UW Cinematheque is dedicated to showcasing the best in international cinema history and fine films which would otherwise never reach Madison screens. Their diverse fall season will feature spotlights on Rainer Werner Fassbinder, a founder of New German Cinema, and on the Brazilian performer Carmen Miranda. Jim Healy, Director of Film Programming at UW Cinematheque, […]
Madison’s east side has stayed wet as the city collectively eyes the water levels of Mendota and Monona. As the excitement calms and flood levels were less severe than predicted over the past couple of weeks, an old policy debate has been reignited: what should the lake levels of Monona and Mendota be? Russ Hefty […]
Rare Plant, Kitschy Spirit, Dirtnap — these names should sound familiar to those in Madison’s local music scene. Friday Buzz host Jonathan Zarov speaks with journalist Allison Geyer about her Isthmus cover story on Madison’s independent record labels and their origins. Also chiming in is in-house DJ Ankur Malhotra, of the Madison and New Delhi-based […]
Kinky Friedman is a country music singer-songwriter, writer, and politician. He formed the group Kinky Friedman and the Texas Jewboys in 1971 and recorded his debut album, Sold American, in Nashville at Glaser Sound Studios. The band went on to play the Grand Ole Opry and join Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue concert tour in […]
A new study finds that children who experience severe stress as kids develop different kinds of genetic markers than those who have relatively tranquil upbringings. Friday host Jonathan Zarov speaks with Dr. Leslie Seltzer, researcher at the Waisman Center and co-lead author of this study in the emerging scientific field of epigenetics.
Join us for a Musicians For WORT benefit at the Harmony Bar on Saturday July 14 featuring The Civil Engineers and Swamp Thing! Swamp Thing was a mid-80s Madison band known for playing danceable songs about animals, food, banana republics, and beautiful communists. Fronted by WORT’s own Jonathan Zarov (host of the Friday 8 O’Clock […]