Allison Geyer

Kainalu, a new project from UW-Madison graduate Trent Prall, gives chillwave a funk infusion while paying tribute to his Hawaiian heritage. Check out his his debut EP, Bloom Lagoon. more

Aug 11, 2017 4:20 PM MUSIC


Laura Zastrow

No forks, no spoons, no plates. Diving into a bag of steaming crustaceans at Mad Seafood Boiler is novel, messy and actually kind of fun. Be sure to wear the bib. more

Aug 10, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK 1 Comments


Alllison Geyer

Booted from their space on West Dayton Street earlier than anticipated, Cafe Coda co-founders Hanah Jon Taylor and Susan Fox hope to move their jazz club to a vacant storefront on Willy Street. more

Aug 4, 2017 4:07 PM MUSIC

Madison-based startup Chefs for Seniors is expanding nationwide with a new franchising option aimed at entrepreneurial chefs and service industry professionals. more

Aug 3, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK

A bigger venue, improved infrastructure and more family-friendly offerings are among the many improvements being rolled out for Yum Yum Fest 2017. more

Aug 3, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK


Brian Rozman

Blues-rock artist Samantha Fish, who plays Central Park Sessions Aug. 3, chats with Isthmus about her latest album, the internal battles of guitar players and why America still needs the blues. more

Aug 2, 2017 2:25 PM MUSIC

Monona East Side Business Alliance Executive Director Kristie Schilling revived a struggling organization when she stepped into her role in 2015. But that’s nothing compared to what she overcame early in life. more

Jul 27, 2017 10:00 AM News 2 Comments


Craig Winzer

From the meat to the bun, a great hamburger requires just a few simple tricks. First: start with the meat. more

Jul 27, 2017 5:00 AM , , FOOD & DRINK

The Edgewater Hotel abruptly canceled its weekend concert series. Was it due to licensing issues or complaints from irate neighbors? In this update to our story, we get some answers. more

Jul 24, 2017 10:04 AM MUSIC 2 Comments


OPN Architects

Developers seeking to build a boutique hotel on the corner of King and South Webster Streets downtown “take a step back” after their desired site sells to another buyer. more

Jul 20, 2017 5:00 AM News

The Edgewater Hotel abruptly cancelled its weekend plans for outdoor concerts. Was it due to licensing issues or complaints from irate neighbors? more

Jul 14, 2017 5:30 PM MUSIC 5 Comments


Allison Geyer

Activists occupied U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson’s office for more than eight hours on July 6 as part of a nationwide protest of the GOP health care bill. more

Jul 13, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot 8 Comments

They sing. They dance. They rap. They slay bullies and promote youth empowerment, and they look dang cute doing it. Meet Trilogy, Madison’s best (and only?) teenage hip-hop girl group. more

Jul 13, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC


Honor the Earth, an Indigenous environmental justice group, kicks off a benefit concert series in Madison, with funds supporting the fight against the proposed expansion of the Enbridge Energy oil pipeline. more

Jul 6, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC

Mexican superstar pop-rock outfit Maná and “King of reggaeton” Daddy Yankee to headline inaugural Los Dells music festival Sept. 2-3 in Wisconsin Dells. more

Jun 29, 2017 1:12 PM MUSIC


Alisha David

The State Capitol building is renowned for its majestic beauty. But the gardens, the landscaping and the people who take care of the grounds are just as special. more

Jun 29, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories


Laura Zastrow

Without a doubt, the new Eno Vino Downtown on the top floor of the AC Hotel has some of the best views in Madison. But the food doesn’t rise to quite the same level. more

Jun 29, 2017 5:00 AM Reviews 1 Comments


Eric Tadsen

One of Madison’s best-known attorneys, Lester Pines has built a law practice rooted in social justice and progressive values. He inherited his independent streak from previous generations of immigrants who weren’t afraid to stand up against injustice more

Jun 22, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 5 Comments

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Aaron Voskuil

When the beloved Cardinal Bar changed ownership and became Nomad World Pub, many loyal customers were afraid things would change. But Nomad is keeping Cardinal traditions alive, and adding new ones too. more

Jun 15, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK