As of late, Syria has been associated in the public consciousness with refugees and political strife, and not so much with the visual arts. But a group of Kurdish filmmakers and artists hope to change that. In the Rojava region of Syria (known to some as Western Kurdistan), they’ve set up the Rojava Film Commune […]
As an ongoing national debate takes place regarding the value of liberal arts degrees and the comparative value of more technical, vocational education, the issue is coming sharply into focus here in Wisconsin. Republican members of the state legislature have held informal discussions to explore an idea to merge UW’s two-year colleges with the state’s […]
Gun-related deaths among teens are on the rise in recent years here in Wisconsin. As part of the Precious Lives series, the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism looks at why that might be, and what can be done about it. Sean Kirkby, a reporter for WCIJ, joined the Monday Buzz to share some of what […]
As part of the Night Light series through Madison Public Library’s Bubbler, a new art exhibit will open at Central Library that began “by challenging the community not only to provide the ingredients, but also the medium, the energy and the evidence of what we as a community can do.” Victor Castro (known to many […]
Orson Welles, Stanley Kubrick, Jean-Luc Godard…all names you can expect to see in the credits at upcoming screenings put on by the UW Cinematheque.
A struggle between local activists and a multinational corporation that could have long-lasting repercussions for the very heart of the Upper Midwest.