Allison Geyer

The east side of Madison adds another business to its growing beverage production district. Imaginary Factory, from longtime Madison bartender Hastings Cameron, will produce its own line of spirits and provide contract production. more

Apr 27, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK

You know how people have been bugging U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson to hold an in-person town hall, and he keeps refusing? Well, it finally happened at Madison East High School. And the students did NOT hold back. more

Apr 20, 2017 10:30 PM News 52 Comments

From humble beginnings in high school business class, two Madison brothers channeled their entrepreneurial spirit into a successful events company on the West Coast. Now, they’re setting their sights on bringing a new music festival to their home sta more

Apr 20, 2017 5:00 AM News


Carolyn Fath

In liberal, secular Madison, two young Evangelical Christian ministers seek to break stereotypes, build new faith communities and soothe the trauma of the Trump era. more

Apr 20, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot


David Michael Miller

The first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency have been met with protests at every turn — first the Women’s March, then the airport sit-ins, then the general strikes. Now, scientists and climate activists are taking a turn. more

Apr 20, 2017 5:00 AM News 2 Comments


Ryan Wisniewski

Three years ago, Carol and Joe Eugster opened their family farm up to the public for the annual lambing and kidding. Now it’s a wildly popular springtime tradition. more

Apr 13, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot


Ryan Wisniewski

Casetta Kitchen and Counter is off to a strong start downtown. Bright, shiny and new, this downtown deli serves outstanding sandwiches, sides and soups in a classy-yet-casual setting. more

Apr 13, 2017 5:00 AM Reviews


Gretchen Roehrs

Plates are passé. Cauliflower is the new kale. Grain goes exotic. Say yes to fat. Oh, and pass the artisanal doughnuts! Here’s where you can find the latest food fads in Madison. more

Apr 11, 2017 10:34 AM Isthmus Dining


Paulius Musteikis

Where Isthmus reviewers — and Madison — have been eating and drinking since the last “Dining” special section. Here’s our summary of the scene. more

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Jean Malek

Margaret Atwood, the celebrated Canadian author, sits down with Isthmus to talk politics, dystopia and the fragile nature of democracy. more

Apr 6, 2017 1:10 AM Books

As progressives huddled on social media in the wake of the 2016 election, a new grassroots activist group was formed with the goal of launching a tea party-style movement to stop President Donald Trump’s agenda. more

Apr 6, 2017 12:00 AM News 1 Comments


Mary Langenfeld

The gender gap on Wikipedia is well-documented — 90 percent of editors and writers identify as men, according to internal surveys. But there’s a growing movement working to correct the imbalance. more

Mar 30, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot


David Michael Miller

Free speech defenders and social justice activists are clashing on college campuses across the country, including at UW-Madison. more

Mar 23, 2017 12:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 1 Comments



Austin Duerst

Unprecedented high temperatures in February brought scores of visitors outside to enjoy the UW-Madison Arboretum, where plants and animals are coming out of hibernation early. But with the warm weather comes the very real threat of climate change. more

Mar 16, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot


Justin Sprecher

Hundreds rally at state Capitol, take time from work and school for Madison’s “Day Without a Woman” demonstration. more

Mar 8, 2017 4:22 PM News

After nearly seven hours of testimony and debate and over strong opposition from some neighbors, members of the Madison Common Council vote 12-7 to approve the controversial Olbrich Park biergarten. more

Mar 8, 2017 1:19 PM News 2 Comments


Ryan Wisniewski

From neighborhood dive to east-side taco palace, the new Ohio Tavern ups its game with a nice atmosphere and delicious food. more

Mar 2, 2017 12:00 AM Reviews 2 Comments


Lauren Justice

Before he was elected judge, Everett Mitchell made his mark on Madison as a pastor and a social justice activist. Now that he’s on the bench, he’s continuing his community involvement because he says it makes him a better, fairer judge. more

Feb 23, 2017 5:00 AM News


Justin Sprecher

From an internet rabbit hole about herbal cures for cancer to a shopping trip to the Willy Street Co-op, the inspiration for Gib’s newest cocktail is as charming as the drink itself. more

Feb 16, 2017 5:00 AM Cocktails