Laura Zastrow

Creative force

She appears to be everywhere, yet there’s not quite enough of her to go around. Karin Wolf, Madison’s arts administrator, is a combination of sharp focus and free-range spark.

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Did you know Appleton had Wisconsin’s second-largest Jewish population in the late 1800s? Sheila Terman Cohen’s new book, “Jews in Wisconsin,” will enlighten you about the history of one of the state’s least visible groups. more »

May 26, 2016 5:00 AM Books

In true Broom Street Theater style, “Spread the Nudes” is a live rock musical featuring jabs at politics, right-wing fundamentalists and homophobes. more »

May 26, 2016 5:00 AM Stage


Bill Lueders

Capital Joinery is a one-man shop where function meets art. Proprietor Chris Jungbluth creates everything from chairs to custom skateboards. more »

May 26, 2016 5:00 AM Emphasis


Eric Tadsen

The best way to keep talented comedians in Madison is to give them a chance to develop their acts. And that’s happening all over town at Madison’s DIY comedy showcases, which are growing in popularity. more »

May 26, 2016 5:00 AM Comedy


Keith Sanpei

Last year the Madison Mallards came close. This year the expectation is that the team will win the Northwoods League championship. more »

May 26, 2016 5:00 AM Sports

When Scott Dikkers, founding editor of “The Onion,” began writing a satirical take on a Donald Trump presidency, publishers wouldn’t touch it — nobody believed his candidacy would last. Now Trump is the presumptive GOP nominee. more »

May 19, 2016 5:00 AM Books 1 Comments


Chris Roberts

Frank Bures, an award-winning magazine writer who got his start in Madison, is out with a new book: “The Geography of Madness: Penis Thieves, Voodoo Death, and the Search for the Meaning of the World’s Strangest Syndromes.” more »

May 19, 2016 5:00 AM Books


Beth Skogen

Pier South, a new clothing store at Hilldale, takes style inspiration from the coasts. And yes, it’s a little bit preppy. more »

May 19, 2016 5:00 AM Emphasis

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Chicago Cubs

The near-miraculous rebirth of the Cubs hampers the rebuilding program at Miller Park. A look at Chicago’s incredible season so far. more »

May 19, 2016 5:00 AM Sports

What if two longtime friends wrote a novel together? That’s the question Oshkosh writer Abby Frucht posed to fellow novelist Laurie Alberts. Frucht reads from their collaborative novel, “A Well-Made Bed,” on May 17 at A Room of One’s Own. more »

May 12, 2016 5:00 AM Books


Sharon Vanorny

Russell Zoellner makes rented spaces feel like home. It’s true in his day job as the interior designer for UW-Madison Division of Housing, and it’s true in his own leased condo. more »

May 12, 2016 5:00 AM Emphasis


John Wollaeger

Lacrosse is a growing sport in Wisconsin. Madison’s Westside Lacrosse Club is raising funds and awareness with an upcoming fun run. more »

May 12, 2016 5:00 AM Sports

Alternative-media darling Amy Goodman visits Madison’s Barrymore Theatre on May 18, promoting her new book, “Democracy NOW!: Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America.” Her appearance benefits WORT-FM. more »

May 12, 2016 5:00 AM Books


KelsyAnne Schoenhaar

Encore Studio for the Performing Arts hits home with its hilarious, sly look at elections and life with disabilities in “Acts to Grind.” more »

May 12, 2016 5:00 AM Stage


Tom Klingele

Children’s Theater of Madison closes its 50th anniversary season with a powerful and relevant production of the American classic “To Kill a Mockingbird.” It runs at the Overture Center’s Playhouse through May 22. more »

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