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Women in politics: Gillibrand and Davis memoirs

Two prominent women in politics, New Yorker Kirsten Gillibrand, who replaced Hillary Clinton in the U.S. Senate, and Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, who shot to fame in pink sneakers with an abortion-rights filibuster, are recently out with memoirs.

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Arts picks for the week of Oct. 19, 2014

Arts picks for the week of Oct. 19, 2014

A few of the many arts events happening around Madison this week:

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Q&A: Gawande delivers an important look at how medicine fails the dying

Q&A: Gawande delivers an important look at how medicine fails the dying

Atul Gawande is no stranger to death and dying. In his many years of experience as a surgeon, he has guided patients and families through end-of-life experiences with regularity. But even he admits that, for years, he had been getting it wrong.

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Writer explores tragedies, second chances

Writer explores tragedies, second chances

Every family has its secrets, according to author Will Boast. His family secrets were revealed to him at age 24 after he suffered the unfathomable losses of his mother (to cancer), younger brother (car crash), and father (complications from alcoholism). In “Epilogue: A Memoir,” Boast mines his family history and processes the stunning revelation that his father had another family that he kept secret from his sons.

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Book Events Oct. 19

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Book Events Oct. 26

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Just Read It | John Hildebrand

Just Read It | John Hildebrand

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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A happy party for the dead, Oaxaca-style

A happy party for the dead, Oaxaca-style

Inspired by a film by Carolyn Kallenborn, Edgewood College hosts a Day of the Dead Festival Nov. 1.

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Naomi Klein tackles global warming in 'This Changes Everything'

Cutting the vast amounts of man-made pollution that feed global warming is an enormous challenge for societies that gobble up coal, oil and gas. But in "This Changes Everything," Naomi Klein argues that those fuels aren't the root problem — capitalism is. That message is likely to motivate fans of Klein's earlier books, such as "No Logo" and "The Shock Doctrine," but it also leads to a tough question.

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There's something for everyone at the Wisconsin Book Festival

There's something for everyone at the Wisconsin Book Festival

Whether you love books or beer, there's an event for you at this week's Wisconsin Book Festival.

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UW prof Deb Blum edits 2014's 'Best American Science and Nature Writing'

UW prof Deb Blum edits 2014's 'Best American Science and Nature Writing'

Blum is leaving Madison at the end of the 2014-15 school year for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Q&A: Sheehy dares women to fail

Q&A: Sheehy dares women to fail

In her 77 years, Gail Sheehy has profiled world leaders such as Margaret Thatcher, Mikhail Gorbachev and Hillary Clinton, daring to create a name for herself in the male-dominated world of New Journalism. Her immersive style of reporting serves her well as she turns a critical eye to her own life with the recent release “Daring: My Passages.”

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A new name, a new reach for PhotoMidwest

A new name, a new reach for PhotoMidwest

Formerly The Center for Photography at Madison wants to connect with photographers across the nation's midsection.

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Arts picks for the week of Oct. 12, 2014

Arts picks for the week of Oct. 12, 2014

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