We’re all trying to stay positive right now, and for some, the old adage “laughter is the best medicine” is ringing a little truer than usual. This week on “What’s the Word,” Adam Schuster takes us through the history of humor and its role in society, from Ancient Greece to the jesters of the Renaissance, […]
Every day new reports come out about the spread of coronavirus here in the U.S. and across the globe. Without a vaccine, the default solution has been quarantining those infected, as well as those who’ve traveled in areas known to have high numbers of cases. This week on “What’s the Word,” Adam Schuster looks into […]
It’s March, which for most students means spring break is right around the corner. For UW-Madison students, next week couldn’t come sooner; for Madison Metropolitan, there are still a few weeks to go. This week on “What’s the Word,” Adam Schuster gets you ready for spring break, looking into the history of the vacation phenomenon […]
With all the health scares last month and Super Tuesday looming just on the other side of the alarm clock, it’s fair to say that we’re all feeling a little stressed. This week on “What’s the Word,” Adam Schuster takes us through the history of stress, tracing its development as a psychological concern and looking […]
We’ve got an extra day on the calendar this year, with February 29th coming up this Saturday. This week on “What’s the Word,” Adam Schuster takes a peek at the history of Leap Year, tracing the trial-and-error process that’s given us this quadrennial phenomenon.
Over the weekend the Zor Shrine Circus landed at the Alliance Energy Center, though it was the last time it would do so with elephants in tow. This week on “What’s the Word,” Adam Schuster takes us back to the origins of the modern American circus, digging up its troubling past as well as its […]