Jane Collins Professor of Community & Environmental Sociology and Gender & Women’s Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison The Great Recession not only shook Americans’ economic faith but also prompted powerful critiques of economic institutions. This timely book explores three movements that gathered force after 2008: the rise of the benefit corporation, which requires social responsibility and […]
Patty interviews co-authors Curt Meine and Keefe Keeley in the studio today. Together they co-wrote The Driftless Reader from University of Wisconsin Press, which explores the cultural heritage and natural landscape of southwestern Wisconsin and the surrounding region. They will be presenting as part of the Wisconsin Book Festival on November 5th at 1PM at Central […]
Nathan Englander Novelist A prisoner in a secret cell. The guard who has watched over him a dozen years. An American waitress in Paris. A young Palestinian man in Berlin who strikes up an odd friendship with a wealthy Canadian businessman. And The General, Israel’s most controversial leader, who lies dying in a hospital, the […]
1-2 pm – Get Published! Panel You’ve got a manuscript, now get published! Wisconsin authors Fabu, Lori M. Lee, and Sarah White will reveal tips and tricks for getting published. 2:30-4:30 pm – Author Blitz Get inspired during this fast-paced event. Bask in the pleasure of being read aloud to by six local authors, then […]
Tetris has attained Monopoly-esque status as a standard bearer within the videogame canon, universally known by grandmas and disrespecting, Gameboy-ignorant youths alike. But the history of how the game escaped a Russian psychology-focused computing center via questionable legal channels and landed in a three-way corporate rights battle is anything but standard. The “illegal” black Tengen […]
Tone Madison’s Liz DiNovella talks with author and hip-hop historian Jeff Chang, who speaks at the Wisconsin Book Festival and at the Passing The Mic conference on October 22. His newest book is We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes On Race And Resegregation.