Jennifer Page

Rachel Butler, a junior at the UW-Madison, is worried that students are losing their right to decide how their money is used. more

Dec 6, 2007 4:43 PM News

Poetry slams are intense. Filled with politics, hurt, laughter and always music, they have an energy and emotional involvement that can be compared to an amazing concert you just danced for hours at. And the finals for the inaugural UW Collegiate Slam on Tuesday night at the Wisconsin Union Theater were an impressive display of the young creative talent the state has to offer in a genre that is becoming more and more popular. more

Dec 5, 2007 8:05 PM Stage

It's gift shopping season again, and I am already suffering the yearly symptoms that come from stressing over what to buy for impossible family members. My conscience is working against me as well, as I have been telling everyone the benefits of supporting fair trade and local business. more

Nov 23, 2007 6:18 PM Scenes

"CineFest is really diverse with films focused on hip hop culture around the world and films about classic hip hop, contemporary hip hop and spoken word," says Willie Ney of the UW Multicultural Arts Initiative. "The performances range from Chicano-centric to urban hip hop to a female reggaeton artist who, as far as I know, has never played in Madison." more

Nov 8, 2007 7:18 PM Movies

For the past few years, Dane County has been working to make its buildings more energy-efficient, hoping to save taxpayers thousands of dollars in heating and cooling costs and reduce environmental impact. One main focus of these efforts has been the Henry Vilas Zoo. more

Nov 8, 2007 4:00 PM News

Lyrics from The Sugar Hill Gang's 1979 classic "Rapper's Delight" were repeated throughout Thursday night by the speakers at the "Spoken Word and Hip-Hop Education in the Academy: Potential for a New Pedagogy" panel at the five-day Wisconsin Book Festival. HBO Def Poets Willie Perdomo and Roger Bonair-Agard addressed the enduring, evolving nature of hip-hop and spoken word. more

Oct 12, 2007 8:19 PM Stage

Sean Michael Dargan admits he is "biodiesel crazy." One of the founding members of PrairieFire BioFuels Co-op, which started in 2005, Dargan bought his first diesel car in 2001 and started using biodiesel fuel. Dargan helped host the PrairieFire BioFuels Co-op membership meeting on Thursday night at the High Noon Saloon. The annual meeting brought out an eclectic group of supporters, from school teachers to ex-hippies to local band members. The co-op now has 274 members. more

Oct 5, 2007 7:07 PM News