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Teen trying to solve carp problem with culinary skill

Carp is not the kind of fish found on restaurant menus in this country, but Hayden Cohan likes to fish them, smoke them, eat them, and give them away. Read more

Best bets in Madison arts and entertainment

Battle over the Bard

JEANNE KOLKER For the State Journal

Professor Jason Fitger, the curmudgeonly creation of author Julie Schumacher, returns in “The Shakespeare Requirement,” a delightful skewer… Read more

On View: 'The InBetween; Part 1'


Mixed-media artist Elyse-Krista Mische invites viewers into her wonderland of illustrative and dreamlike environments in the Cooler at Abel… Read more

Salud! Can it! Madison cocktail company Plain Spoke introduces Moscow Mules to go

By Lindsay Christians

The new company founded by Madison bar manager Tom Dufek has launched the first in a line of pop-and-serve cocktails in cans, sold for about $14/4 pack. Read more

Yeah, I Ate That: Lay's Tastes of America offers chips from sea to shining sea

By Rob Thomas

We are a deeply divided nation – at war over politics, over culture. Do we need to be divided over our potato chips as well? Read more


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Rod Stewart blasts Bob Dylan

Rod Stewart has blasted Bob Dylan's album of Frank Sinatra covers. Read more

Fans injured in storm at Backstreet Boys Oklahoma concert

THACKERSVILLE, Okla. (AP) — At least 14 people have been injured and transported to hospitals after trusses holding up the entrance to a resort where the Backstreet Boys were set to begin a concert in Oklahoma collapsed. Read more

Ward, Rushdie draw large crowds at Mississippi book fest

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward told a home-state audience in Mississippi on Saturday that she's working on two books. Read more

When Ms. Franklin calls: Reporter reflects on Queen of Soul

NEW YORK (AP) — When I got the chance to interview Aretha Franklin for the first time in 2001, I was already a bundle of nerves: Even though it was just over the phone, I'd be talking to THE Queen of Soul! You could get no closer to rock 'n' roll royalty than the Queen herself. Read more

Ariana Grande tears up as she recalls Manchester tragedy

NEW YORK (AP) — The very mention of Manchester still brings Ariana Grande to tears. Read more

7 Affirmations From Issa's Mirror Moments on 'Insecure'

'Is you Khaleesi? Or that other b***h whose name I don’t remember?'

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: Read more

Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas make their engagement official

NEW YORK (AP) — It's official for Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas. Read more

John Williams composition about ghost making world premiere

LENOX, Mass. (AP) — A new John Williams composition about a ghost said to have scared Leonard Bernstein is making its world premiere. Read more

Best Lines of the Week (August 10-16): 'Dead Girls Everywhere'

A roundup of the best lines we heard on TV this week!


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