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Summer food pilgrimages: The Silvercryst in Wautoma

Seventy-five minutes north from Madison on Hwy. 39 takes you a world away, to Wautoma in Waushara County. The terrain is strikingly different from Dane County, full of cool sandy soil and the scent from towering pine trees. Wautoma is situated on pretty Silver Lake, a playground for families in the summer. The Silvercryst is a lake resort and supper club, and an afternoon or dinner there can easily make you believe you are back in the '50s. Housekeeping cottages are just yards away from the property. The monstrous steer that greets you roadside is an icon from way back. >More
 A Badgers fan looks back at the Huskers invasion of Madison

After more than 18 years as a season-ticket holder for Wisconsin Badgers football games, I can say that I've never seen anything quite like the surge of Nebraska pride as Cornhuskers fans invaded Madison to watch their beloved team's debut Big 10 game. >More
 Song Sung Blue at the 2008 Wisconsin Film Festival

The crowd at the Bartell Theater on Saturday was doubtlessly expecting to hear lots of Neil Diamond songs in Song Sung Blue by Greg Kohs, a documentary about a husband-and-wife Neil Diamond tribute act from Milwaukee. Filmgoers were singing the pop star's songs in their seats before the show. Festival director Meg Hamel introduced the film, calling it "marvelous and arresting," and guaranteed that it "will blow your mind." >More
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