4 Worst Depictions of Wisconsin in Movie History


Let’s be honest folks, the silver screen is not always kind to Wisconsin.

Sure, there are more than a few TV shows and movies that do Wisconsin proud, but on the whole we’re portrayed as terrible hicks or ignored completely.

But don’t take my word for it. These four movies are, for better or worse, the least realistic representations of Wisconsinites you will ever see.

Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

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Fast-Rising Wisconsin Band PHOX Reflects on a Big Year with More to Come in 2015

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Six friends from Baraboo, Wisconsin are making waves in the independent music scene playing a fresh sound that’s made them a sought after band.

Since releasing their self-titled debut with Partisan Records last summer, PHOX has shown up all over the place. That includes performances at South by Southwest, on Conan, VH1 and a European tour.

Plus, the band recently announced they’ll be part of the lineup at the Coachella music festival in April.

But first – you can catch them here in their home state. PHOX will be back in Green Bay for a Near Water Concert Series event at the Meyer Theatre on January 14th. They’ll perform at Pabst Theater in Milwaukee two days later.

PHOX drummer Dave Roberts (far left above) took the time to answer some questions from WhooNEW about the band’s backstory and what lies ahead.

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Fire in Frost – Discover the Debut Novel from Wisconsin Author Alicia Rades


Putting up with rejection has always been a big part of being a writer.

Stephen King got so many rejection letters from publishers before he found success that he nailed them to the wall with a railroad spike. William Golding’s Lord of the Flies was rejected 20 different times.

Even Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling was rejected again and again. She only got her book printed because the daughter of the CEO at a small London publisher begged her father to let her read the second chapter. The Harry Potter brand is now valued at $15 billion.

Sometimes the people in charge of deciding what’s worthy are pretty clueless.

That’s why up-and-coming author Alicia Rades of Marion might be wise for choosing a different path. Her young adult novel Fire in Frost, about a girl with paranormal abilities, is now available for pre-orders.

And this Wisconsin author has decided she doesn’t need a publisher at all…

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