Monthly Archives: January 2014

A party in the snow


By Donna Fischer Let’s face it; winter is a major character in the story of Wisconsin life. Some view it as the high price one pays for the glorious summers. Others embrace the intensity of snow and cold with a sense of adventure. Dealing with four to five months of winter weather challenges all of us to either make the ... Read More »

Oshkosh Taverns


By Ron La Point They were the social centers of Oshkosh, the meetings places in the ‘40s and ‘50s. Others might make a case for the churches, but in the eyes of those still grubbing for wages and those of us growing into adulthood, it was the taverns. There were no shortage of taverns in this city of 40,000 – ... Read More »

Steampunk Extravaganza Jan. 7 to Jan. 30


Join us for an exhibit of science fiction and fantasy.  Steampunk is concerned with Victorian history when steampower and mechanical clockwork dominated technology.  Featured artists for this exhibit are Steve Bowles, Larry LaMalfa, Shannon Hoffman, Katrina Blasingame, Elaine Klopke and Twig Noir. Please join us for an artist’s reception Thurs Jan 9th 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The public is ... Read More »

Syndication from the darkside


By Josh Hadley Last month I spoke of syndication, as in when old TV shows are sold to local TV stations (nowadays cable stations) so they can be ‘stripped’ five days a week, Monday through Friday. This is actually called Second Run Syndication since these shows presumably had already been shown on their networks of origin, but there was another ... Read More »

Culinary Critic Awards: The Vintage


The Vintage 3105 S. Washburn St. Offering the region’s most creative and elegant menu, filled with the fresh flavors of seafood dishes such as Pan Seared Scallops topped with an avocado relish, Shrimp Sauté with saffron, pistachio, arugula, served over angel hair pasta, and nightly seasonal features. Annual recipient of Wine Spectator Award in recognition of superior wine offerings. ... Read More »

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