Daniel Bergeron

The increasingly busy career of David Cross

David Cross has been busy in the six years since his last standup tour. Two of his most beloved projects — “Arrested Development” and “Mr. Show” — have been resurrected, and he’s now out on a 51-date tour that includes two Orpheum shows.

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Five questions for John Kuhn

Green Bay Packers veteran John Kuhn will be an unrestricted free agent after this season. Former teammate Mark Tauscher asks him about this year’s struggling offense. more »

Feb 11, 2016 5:00 AM Sports

Period pieces

Bungalow Pros stocks Arts and Crafts-style accessories for the home. Its new location in Lake Mills is worth the trip. more »

Feb 11, 2016 5:00 AM Emphasis


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Identity crisis

Uniforms really are more than just something to wear. Is the Kia logo at the NBA All-Star game the start of something inevitable? more »

Feb 11, 2016 5:00 AM Sports

More Arts and Crafts style

Two more potteries with local ties that make use of classic design motifs. more »

Feb 11, 2016 5:00 AM Emphasis


Dan Myers

Bawdy and bizarre

It makes sense for Music Theatre of Madison to stage the drag-friendly farce, “La Cage Aux Folles,” at a real nightclub. The show has great moments, but the space at Five Nightclub presented real challenges on opening night. more »

Feb 6, 2016 3:10 PM Stage


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Pushing the limits

It’s tough to overstate Frank Stella’s impact on the art world. The celebrated artist was at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art on Feb. 5 to open his first retrospective since 1982. more »

Feb 6, 2016 3:00 PM ARTS & CULTURE


James Gill

Absorbing and compelling

Madison Opera successfully tackles a contemporary opera with an absorbing production of “Little Women.” more »

Feb 6, 2016 2:30 PM Stage

Barn wood and apple crates

Bulldog Recover and Restore rescues the rustic. more »

Feb 4, 2016 5:00 AM Emphasis


Meg McMahon

Gains in women’s cyclocross

Former Purgolder Emma Swartz makes it to the world championships in the inaugural year for the under-23 category. more »

Feb 4, 2016 5:00 AM Sports 1 Comments


Rebecca Bagley

Behind the scenes of "The Flick"

Spots fill up fast for Forward Theater’s Play Club, which is like a book club for plays. Laura Jones says the group discussion gave her new insights into Annie Baker’s controversial play, “The Flick.” more »

Feb 4, 2016 5:00 AM Stage


David Michael Miller

How harmless is a chant of “air ball”?

Furor over WIAA chant reprimand fails to address the lack of sportsmanship. ESPN’s Jay Bilas and area athletic directors weigh in. more »

Feb 4, 2016 5:00 AM Sports


Sharon Vanorny

Creative spark

Angela Richardson is a creative powerhouse who spreads her arts gospel throughout Madison. During February, she’s serving as artist-in-residence at the Bubbler space at Madison’s Central Library, where she wants to light everyone’s creative spark. more »

Feb 4, 2016 5:00 AM ARTS & CULTURE

“We’re not going anywhere”

Madison Ballet will still perform a repertory concert at the Bartell Theatre this weekend. But it’s the last you’ll see of the local troupe in 2016, as it canceled remaining productions due to a budget shortfall. more »

Feb 2, 2016 4:00 PM Stage


Ross Zentner

Millennials doing menial labor

Forward Theater’s production of Annie Baker’s Pulitzer-winning play, “The Flick,” is set in a dilapidated movie theater, where three main characters are incessantly sweeping. The play may be the “Waiting for Godot” for the millennial generation. more »

Jan 29, 2016 5:00 PM Stage

Not to be confused with...

It’s Birchbox vs. BarkBox in part 2 of our popular series, “Not to be confused with....” more »

Jan 28, 2016 5:00 AM Emphasis


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