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Jonah Westrich

Madison author r.r. campbell publishes his second novel, “Imminent Dawn,” a creepy dystopian thriller that’s been compared to “Black Mirror.” Read more

Books

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Jen Doser

R. Chris Reeder publishes a confident young adult fantasy novel, “The Changeling’s Daughter.” Read more

Books

Pat McCurdy’s 1980s band Yipes! has resurfaced. They’ve cut a new album and will play at the Club Tavern on Feb. 15, their first show in the area in decades. Read more

MUSIC

A double header of films featuring 1990s grunge pioneers screens at the Barrymore to celebrate the release of a new Smart Studios vinyl compilation. Read more

Movies

Madison author Sam Savage is currently in hospice, but a Minneapolis publisher has released the late-career author’s “final collection,” titled “An Orphanage of Dreams.” Read more

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UW Athletics

While having a well-rounded roster is great, the Badger men’s basketball team needs to stay strong in its conference play. That’s especially true as they head into the core of their Big Ten schedule. Read more

Sports

Dyslexia is the most common learning disability, but it remains misunderstood and often undiagnosed. Now a bipartisan legislative committee is urging the Legislature to give schools the tools to deal with it. Read more

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With a new coach, hope springs anew among Packers fans. Matt La Fleur has to create a team that relies on more than just That One Guy. Read more

Sports

We look ahead, as well as in the rear view, at the year in sports. Bright spots include Madison’s Radicals and Milwaukee’s Brewers. Read more

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Deb Lindsey

Beata Nelson and new coach Yuri Suguiyama lead the combined men and women’s Badgers swim team. Read more

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GOLD BALLS

"Gold Balls," the documentary about senior league tennis star John Powless, will be shown to benefit repairs to his namesake stadium. The facility sustained major damage during August’s floods. Read more

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Jeff Miller/UW Madison

It was a season of stumbles for the Badger football team. Why, when the year started with such high hopes? Read more

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UW Athletic Communications

The Badgers women’s basketball team was sick and tired of losing. Power of positive thinking? The team said, enough. Read more

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Ethan Happ is the man to take the Badgers to the NCAA tourney this year. The remarkable stats are in his favor Read more

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Evan Siegle/Green Bay Packers

The Packers are competitive, but they’re not winning. Can fans expect that to change? Read more

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Milwaukee Bucks

The undefeated Milwaukee Bucks are worthy of eco-friendly new Fiserv Forum. Will it only get better? Read more

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MATT DIRKSEN/Colorado Rockies

While the Brewers failed at the crucial point, there is cause for optimism. The playoff run proves there is a strong team — and a stronger fan base. Read more

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Wisconsin author Jim Guhl’s debut novel, “Eleven Miles to Oshkosh” stars a bullied high schooler growing up in the Fox Valley. It’s a nostalgia trip populated with an oddball cast of characters. Read more

Books

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Tom Lynn/UW Athletics

UW women’s hockey team are already off to a 6-0 start, extending their at-home winning streak to 33. Head coach Mark Johnson is now the all-time winningest coach in NCAA women’s hockey history. Read more

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Scott Paulus/Milwaukee Brewers

The Milwaukee Brewers began the 2018 season barely squeezing out a victory against the lowly San Diego Padres. Now they are four wins away from reaching the World Series. Read more

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    Michael Popke

    In the middle of a major city, yet surrounded by 1,200 acres of natural living history.