11 Novels to Read if You Love Wisconsin

It’s finally spring -according to the calendar- but we all know in Wisconsin, warmer weather doesn’t always come when we want it to. While we shiver and wait impatiently for spring weather to stick around, why not get to know Wisconsin a little better from the comfort of a few good books? Whether these books […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Meet the Insanely Creative Ryan Lowe – A Comedian With Lots of Ways to Make You Laugh

They say there’s more than one way to skin a cat – and the old saying is true of comedy in addition to cat-skinning. Some comics deliver one-liners and make wisecracks. Others tell long stories about their lives before delivering a punchline. Improv troupes work together, but most stand-ups work alone. Some comedians use props, […]

14 Places to Get a Mouth-Watering Wisconsin Butter Burger

Here in Wisconsin, we were unsatisfied with adding just one dairy product to our hamburgers. That’s why you’ll find yet another delicious tradition in our state – the butter burger. If you grew up eating these kinds of sandwiches, we’re willing to bet your salivary glands just kicked in and maybe a little bit of […]

21 of the Best Wisconsin TV Shows & Characters

Most of the time – when you plop down on the couch and turn on the television – you’ll end up watching shows based in New York, Los Angeles or Chicago. Maybe the executives in Hollywood think that’s what Americans want to watch. Maybe the people creating those shows just lack creativity. But some of […]

11 Hidden Gems at Mile of Music in 2014 [Videos]

No matter how much you think you know about independent music – there’s just no way you’ve heard of every single band coming to Mile of Music in Appleton. With more than 200 different acts scheduled to perform at Mile 2 – you can’t see every one. So how do you choose? Thankfully, Bill Grasley […]

The Story of Clifford Thompson – The Tallest Wisconsinite to Ever Live

Did you know one of the tallest men in the world was a Wisconsinite? Clifford Thompson claimed he was 8’7″ tall. Although, there has been some controversy over his actual height. According to thetallestman.com, he towered 7′ 5″ above ground. And a researcher named Craig Albert, more recently used photo-analysis to determine his size was somewhere […]

Melting the Mystery of Blue Moon Ice Cream

It pops out from inside the glass case at your favorite Wisconsin ice cream parlor. That bright blue color practically screams at you compared to the Rocky Road, Mackinac Island Fudge and Cookie Dough. But it’s the flavor of Blue Moon ice cream that gets everyone talking – and wondering… A quick internet search turns […]