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Wisconsin author Michael Perry shows his writing chops in “Danger: Man Working,” an excellent new collection of essays from the Wisconsin Historical Society Press. more

Aug 17, 2017 5:00 AM Books

“Stark Plug Book.Com" is a new graphic novel from local artist and printmaker Steve Chappell. more

Jul 20, 2017 5:00 AM Books

Rick Bogle presents a mostly scholarly investigation of UW research and its attendant controversies. He argues that the scientific benefit of animal research, including the work of UW primate researcher Harry Harlow, has been wildly overstated. more

Jul 13, 2017 5:00 AM Books

It’s unclear when people started referring to the Wisconsin Capitol as the “people’s house” but a new book says the term can be traced back to a reference to the White House made during an 1827 debate. more

Jun 29, 2017 5:00 AM Cover Stories

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William Hereford

Give a Girl a Knife is more than just a New York kitchen tell-all. Minnesotan Amy Thielen synthesizes big city fine dining and Midwestern cuisine in her new memoir. more

Jun 7, 2017 12:43 PM FOOD & DRINK 1 Comments

After a Google search for “Appalachian soul,” Mt. Horeb’s author Alex Bledsoe began writing a fantasy series based around song titles from a folk musician. He recently released his fifth book in the Tufa series, “Gather Her Round.” more

Jun 1, 2017 5:00 AM Books

Poet and UW-Whitewater professor Alison Townsend’s “The Persistence of Rivers” is an essay on moving water, revisiting the rivers that have moved her. more

May 18, 2017 5:00 AM Books

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Amy Stocklein

By day, it’s a quiet space for writers. At night, 702WI comes alive as a social space for readings and book clubs. more

May 18, 2017 5:00 AM Books

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Bev Mazur

The Raging Grannies bring their street theater and songs to protests around town. But members have their own stories to tell. Listen to Your Grandmothers is their new book. more

May 4, 2017 5:00 AM Books

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Phil Ejercito

Washington Post reporter Amy Goldstein documented the fallout in Janesville after General Motors shuttered its factory in 2008. Goldstein’s new book shows the difficult choices faced by families whose $28-an-hour jobs vanished. more

Apr 18, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 2 Comments

Melanie Radzicki McManus recounts her wild journey across Wisconsin in a new memoir, “Thousand-Miler,” from Wisconsin Historical Society Press. more

Apr 13, 2017 5:00 AM Books

Local country music expert Bill Malone pens a fascinating new biography of bluegrass great Bill Clifton. more

Apr 13, 2017 5:00 AM Books

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Jean Malek

Margaret Atwood, the celebrated Canadian author, sits down with Isthmus to talk politics, dystopia and the fragile nature of democracy. more

Apr 6, 2017 1:10 AM Books

“Warriors, Saints, and Scoundrels: Brief Portraits of Real People Who Shaped Wisconsin” is a fun and revelatory new book on the quirky characters who shaped our state’s past. more

Mar 30, 2017 5:00 AM Books

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Chiara Lanzieri

Mike Popke embeds at the UW-Madison’s Writers’ Institute. He discovers how aspiring authors are polishing their prose and their pitches to find success in the publishing world. more

Mar 30, 2017 5:00 AM Books 4 Comments

With the upcoming release of his novelization of “Star Wars: Rogue One,” Beloit native Matt Forbeck is on top of his game. more

Mar 23, 2017 5:00 AM Books

“How to Be an Indian in the 21st Century” is a bittersweet new poetry/memoir from Louis V. Clark III. He goes by the name “Two Shoes,” as in “goody.” more

Mar 16, 2017 5:00 AM Books

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Alan Luft

Edgewood College professor Alan Luft distills 15,000 images from Berlin into an evocative book and upcoming exhibit. more

Mar 9, 2017 5:00 AM Books

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Nick Berard

The Wisconsin School Garden Network expands its reach across Wisconsin and to Latin America. Its handbook, “Teaching in Nature’s Classroom,” will soon be available in Spanish. more

Feb 23, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK

Mare Chapman, a psychotherapist and meditation instructor, has published a new book geared toward women seeking to unlearn damaging thought patterns. She launches “Unshakeable Confidence” at A Room of One’s Own Feb. 17. more

Feb 16, 2017 5:00 AM Books 2 Comments