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Burning desire: Author fuels suspense with 'What Burns Away'

Burning desire: Author fuels suspense with 'What Burns Away'

Three years ago, Melissa Falcon Field moved to Madison from Maine with a story “kicking around” in her head.

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Go Big Read to focus on inequality

Go Big Read to focus on inequality

In an effort to inspire further dialogue about injustice in America, the selection committee for UW-Madison’s common-reading program is seeking book suggestions that address the theme of inequality.

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Book Club: Recognition from the 'Heart'

Book Club: Recognition from the 'Heart'

The State Journal Book Club selection, “The Heart of Things,” is a collection of essays on life in the Midwest written by John Hildebrand. In a recent interview, Hildebrand said that his intention with his writing is to have a reader think, “I’ve felt that way, but I never thought about it.”

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Just Read It | Timothy Walsh

Just Read It | Timothy Walsh

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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On View | Artisan Gallery

On View | Artisan Gallery

Just over a dozen miles from Downtown Madison’s art scene lies The Artisan Gallery in Paoli, which is hosting three new exhibits until Feb. 22.

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Recent obsessions: Are We Delicious? gets superstitious

Recent obsessions: Are We Delicious? gets superstitious

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

January 23, 2015 11:30 am

With exhibit, Design Gallery rolls out the carpet for hope

With exhibit, Design Gallery rolls out the carpet for hope

"Woven Gardens of Hope" will showcase the work of Afghan rug makers -- and the nonprofit that has empowered them.

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Off the Wall: Woven Gardens of Hope at the Design Gallery

Off the Wall: Woven Gardens of Hope at the Design Gallery

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

January 20, 2015 12:00 pm

Meet Wisconsin's new poet laureate

Meet Wisconsin's new poet laureate

Kimberly Blaeser wants people to put more poetry in their 'memory bank'

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Book Club: Hildebrand gets to 'Heart of Things'

Book Club: Hildebrand gets to 'Heart of Things'

In 52 finely wrought essays, John Hildebrand meditates on time, place, and the idea of home in “The Heart of Things: A Midwestern Almanac.”

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On View | James Watrous side-by-side exhibits

On View | James Watrous side-by-side exhibits

Solo exhibitions by Wisconsin artists Brandon Norsted and Thomas Gaudynski are on view at the Wisconsin Academy’s James Watrous Gallery, on the third floor of Overture Center for the Arts.

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Author writes her own ticket

Author writes her own ticket

It was her natural curiosity that led Lesley Kagen into unknown publishing realms. Her first four novels became reality through a traditional publisher, Penguin. Her fifth book she published on her own. And now, with her latest, she’s trying out an indie publisher.

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In Forward Theater's 'The Other Place,' the brain is an ominous mystery

In Forward Theater's 'The Other Place,' the brain is an ominous mystery

Tracy Michelle Arnold stars in this challenging 2011 Sharr White play, the story of a powerful scientist whose body begins to betray her. 

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Just Read It | Bridget Birdsall

Just Read It | Bridget Birdsall

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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Life that's a juggling act

Life that's a juggling act

One of Dan Holzman’s multiple talents is teaching others how to make a living as a juggler. After all, he knows all the tricks.

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