Democracy in Crisis



  • Columbus day

    There’s a new brewpub northeast of Madison. Cercis Brewing Company should open in Columbus before Memorial Day. more

  • Tell All: My friends are getting engaged and I’m not

    Recently, I haven't been able to talk to friends or check my phone without finding out about another person I know getting engaged. I'm obviously happy for them, but it feels like my life is moving in a different direction. more

  • In the heights

    After a few years of hosting pop-up dinners and residencies, 11 N. Allen St. will become The Heights Kitchen, a new restaurant set to open later this summer. more

  • Culling the collection

    Founded in 1901, the Legislative Reference Bureau has become a national model for actively disseminating information about government. But former employees say the library is now neglecting its duty to archive state documents. more

  • All aboard the Bloom Bus

    A vintage Volkswagen bus, lovingly restored? It’s almost too cute for words. Fill it with sweets and add a healthy dose of literacy outreach, and you’ve got the Bloom Bus. more

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  • Bringing you the fun around town

  • Curated recommendations on eats, reads and more from Isthmus staff and contributors

  • A celebration of great beer