Democracy in Crisis


  • A dobro love affair

    Jerry Douglas is the undisputed master of the dobro — an Art Deco-era resonating guitar. For decades, he’s been an ambassador for the instrument and even helped bring it into the modern era. more

  • Upper Midwest should band together to fight Foxconn rip-offs

    A paper owned by unions is mocking and opposing a deal trumpeted as creating jobs. That’s because the Sun-Times understands what a colossal mistake Foxconn is. more

  • Wave of changes

    UW-Madison’s innovative First Wave hip-hop scholarship program is undergoing a restructuring, say officials. Scholars and alumni react with mixed feelings to the news that the program will not welcome a 2018-19 cohort. more


  • Worst deal in state history?

    Walker’s wildly liberal giveaway of tax dollars suggests a desperation to wipe away his failed promise to create 250,000 new jobs and the state’s consistently below-average ranking in job creation. more


  • Killer voices

    Four spectacular women deliver a dynamic punk-rock version of the story of the woman accused of killing her father and stepmother. “Lizzie” is at the Fredric March Play Circle through Aug. 26. more

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