Travelers. Writers. Activists. Women. Check out my new project.Read more "Writing Roughshod"
Since 2006, Alt.Kilt has established a thriving — if surprising — business as the only custom, contemporary kilt maker in the world.Read more "Queen of Kilts"
Journalists often get the credit for shining light into the dark corners of government. But Laura Neuman has a better idea: empower citizens to demand transparency from their elected officials.Read more "Keeping women in the know"
Throwing snow-snakes is kind of like bumper bowling. Except instead of a wooden lane, there’s a narrow path of ice. And instead of a bowling ball, there’s a spear. But there’s a more serious story behind this traditional winter game.Read more "Lifting from the center"
Wisconsin’s flagship makes a tangible, positive difference in the lives of state residents.Read more "What’s a university good for?"
Helicopters, hazmat suits, fire extinguishers, search-and-rescue dogs — in many places, a summer camp boasting these kinds of things would likely be targeted at boys. But in Ashland, Wis., Rescue Divas is a camp for middle-school girls that aims to attract new recruits to the field of emergency medical services.Read more "Tackling Wisconsin’s EMT shortage from behind the scenes"
For Jack Archibald, it all started with a simple thought on a chilly evening in a shack: “It might be nice to have some windows in here.”Read more "The Stained-Glass Wizard"
Abdul Rashid Dostum isn’t just any rising politician in just any developing country. Born in a rural village, he climbed first to regional and then to national prominence in Afghanistan, where the United States has fought its longest war. His story is a rags-to-guns-to-riches tale complete with ethnic battles, geopolitical intrigue, covert operations, and even a mythical death ray.Read more "The Warlord’s Biographer"
“This is insane.” That’s what Susan Fischer told an out-of-state father when he called the UW–Madison Office of Student Financial Aid to discuss taking out a loan package totaling almost $160,000.Read more "Are the Kids Really All Right?"