Allison Geyer

Square Wine Co. and Table Wine joining forces and raising funds to help California’s wine country recover after last week’s deadly wildfires. more

Oct 18, 2017 11:53 AM Food News

Winnebago Studios is getting torn down this spring to make way for a new housing development. But unlike some gentrification stories, this one might have a happy ending for the soon-to-be displaced artists. more

Oct 12, 2017 5:00 AM News


Robyn Von Swank

Married standup comedians Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher are helping bring LGBTQ narratives into the mainstream. And their comedy is inseparable from their activism. more

Oct 12, 2017 5:00 AM Stage

A dedicated group of cat lovers raised thousands to help Cat Café Mad stay in business. Soon you’ll be able to get a coffee and a crepe to go with your kitty snuggles. more

Oct 12, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK 1 Comments

From exploring obscure regions to scoring entry-level juice from a top-rated producer, there are plenty of ways to experience the world of wine without breaking the bank. more

Oct 5, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Drinks


Nadya Kwandibens

A community choir of 35 Madison-area singers will join acclaimed Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq on stage Oct. 7 at the Wisconsin Union Theater. more

Oct 5, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC


Mark Anunson

Madison’s east side is home to a growing distillery district. Two of the newest players talk about the industry, which is gearing up for a boom. more

Oct 5, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Drinks


Carolyn Fath

Over the last 10 years, Majestic Theatre owners Scott Leslie and Matt Gerding have transformed the historic venue with a troubled past into an anchor of an up-and-coming downtown neighborhood. more

Sep 28, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC


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Artist and activist Tara Whitsett loves fermented foods so much she’s spent the last three years traveling the country and spreading the word about fermentation. Hear from her and other experts at Fermentation Fest, Oct. 6-8 and 13-15 in Reedsburg. more

Sep 28, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK


Dana Dufek

There’s a subtle art to balancing education with inebriation, but Madison Cocktail Week pulls it off with aplomb. The third annual event returns Oct. 10-15 at locations around the city. more

Sep 21, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK

Madison’s annual Riot Grrrl celebration is back for its fifth, and possibly final, year in Madison. Organizer Dave Bonson reflects on his involvement with the festival. more

Sep 21, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC


James Gill

The first arts-related project funded by the UW2020 project, the new Electro-Acoustic Research Space at UW-Madison is an experimental playground for electronic musicians of all levels more

Sep 14, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot


Laura Zastrow

When you’re living a low-carb, Paleo or gluten-free lifestyle, eating out for lunch usually means you’re having a salad. Lettuce wraps help scratch the sandwich itch without the bread. more

Sep 14, 2017 5:00 AM Reviews


Juliet Goodman

We’ve got Inuit throat singing, feminist hip-hop, shoegaze, punk, ska, prog rock and a host of other concerts coming up from now until the end of the year. Get your calendars out. It’s time for Isthmus’ fall music preview. more

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Allison Geyer

It’s not your imagination — conventionally grown produce doesn’t taste as good as organic heirloom varieties. The Seed to Kitchen program at UW-Madison aims to restore lost flavor by collaborating with breeders, growers, chefs and consumers. more

Sep 7, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK

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From academic advisors to athletic trainers to nutritionists, it takes a whole village to support the more than 800 student-athletes at UW-Madison. more

Aug 31, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories

An Indian-American couple living in Madison wants to introduce traditional Kolhapuri sandals to the U.S. market. more

Aug 24, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis


Ryan Wisniewski

Mexican-Japanese fusion is delicious in theory and disastrous in execution at Cuco’s Mexican Fusion. But they do have gigantic margaritas. more

Aug 24, 2017 5:00 AM Reviews

From a classic Door County fish boil to a mid-century tiki feast, the Avenue Club serves up nostalgia and entertainment with its expanded Throwback Dinner series. more

Aug 24, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK

A new option for online grocery and delivery launched Aug. 15 in Madison in partnership with Whole Foods, Costco, CVS Pharmacy, Metro Market and Pick ‘n Save. more

Aug 24, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK