In the wake of the shooting deaths of nine African-American churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina, public attention has turned toward the racially motivated violence that continues to plague the U.S. despite some policymakers and media figures saying otherwise.
Not too long ago, a governmental health agency in the United Kingdom updated its childbirth guidelines for healthy women with low-risk pregnancies. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence concluded that these women are safer having their babies at home or under the care of a midwife than at a hospital. The crux of […]
The legislature’s Joint Finance Committee is expected to reconvene soon to finish its review of Governor Walker’s proposed 2015-2017 budget. On the list of topics yet to be discussed is funding for transportation projects, including the building and expansion of roads. 1000 Friends of Wisconsin, a land use advocacy group, has successfully sued the state […]
Ben Zoltak has been an artist all his life, experimenting with countless forms and mediums over the years. But his most recent endeavor involves a towering mass of concrete, a mosaic of recycled junk, and an increasingly threatened bird species. Ben plans to build enormous sculptures all around the country to serve as nesting locations […]
Before the age of the internet, musicians and artists had to fight tooth and nail to get their work noticed. This ethos manifested itself in the punk and DIY movements, anticipating the eventual rise (and perhaps fall) of indie rock.
This week, thousands of miles away in Lignano, Italy, three Madison residents seek world titles in the circus art of German Wheel. Lisa Nunez talked with them during one of their final practices before crossing the pond. Below, Carly Schuna, of the Madison Circus Space, demonstrates some German Wheel tricks: