UP: David McLimans. The Madison illustrator wins a prestigious Caldecott Honor for his children's book, Gone Wild: An Endangered Animal Alphabet. This is McLimans' first children's book ' he usually does graphic art and political illustrations for adults. Gone Wild was also named one of the 10 best illustrated children's books in 2006 by The New York Times.
DOWN: Rick's CafÃ. The independent music zine closes down after four years, citing declining ad revenues. But publisher Rick Tvedt promises that the Madison Area Music Awards, which he founded, will continue. For a brief interview with Tvedt, see TheDailyPage.com.