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July 20, 2012 644

Interview with Cloud Cult’s Craig Minowa

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I’ve started again doing some freelance writing here and there for Isthmus, Madison’s alt-weekly. In May I wrote a short feature about changes at a nightclub on the city’s south side. In this week’s Isthmus is another shortie on the band Cloud Cult, which is kicking off the free outdoor music series Live on King […]

June 26, 2012 509

Sun tea

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May 4, 2012 1,606

The heroin spiral

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I’ve been working for The Monroe Times coming up on six months. Still love it. Much of my day-to-day beat focuses on court hearings and police blotters, a stream of one-off stories and reams of information. In the past couple of months I started to piece it all together into lengthier bit of reporting on […]

March 20, 2012 5,365

‘A disgrace to the opulent county of Green’

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Back in December, I intended to do a story about the history of the Green County Courthouse hooked to the building’s 120th anniversary. Time ran out. When January rolled around, we were already entering the 121st anniversary year and the hook fell to the bottom of the priorities list. But there are a couple of […]

March 19, 2012 1,748


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Our attraction to a world of infinite possibility, information and complexity is here to stay. The challenge is how to participate productively in this new and turbulent world, and not be paralyzed by it. – NYT A dog on his routine walk sniffs the same urine-splattered bushes and lifts a leg to mark even when […]