Monthly Archives: October 2015

From the Wine Cave


BY Kimberly Fisher Portugal is a wine region full of opportunity with a wide variety of landscapes and growing conditions perfect for viticulture. Such diversity allows Portuguese winegrowers to produce a broad range of wines. Water and sunshine are the lifeblood of the vine. There is ample rainfall along the coastal regions, while the interior of Portugal offers a much ... Read More »

Hallow-Ian Raises Money from the Roof


BY Michael Casper One would think that, when it comes to fundraising, there aren’t that many “new tricks” relative to being creative and thinking outside of the box. And you would probably be right. So the question begs, “If a Morning Radio Show host climbs up on a roof, in the challenging weather period known as late October, will anybody ... Read More »

Dungeon Travelers 2


BY James Page Developer: Atlus ESRB: Mature Release Date: 08/18/2015 System: PlayStation Vita Rating: Graphics: 3.0 out of 4.0 Game Play: 3.0 out of 4.0 Personal: 1.0 out of 2.0 Total Score: 7.0 out of 10.0Player’s Page: Dungeon Travelers 2: The Royal Library & the Monster Seal In a time long ago mankind was plagued by hoards of evil monsters ... Read More »



BY George Halas Andy Mertens has earned some SCENE ink for his bass playing alone. He is a founding member of The Jazz Orgy, two-time winners of the Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) Award for Best Jazz Band and has been nominated twice for WAMI’s Best Bass Player award. He also plays with River City Six, The Talk of the ... Read More »

No Limit on Catching Jazz at the Trout


BY George Halas Even for The Inquisition, the math is pretty easy… Great jazz + great art + an idyllic setting = one fabulous Thursday night. As it enters its sixth season, The Jazz at The Trout series has become a must-see/hear for a growing number of music fans. The series was conceived initially by John and Susan Toussaint. “The original ... Read More »

Bergstrom-Mahle Museum of Glass


BY Jan Mirenda Smith and Jennifer Stevenson Lyrical movement, dynamic design and brilliant color, come together with age old processes in the exhibit, Transcending Time: a Survey of Works in Glass by Italian Maestro Lino Tagliapietra October 8 through February 14 at Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass in Neenah. Lino, as he is affectionately known, is among the most admired and ... Read More »

Denier-gate: What Exxon Knew and When They Knew It


BY Will Stahl In November 2009 the media world was roiled by the news that hackers had gotten into the e-mails of climate scientists at the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom. Right-wing media outlets and commentators crowed that here was the smoking gun that proved global warming was a hoax promulgated by a conspiracy. In fact only ... Read More »

The Abstract Cristian Andersson


BY Lori Palmeri As you enter the tiny appropriately named, Matchbox Studios, a working studio and gallery, soft soulful jazz plays background to the smell of oil paint permeating the space. Morning sun streams through the storefront windows facing Market Street and Opera Square. The studio may be small, but Cristian’s large impactful works are a dramatic must-see and require ... Read More »

Eminence Rocks!


Although 2015 isn’t completely over yet it turned out to be the year of Eminence. The previous statement may not hold true in everyone’s eyes. To those that follow the new up and coming rock band it surely seemed that way. If you don’t yet know who they are, you will. Here’s a quick description. A rock band compiled of ... Read More »

Another Milestone on the Path to Equality


BY Dennis Riley On June 26th the U.S. Supreme Court held that the 14th amendment guarantees of due process and equal protection of the laws meant that no state could ban marriages between members of the same sex, just as it had held almost 50 years earlier that no state could ban marriages between individuals of different races. Reaction was ... Read More »

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