Volume One Contributors

writers, photographers, artists

Nate Cooksey

author & photographer

Content By This Contributor:

Fire Ball Is Hot Stuff

Pride Is A Riot will heat up Ojibwe Ballroom

author & photographer by Nate Cooksey, photos by Luong Huynh

Each year, UW-Eau Claire’s Fire Ball brings drag performers from around the country to Eau Claire for the largest drag ball fundraiser in the Midwest. Participants celebrate the individuality, self-realization and ...

Music for the Overly Sentimental

Parker Reed evolves on brand new EP

author & photographer by Nate Cooksey

As 2019 waned, local music mainstay and alt-rock singer-songwriter Parker Reed released his second solo EP, Music for the Overly Sentimental, a title perfectly befitting this ...

The Long Wait

UWEC Theatre stages production of Waiting For Godot

author & photographer by Nate Cooksey

Beckett’s absurdist masterpiece Waiting For Godot will be coming to Riverside Theatre stage in the Haas Fine Arts Center at UW-Eau Claire. Presented by UWEC Theatre, Waiting For Godot is certain to keep ...

Merry Christkindlmarkt

Lazy Monk’s annual German-style market returns

author & photographer by Nate Cooksey

Lazy Monk Brewing is back with holiday cheer, hosting their fourth annual Christkindlmarkt (Christmas Market for non-German speakers) – celebrating the quaint German tradition of ...

Eau Claire Library Announces "Dabble Box Maker's Residency"

Nate Cooksey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Do you have a artistic skill, hobby or ability that you believe other's could learn from? Would you like to share your knowledge with students of all ages? L.E Phillip's Memorial Library will be hosting ...

Wherefore Art Thou, Romeo?

if you’re seeking Eau Claire’s (possibly) oldest feathered resident, visit Tropic Waters Pet Center

author & photographer by Nate Cooksey

Comfortably housed between chattering lovebirds and a skeptical-looking Grey Parrot nicknamed “The Professor,” a gentle bird from another time sits and enjoys sporadic bursts of attention from the ...

Romeo: Eau Claire's Oldest Avian Resident?

Nate Cooksey, photos by Nate Cooksey

Comfortably housed between chattering lovebirds and a skeptical-looking Grey Parrot nicknamed “The Professor,” a gentle bird from another time sits and enjoys sporadic bursts of attention ...

Setting a Spooky Mood

ParaNomiCon celebrates all things otherworldly

Nate Cooksey

Most often, “haunted” is the first word that comes to mind when The Mabel Tainter is mentioned, and the theater not only lends itself well to the rumor but also leans into its history of ...

An Aquatic Spectacle

Cirque Italia showcases ‘European-style’ circus arts

Nate Cooksey

Daring stunts, incredible acrobatics, feats of strength, and 35,000 gallons of water. The circus is coming to town! And while many may associate a circus ...