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The nine-time Tony Award-winning musical from "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and "Avenue Q" co-composer Robert Lopez stops in Madison for six nights, March 10-15.
Overture Center's 2014-15 season also includes "Once," "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" and "Mamma Mia!"
Janet Mock invokes Zora Neale Hurston in the epigraph to Mock’s memoir, “Redefining Realness.” The quote speaks to “that oldest human longing — self revelation.”
It’s rare that a debut novel out of Wisconsin gets as much national attention as Nickolas Butler’s “Shotgun Lovesongs.” It’s captured imaginations from coast to coast, and the film rights have been acquired by Fox Searchlight. Butler joined readers of the State Journal for a live chat on Tuesday, where he answered questions about the book he told in alternative viewpoints, his inspirations, and where the future might take him.
Magnuson, 72, is a UW-Madison graduate who now runs the James A. Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas.
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.
BLINK projects are meant to be unexpected -- and pop up for only a matter of weeks or months before they disappear again.
"Shotgun Lovesongs," Nickolas Butler's debut novel of friendship in America's heartland, didn't come about as an idea.
Sunday, April 6
Wisconsin Film Festival: 'Food Patriots' encourages a food transformation, one organic apple at a time
Jeff and Jennifer Spitz's documentary touches on a half-dozen aspects of the sustainable food movement.
The New York Times not only published a favorable review of Nickolas Butler's "Shotgun Lovesongs," they visited Butler on his land near Eau Claire in the dead of winter to capture the feeling of isolation that gave birth to the novel.
The founder of Nancy’s Notions and host of public television’s “Sewing With Nancy” just released her autobiography, “Seams Unlikely.”
The cover of Susan Gloss’s debut novel sports a picture of a delicate vintage dress accessorized with a bright pink belt and matching floral neck adornment. The eye-catching combo would look at home in the window of the fictional store, Hourglass Vintage, that Gloss invents for readers in her engaging novel set firmly in Downtown Madison.
Ann Peters' House Hold is as hard to describe as it is engaging to read.