Nathan J. Comp is probably most well known to many of you as a regular contributor to Isthmus of serious, investigative reports, akin to his cover story this week. "The Sex Offenders Among Us" is surely a serious topic and one that deserves some question asking and explication, Comp's forte.
But you may not know that he is a regular contributor to The Daily Page, the Isthmus website, delivering a weekly interview with a local newsmaker under the title "Comp Time."
Comp posted his first interview on September 19 with former mayor and current civic critic Paul Soglin. His latest is with former State Senate Majority Leader Judy Robson, whose party position was taken from her by fellow Democrats as part of the fallout from the state's long budget process meltdown.
TDP has been accumulating an imposing list of commentators over the past few months. On October 25, former county supervisor David Blaska, also a current civic critic, launched a daily blog on the site. A thorn in the liberal side of Madison, Blaska certainly has broadened the range of opinion available to Daily Pagers.
Also appearing on a weekly basis beginning this fall has been longtime Madison film stalwart Mike Wilmington. Denied an outlet in his hometown for the last 11 years while he toiled as film critic for the Chicago Tribune, Wilmington has been contributing a weekly column to TDP that evaluates the latest DVD releases of Hollywood films. There aren't many, if any, folks more conversant with Hollywood lore than Wilmington and he's especially attuned to the classic boxed sets and hidden gems among the torrent of digital material the studios unleash each week.
You can find Comp and Blaska and their past contributions by clicking on the "Daily" tab on thedailypage.com. You'll find Wilmington's column on the movie page. Click on his byline to be taken to his past DVD reviews.
Now if you've become a phone phreak, wedded to your cellular device throughout your waking hours, we have a mobile contribution for you also. If you are mobile Internet enabled, check out tdp.vrvm.com, our latest digital innovation. It brings you the information you need while on the go about movies, events (including music performances), restaurants and the weather.
We will be bringing you good writing and reporting on paper for a long, long, long time yet to come. But if you move at times to other mediums, just like Buster Brown, you'll find us in there, too.
*Ancient historical reference. For explanation, ask your grandparents.