8 Strange Festivals and Competitions in Wisconsin

Anyone who tells you Wisconsin is a boring place to live has obviously never visited one of our many festivals throughout the year – especially the events in this article. Of course, maybe it was boredom that inspired these bizarre ideas. Perhaps a long winter spent staring into the fireplace caused some half-drunken Wisconsinite to […]

Wisconsin Actor Gives the Inside Scoop on New Mockumentary ‘Flim: The Movie’

Anyone who sets out to make a movie has to be at least a little bit of a dreamer. You probably even have to be slightly crazy to take on a huge project like a feature film. Wisconsin native, Dan Davies, understands exactly what it takes to make a movie. He’s the mind behind the […]

How The Production Farm Can Change the Lives of Young People in Wisconsin

If you heard that a couple from New York City’s entertainment industry was looking to buy a farm in the Green Bay area, you might shake your head and chuckle. Maybe you’d assume they’re just a pair of artsy-fartsy dreamers trying to escape the Big Apple and build a bucolic life for themselves in rural […]

13 Dirty & Dangerous Outdoor Games Every Wisconsin Parent Needs to Teach their Kids

Do you remember what it was like growing up in Wisconsin when you were a kid? Your childhood was probably filled with sandbox creations and snow forts. You most likely tore through the neighborhood on your bike and had sword fights with sticks. So what’s wrong with kids these days? With their video gaming and […]

Maybe We Were Wrong – A Closer Look at Why We Call it a Bubbler in Wisconsin

Almost exactly two years ago – we were launching WhooNEW – a website about all the things that make Wisconsin unique. The very first story that caught on with readers was an article examining the origins of the word “bubbler.” Why did Wisconsinites use the term for drinking fountains? Are there other people in the […]

The Naughty & Nice Sides of the 2015 Wildwood Film Festival in Appleton

The Wildwood Film Festival in Appleton will mark its 14th year this month. If the festival were a human being – it would be smack-dab in the middle of puberty. Just like the mood swings of a budding adolescent – you can never be sure what to expect when you attend a screening of short […]

Fill the Stage – How Hosting In-Home Concerts Makes You Way Cooler Than Your Neighbors

Want to throw the best party – the kind that makes you the envy of everyone in your neighborhood? What if you could have some of the most sought-after local musicians perform live in your living room or backyard? That’s exactly the opportunity a new effort called Fill the Stage is offering people in the […]

9 Comedy Movies with a Wisconsin Connection

There is plenty of comedy to be found in Wisconsin as well as in the lives of Wisconsinites. I’ve interviewed comedians who are from Wisconsin and always ask if there is a specific “Wisconsin-style sense of humor.” They almost always say “No, not really.” So perhaps we don’t have a particular style of funny – […]

Was Cabaret Singer Hildegarde the Most Romantic Wisconsin Woman of All Time?

Imagine the lights dimming at a Wisconsin supper club. People dining on prime rib and sipping on brandy old fashioneds look up to see a striking blond take the stage. Wearing glamorous and slightly seductive clothing, she sits down at a piano surrounded by roses. With a twinkle in her eye and a bit of […]

11 Best Portrayals of Wisconsinites in Movie History

It’s not often you’ll see a movie about Wisconsin. And when you do come across such a film – you probably won’t be happy with how our state and our people are portrayed. (Check out our article on the worst depictions of Wisconsin in movies for more on that). During college, I had an internship […]