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Allison Geyer

One might argue that brewing delicious beer is, in itself, a service to the community. But the folks at Surly Brewing Company take it a step further with a charitable program that connects beer lovers with volunteer opportunities. more

Beer

Madison folk-pop trio Gin, Chocolate & Bottle Rockets will release their sophomore album on June 1. It’s an emotional work from three standout vocalists. more

MUSIC

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Kyle Herlitzke/ Explore LaCrosse

Mark Twain once waxed poetic about La Crosse, Wisconsin’s quintessential river town. Long a mecca for outdoor recreation, the city’s development is finally starting to catch up. more

Isthmus Summertimes

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

FOOD & DRINK

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

FOOD & DRINK

A mental health therapist who struggled with an eating disorder releases a new documentary, “Reclaim Beauty.” It premieres May 15 at Union South. more

Movies

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Ava Rodriguez

An overheard conversation and a serendipitous meeting brought together two longtime members of Madison’s music scene for a new project aimed at spreading queer joy and breaking gender binaries. more

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Amy Stocklein

Boar & Barrel, a pork-centric restaurant and cocktail bar with a huge selection of whiskies, opened this spring on the Capitol Square. Pork and whiskey are a perfect pair, but there are some problems with execution. more

Reviews

It’s the Wisconsin idea in action — a group of Madisonians is coming together to help build a school in Kenya that will serve as a refuge for girls who escape child marriage. more

News

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Beth Skogen

Is it still taboo to talk about mental illness? A performing arts showcase organized by students from the UW-Madison School of Social Work aims to shatter stereotypes. more

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David E. Jackson

A standout Americana duo from Milwaukee, Dead Horses has a beautiful new album out and is embarking on a nationwide headlining tour. more

MUSIC

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Daniel Kouba

What’s a Public Display of Asianess? It started as an inside joke, then it became a hashtag, and on May 6 it will take the form of a culinary feast in honor of Madison’s Asian American community. more

FOOD & DRINK

One of Madison’s finest singer-songwriters, Josh Harty has made it his mission to help promote Wisconsin musicians. Now, he’s launching a new folk series aimed at bringing artists from around the country to Madison. more

MUSIC

On April 13, a 67-year-old Cambodian refugee who fled the brutal Khmer Rouge regime more than 30 years ago was detained by immigration agents while grocery shopping in Monona. more

News

The Overture Center for the Arts’ youth theater award will finally be renamed, nearly a year after sexual assault allegations against the program’s former namesake, Tom Wopat. more

Stage

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Allison Geyer

After a string of break-ins, MC Audio is moving to a new location on Fordem Avenue. The DJ equipment shop has been an essential resource for the local music community for nearly two decades. more

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Heather Huber

Once dormant, the Madison chapter of the National Organization for Women has seen a huge revival thanks to activism spurred by the election of President Donald Trump. This time, the movement will be intersectional. more

News

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Amy Stocklein

Friday night fish fry and Saturday night lamb roasts are drawing people to the Labor Temple Lounge on South Park Street, where Laila Borokhim has taken over the kitchen. more

Reviews

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Jeff Miller-UW Madison

Everybody knows that the UW Arboretum is a great place to recreate and enjoy nature. But it’s also a living laboratory where scientists are constantly observing the environment and conducting cutting-edge experiments. more

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Benjamin Zastrow

Comic artists, printmakers and radical activists come together on April 28 at the Madison Public Library for a daylong celebration of zines. more

Visual Arts

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    Allison Geyer

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    Allison Geyer

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    Allison Geyer

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    Allison Geyer

    Ice cream creations as pretty as they are sweet.

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    Allison Geyer

    Culinary corn from UW-Madison plant breeder Bill Tracy is bred for flavor.

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    Alllison Geyer