All About Isthmus

Isthmus is an independent, locally owned news source based in Madison, Wisconsin. In print weekly, online all the time.

Isthmus Publishing Company
100 State Street
Suite 301
Madison, Wisconsin, 53703

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A Little Bit of History

Isthmus Publishing Company was founded on April 9, 1976 by Vincent P. O'Hern and Fred Milverstedt.

On July 10, 2014, Craig Bartlett, Jeff Haupt and Mark Tauscher, partners in Madison-based Red Card Media, purchased the publishing company.

Red Card Media also owns Red Card Off-Campus Meal Plan.

Isthmus Publishing is a member of the Association of Alternative Newsmedia, and the Alternative Weekly Network. Print circulation is confirmed by Verified Audit.

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Isthmus Staff


Jeff Haupt (Email Jeff)

Associate Publisher:

Craig Bartlett (Email Craig)

Business Development Director:

Mark Tauscher (Email Mark)


Judith Davidoff (Email Judith)

Associate Editor:

Michana Buchman (Email Michana)

Features Editor:

Linda Falkenstein (Email Linda)

News Editor:

Joe Tarr (Email Joe)

Arts & Culture Editor:

Catherine Capellaro (Email Catherine)

Calendar Editor:

Bob Koch (Email Bob)

Staff Writer:

Dylan Brogan (Email Dylan)

Staff Writer:

Allison Geyer (Email Allison)

Art Director:

Carolyn Fath (Email Carolyn)

Staff Artist:

David Michael Miller (Email David)

Staff Artist:

Tommy Washbush (Email Tommy)

Advertising Production Manager:

Todd Hubler (Email Todd)

Staff Videographer/Photographer:

Justin Sprecher (Email Justin)

Advertising Manager:

Chad Hopper (Email Chad)

Advertising Assistant:

Laura Miller (Email Laura)

Advertising Account Executive:

Lindsey Bushart (Email Lindsey)

Web Analyst:

Jeri Casper (Email Jeri)

Marketing Director:

Chris Winterhack (Email Chris)

Event Director:

Courtney Lovas (Email Courtney)

Event Director:

Kathleen Andreoni (Email Kathleen)


Halle Mulford (Email Halle)

Office Manager:

Julie Butler (Email Julie)

Administrative Assistant:

Carla Dawkins (Email Carla)

Circulation Manager:

Tim Henrekin (Email Tim)

Systems Manager:

Thom Jones (Email Thom)


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Sunday, March 5th

Kick-Off Party at L’Etoile and Graze (4-7PM, $65 per person)

Monday, March 6th

Kosher Chopped at Adamah (6-8PM, $25 for Community, $15 for students, $7 for children 13 and under, 5 and under free)

Industry Brunch at A Pig in a Fur Coat (11AM)

Caribbean Nights Pt. 1 at The Ohio (6PM)

Tuesday, March 7th

Meat and Three at L’Etoile (6PM)

Wednesday, March 8th

Wurst Night Ever at Harvest (5-11PM)

Vegan Dinner at The Green Owl (6:30PM, $75 per person / add $25 for wine pairing)

Thursday, March 9th

MACN Tasting Menu at The Madison Club (6:30PM, $150 per person)

The New Fashioned at The Old Fashioned (7PM, $60 per person)

Dick's Picks Volume 211 at Natt Spil

Friday, March 10th

Dirty Dancing 3: A Winter Luau at Madison Sourdough (6-9PM)

​ Caribbean Nights Pt. 2 at Lucille (6PM)

Saturday, March 11th

Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go at Merchant (9AM-3PM)

​ Late Night BBQ at Heritage Tavern (11PM-close)

MACN Sandwich Competition at Gotham Restaurant (7AM-3PM)

Sunday, March 12th

​ Italian Dinner at The Workman’s Club (6PM)

Tapas Brunch at Osteria Papavero (10AM-2PM, $30 per person)

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