n. 1. A collection of literary pieces, such as poems, short stories, or plays, usually suggesting a common theme;   2.  Any collection of works of art, such as paintings, based on a specific period, theme, or subject.  [New Latin anthologia, from Medieval Greek, from Greek, "flower gathering," a collection.];

3. A Madison, Wisconsin original owned by sisters Sachi and Laura Komai, featuring fine papers, craft kits, handmade goods, workshops, instruction and inspiration;  4. A journal kept by Laura Komai to share the store and the stories: inspiration, ideas, thoughts and plans.

Harvest Restaurant

Our evolving menu takes advantage of the great variety of local and organic ingredients raised by this region's farmers. Named by Organic Style magazine as one of the top 20 restaurants in America, and most recently named one of America's top Farm-to-Table restaurants byGourmet Magazine. Harvest takes seriously its obligation to our customers of providing the best each season has to offer.

League of Revolutionaries for a New America

The League of Revolutionaries for a New America is made up of people from all walks of life. We are tied together by a common aim – the end of exploitation, the public ownership of the means of production, and the distribution of the products of society according to need.

The League joins other revolutionaries who challenge the ruling class on the immorality of its ruthless devastation of the earth and life. We trace injustice to the capitalist system and seek to show how society’s problems can be solved when it is reorganized along cooperative lines.

Middleton Action Team

The Middleton Action Team was formed to provide an organizational base in the Middleton area that supports liberal ideals and priorities.  To promote civic action, education and engagement on issues affecting our community, our region, our state, our nation and our world. And to plan and organize community service projects that improve the quality of life in the greater Middleton area.


Northern Sun


Northern Sun got its start back in 1979, right before radiation started leaking from the Three Mile Island nuclear plant in Harrisburg, PA (March 28, 1979). Riding a bicycle and carrying a backpack full of t-shirts, etc., Scott (the owner) began selling message-oriented items at anti-nuke events. 

We're a small group of individuals who work for a company that sells progressive, message-oriented t-shirts, button, stickers, etc. through a paper catalog and on our website. Northern Sun also does events, but these are mostly done by Scott, the owner.

People for the American Way


People For the American Way is dedicated to making the promise of America real for every American: Equality. Freedom of speech. Freedom of religion. The right to seek justice in a court of law. The right to cast a vote that counts. The American Way.

Our vision is a vibrantly diverse democratic society in which everyone is treated equally under the law, given the freedom and opportunity to pursue their dreams, and encouraged to participate in our nation’s civic and political life. Our America respects diversity, nurtures creativity and combats hatred and bigotry.

Proud Progressive Activists

Celebrating 30 years of marriage and activism ~ Connie & Chuck Smalley

The Old Fashioned

Remember eating at grandma's? We do. What about your first fish fry? We think of ours often. Imagine sitting around a northwoods campfire roasting marshmallows with friends. We completely understand. 

When we founded The Old Fashioned in 2005, these were exactly the types of things we had in mind—every unique experience that makes Wisconsin so . . . Wisconsin. Maybe we're overstating the case, but we don’t think so. When you live here, these things become a part of you. 

Tuvalu Coffeehouse & Gallery

Tuvalu is a family owned and run Coffeehouse and Art Gallery with a commitment to fair trade and environmental awareness. We aspire to provide the highest quality product using the freshest and best possible ingredients in a manner that promotes sound environmental practices and encourages social awareness and responsibility. 

United Wisconsin

United Wisconsin is non-partisan grassroots organization including 185,000+ concerned citizens who have signed the pledge to recall Walker and a growing base of volunteers across the state.

WI Positive Business Alliance

We are Wisconsin business people committed to the idea that the purpose of business is to create value, provide opportunities, and serve our communities. Past generations of Wisconsin business leaders invested in an economic model that valued the contributions of workers, cared for working families, and was concerned about human health. Our current generation of business leaders has emphasized concepts of ecological sustainability, clean technology, and fair trade pricing. Yet today Wisconsin faces efforts to take our economy in the opposite direction. Some who claim to speak for Wisconsin business are working to dismantle public services, undermine public schools and colleges, block ecological technologies, and ending a century of labor peace.

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