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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 2 Comments

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Jenny Du Puis

A birthday party for the 19th Amendment offers a chance to celebrate the great strides women have taken into politics — and an opportunity to build future achievements. more

Jun 15, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot 1 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

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Justin Sprecher

With so many different ways to customize a margarita, sometimes the kind of tequila used can be an afterthought. But not all agave spirits are created equal (or with equal amounts of agave). more

Jun 8, 2017 5:00 AM Cocktails

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Justin Sprecher

Shruti Parthasarathy’s parents introduced her to classical Indian dance when she was 5 as a way to connect her to the culture of the country they left behind. Nearly a decade later, she’s one of the top dancers in the nation. more

Jun 1, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot

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Alex Orellana

What started as a private photography project by UW-Madison MFA student Alex Orellana turned into a boundary-pushing multimedia exhibit that won the 2017 Chazen Museum Prize. more

May 18, 2017 5:00 AM Visual Arts

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Judith Davidoff

After a scheduled weed-cutting operation last spring caused an apparent amphibian massacre in the Vilas park lagoon, citizen scientists are working to develop a new plan to balance lake management with aquatic wildlife preservation. more

May 18, 2017 5:00 AM News

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Allison Geyer

Remember the fancy cow statues that invaded Madison back in 2006? Something similar is happening next year, but this time it’s Bucky Badger who’s getting the artistic treatment. more

May 17, 2017 5:40 PM News

Over the last 50 years, Madison’s Indian community has grown and thrived, but their contributions aren’t always noticed. A citizen coalition is throwing a party to celebrate this successful immigrant group. more

May 11, 2017 5:00 AM News

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Crimson Sun Studios

The ever-evolving restaurant empire of Shinji Muramoto underwent some changes this winter, with the flagship downtown restaurant moving a few doors up King Street and revamping its menu. more

May 11, 2017 5:00 AM Reviews 2 Comments

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Jennifer Bastian

Madison takes pride in being a great city for music and musicians, but it can be a bit of a boys club at times. A new group aimed at fostering inclusion and fighting sexism is trying to make things better for musicians and fans. more

May 11, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC

The first three episodes of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” streaming now on Hulu, are the scariest three hours of television you’ll ever watch. But don’t let that deter you. more

May 4, 2017 5:00 AM TV & Video

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Carolyn Fath

Today Not Tomorrow recently moved into the East Madison Community Center, the first time it has ever had its own brick-and-mortar headquarters. The new location will help the organization “improve and build” on the work it’s already doing. more

May 3, 2017 3:22 PM News 1 Comments

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Daniel Mintz

You might not know Peter Koechley, but you’ve definitely seen his work. The former Madison resident co-founded Upworthy, the viral content site that popularized clickbait headlines. more

May 1, 2017 5:00 AM News

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 News

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

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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

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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

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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