Logan Nelson, administrative director of the Sterling North Book and Film Festival in Edgerton, believes there’s something primal about telling stories, something just a step or two below the need for food and water.
Jim Thomas has played a variety of roles for Janesville Little Theatre, both on stage and off. Pat Cook's "Two Witches, No Waiting" will mark his first time as a director.
If you’re looking for a spooky game to play with your significant other or friend, “Until Dawn” is a surprisingly engaging co-op experience, writes Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee.
DLUX, an upscale burger place off the Capitol Square in Madison, has established itself one of the city’s favorite burger restaurants, writes Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick.
Providing a family-friendly alternative to the scares of the Halloween season, Janesville's parks and recreation division will again host its annual Enchanted Forest and Hollywood Hayride beginning Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Palmer Park, 2501 Palmer Drive.
The NYC resident and Janesville native talks about what drew him to the theater, ever-changing developments in set design and what he misses most when he's away from his Wisconsin hometown.
Both “Outlast” games are the scariest Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee has ever played, and they’re perfect for Halloween, he writes.
The Gazette's restaurant review team, The Four Dishes, recently visited the unobtrusive Medusa Grill and Bistro in downtown Lake Geneva and came away quite impressed.
Stage One will present its local production "Inherit the Wind," a play loosely based on the events of the 1925 Scopes Trial, beginning Friday, Oct. 12, at the Janesville Performing Arts Center.
Wherever you fall on the spooky spectrum, the Rock County Historical Society will provide something for you during its Spirits in the Night season, said Tim Maahs, executive director.
“Little Women,” Louisa May Alcott’s tale of sisterhood and hardship, is a much beloved story female filmmakers have embraced often over the years.
Last week, Sony caved to fan pressure and allowed crossplay across consoles for the popular game “Fortnite.” It’s one step closer to crossplay across all multiplayer games, Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee writes.
Superhero fatigue got you down? Tired of the same old bland Marvel Cinematic Universe offerings? A dose of “Venom” could be just the right antidote. This dark, wacky MCU-associated outing combines one of the most interesting contemporary leading men with a daring director who has a hit-or-mi…
With pop superstar Lady Gaga as his muse, legendary cinematographer Matthew Libatique behind the camera, and a well-worn, beloved Hollywood fable to work with, the cards are stacked in favor of star/co-writer/director Bradley Cooper for his directorial debut, “A Star is Born.” And yet, his f…
Stoughton's 51 South Restaurant opened June 1 on West Main Street with an emphasis on made-from-scratch recipes featuring local produce, healthy ingredients and thoughtful presentations, writes Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick.
The leader of the Green Beret Marching Band talks about his musical preferences, skills he wishes he had and what he would do first if he won the lottery.
Irish folk music band We Banjo 3, the originators of "Celtgrass," will visit the Janesville Performing Arts Center for a performance Saturday, Oct. 6.
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, as the saying goes. That seems to be the approach taken by the screenwriters of the new animated feature “Smallfoot.” The story is actually “Bigfoot,” but it hinges on a clever reversal of perspective, centering on a tribe of Yetis in the Himalayas who fear t…
The Gazette's restaurant review team of the Four Dishes found Fresco at the Gardens, a farm-to-table restaurant within Anderson Japanese Gardens, a great choice for a fabulous meal followed by a scenic walk through the garden's lush landscapes.
Capturing a Bulbasaur while learning intricate details of about Janesville's past is probably an unconventional concept for most local history buffs.
The Beloit Janesville Symphony Orchestra will perform two audience favorites at its upcoming concert: Rimsky-Korsakov’s "Scheherazade" and Tchaikovsky's "Violin Concerto in D."
The story of how Lizzie Borden was accused in 1892 of taking an ax and killing her father and stepmother has been fodder for films, TV shows, a rock musical and a child’s jump rope game. Although Borden was acquitted of the murders, the general thinking is that she got away with murder.
Weak pacing, a forgettable story and a poor balance between combat and exploration make “Shadow of the Tomb Raider” the weakest entry in Lara Croft’s rebooted adventures, Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee writes.
Burgess Watts plans to once again ply the roads from Chicago for the 42nd Beloit Autorama, which takes place Sunday, Sept. 16, at Preservation Park in Beloit.
Venturing out on a dark and stormy night, The Gazette's restaurant review team The Four Dishes found great comfort--and comfort food--at Benedetti's Club 51 in Beloit.
Janesville's Gas Can Alley band hopes to introduce a new generation to its brand of music when it hosts the third annual Atomic Voodoo Rockabilly Meltdown on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Odd Fellow's Lodge in downtown Janesville.
Four local groups have put together the pieces for “Tales of Downtown,” a play about Janesville that will mesh styles to depict murder, romance, dancing and cruising the circuit.
Jamerica, the Jamaican restaurant that has been operating on Williamson Street on Madison’s near-east side for 22 years, is an example of a place that appeals strongly to some and not much to others, writes Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick.