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  • Made in the Land of Wheat and Maize

    What has always nurtured his craft, what spirit has pervaded his music and what has given Justin Vernon the wide-open space to create has always been his home state of Wisconsin? After he quietly, almost as quietly as is possible, burst on the music seen with the beautifully wrought album For Emma, Forever Ago, he had a tattoo of Wisconsin inked on his chest to remind him to stay true. He had been a working musician for over a decade at the time of Emma’s release under the moniker of Bon Iver.

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  • The Adventures of Henry Thoreau

    As the daylight on Earth Day faded, I found myself turning the final pages of The Adventures of Henry Thoreau: A Young Man's Unlikely Path to Walden Pond by Michael Sims. Thoreau is probably most responsible for how we as Americans feel we ought to view nature, and like Thoreau we can have a heartfelt appreciation of its beauty and be in awe of its sometime devastating power. At the same time we have a desire to control and conquer nature at every turn, whether as a well manicured lawn, a field of crops or a national park with a 4-lane highway leading to its entrance.

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  • The Best Music of 2013

    This is a list of music that found it's way to our stereos the most. The albums that we enjoyed the most, the music that moved us, the music that intrigued us and by years end, the music that will stay with us. These are our favorite albums of the year.

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  • Winter Brews

    As the days get ever shorter and the nights increasing longer and colder, it's the ideal time to enjoy a few limited release winter brews.

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