: Randall Berndt at the James Watrous Gallery

"Off the Wall" is a weekly feature showcasing visual art at galleries, cafes and more around the Madison area.

December 09, 2014 12:00 pm(0)

Recent Obsessions: Stage Q's 'Christmas With the Crawfords'

Recent Obsessions: Stage Q's 'Christmas With the Crawfords'

Mondays through Fridays, Cap Times staffers will share their pop culture fixations.

December 08, 2014 9:57 am(0)

Music, misfits and malcontents on stage in Four Seasons' 'Assassins'

Music, misfits and malcontents on stage in Four Seasons' 'Assassins'

The first time Christiaan Smith-Kotlarek played Abraham Lincoln’s killer in the edgy Stephen Sondheim musical “Assassins,” his primary focus was his singing. This time it’s the psyche of John Wilkes Booth.

December 08, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Just Read It | Margot Peters

Just Read It | Margot Peters

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.

December 07, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Mills reflects on life of Alice Lee

Mills reflects on life of Alice Lee

A few months ago, Madison native Marja Mills delivered an intimate look at the life of reclusive author Harper Lee and her protective older sister, Alice Finch Lee. Mills’ book, “The Mockingbird Next Door: Life With Harper Lee,” chronicled the last few years that the sisters lived together in Monroeville, Alabama, before their declining health and advancing age forced them into other living situations.

December 07, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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On View | Festivus Bazaarus

On View | Festivus Bazaarus

Gallery Marzen, a recent addition to the Atwood Avenue neighborhood, is hosting Festivus Bazaarus, a collaborative art experience featuring a range of local artists and mediums.

December 07, 2014 5:15 am Photos

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MSO rings in the holidays with gospel, children's choirs and beloved classics

MSO rings in the holidays with gospel, children's choirs and beloved classics

Classics like "Deck the Halls," "Silver Bells," "O Holy Night" and more engaged a sold out Overture Hall on Friday. Two performances remain. 

December 06, 2014 10:30 am(0)
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