Madison students will find more art in the schools this year — lots of it, in all forms.
There are books about cooking with herbs. And then there are books about cooking with herb.
Yes, we're talking cannabis cuisine, a small niche in the culinary world but one that is drawing more interest as the legalization movement moves pot closer to the mainstream.
So many memoirs are coming out this fall, written in so many ways.
Neil Patrick Harris, for instance, decided that his early 40s was too young for a “life” story, even for a Tony- and Emmy-winning actor. So he has completed “Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography,” in which Harris steps back into the second person to allow you to imagine yourself onstage, on television, or, in November 2006, on edge as you prepare to tell the world you’re gay.
There’s only one musical with the audacity to make a honky-tonk pun out of a German artistic movement, and the “‘strum’ and drang” musical in question is on its way to the Stackner Cabaret.
The coming Broadway season has something for everyone - a musical by Sting, a magician-filled SUV, the incomparable Hugh Jackman, the equally regal Helen Mirren, a musical set in a funeral parlor and not one, but two Gyllenhaals. Here's a look at some highlights of the 2014-15 season:
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Pedestrians passing by the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art’s State Street Gallery last month saw what might have looked like a construction zone. Instead, they were witnessing the birth of art.
As the title suggests, What Would Mary Ann Do?, by Dawn Wells with Steve Stinson, is a book of advice. Wells, who played the wholesome, naïve Mary Ann in the classic 1960s sitcom Gilligan’s Island, subtitled the book A Good Girl’s Guide To Life, and it’s a subtitle that refers to both Wells and Mary Ann. Wells offers suggestions for living through the eyes of the actress as well as the character. The book also is full of photos from Wells’ acting career.
Artists are often at their best when challenged by the limitations of a single idea, entity or concept. Such may prove to be the case with The Suitcase Dreams, a new and unusual collaborative performance work by Madison-based Theatre LILA.
"The Good Wife," "Homeland," "Scandal," "Nurse Jackie" and, well, "Girls" are just a few current shows that put women front and center.
And this fall, even more women are stepping up.
Disembarking from our Holland America cruise ship in Skagway, Alaska, we didn’t realize that our upcoming detour through the Yukon Territory would follow the trail of the most important U.S. event to occur on Canadian soil since the War of 1812.
Neither did we realize that the stunning scenery and wildlife were just a preview to the natural wonders ahead in Denali National Park.