Dean Robbins was the longtime editor of Isthmus, Madison’s alternative weekly newspaper. He has won state and national awards for arts, features and news stories, and has contributed to magazines and newspapers around the country. He wrote a syndicated television column for almost 20 years and now reads his cultural commentaries on Wisconsin Public Radio. His children’s picture book Two Friends Having Tea is forthcoming from Scholastic.

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