Allison Geyer

Bob Brumley of Bob’s BBQ Emporium — a tiny mom-and-pop shop in the village of Arena — took home third place in the Bacon World Championship earlier this month in Orange Beach, Alabama. more

Dec 7, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK

Description: After taking a break from music in 2013, acclaimed folk singer Joe Pug is back on tour and working on a new album. He plays Madison Dec. 7, starting with a solo show at the Isthmus office before his gig at Memorial Union. more

Nov 30, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC


Kelly Phelps

Created to fill a need in the local food ecosystem, Four Lakes Processing Collective creates value-added products for local food producers while providing employment opportunities for vulnerable populations. more

Nov 30, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK

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Amy Stocklein

Local ingredients, culinary creativity and bold, unexpected flavors shine through at Jardin, the new farm-to-table restaurant in Robinia Courtyard. more

Nov 30, 2017 5:00 AM Reviews 2 Comments

A study from UW-Madison’s Center for Healthy Minds testing mindfulness-based training on Madison police officers shows promise in reducing job-related stress among cops. more

Nov 29, 2017 12:35 PM News 1 Comments


Carolyn Fath

There are already so many reasons to hate big box stores, but here’s one more: Thanks to a 2008 state Supreme Court decision, retailers can sue to slash their property assessment, passing the tax burden to ordinary citizens. more

Nov 22, 2017 5:00 AM News 1 Comments

Two engineering graduates from UW-Madison are putting their science smarts into a new distillery business based in Sun Prairie. more

Nov 22, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK

Since forming in 2016, Madison punk band Solid Freex has gone from playing basement shows and DIY skateboard venues to opening for huge bands like Deerhoof and Thee Oh Sees. And that’s the least interesting thing about them. more

Nov 16, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC


Bridgette Weber

Bridgette Weber has worked in the kitchens of high-end restaurants, and she’s worked in farm fields tending crops. Now, she’s bringing locally grown food into home kitchens with a new personal chef business. more

Nov 9, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK 1 Comments

In the latest round of layoffs at the Wisconsin State Journal, the newspaper parted ways with two veteran journalists: photo editor Steve Apps and assistant city editor and Beer Baron columnist Chris Drosner. more

Nov 7, 2017 12:27 PM News 4 Comments


Mindy Tucker

One got her start as a web series star on YouTube. The other launched her career from blogging and podcasts. Now these two dope queens are touring the country together, celebrating female friendship and making people laugh. more

Nov 2, 2017 5:00 AM Comedy

The Boy Scouts of America announced Oct. 11 that it will allow girls to join for the first time in the organization’s more than 100-year history. Many are cheering the move as family-friendly, but it’s more complicated than that. more

Nov 2, 2017 5:00 AM News 1 Comments


Chris Winterhack

More than 60 food carts competed in the city’s annual food cart review this year, vying for coveted spots on the Mall-Concourse. New changes to the process implemented this year should make things more equitable. more

Nov 2, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK

Local comedian Dina Nina Martinez is building on the success of last year’s Lady Laughs Comedy Festival, bringing the event back Nov. 2-5 with more than triple the acts. more

Oct 30, 2017 2:10 PM Comedy

Earlier this month, the Madison branch of Design for a Difference treated Centro Hispano to a $600,000 renovation. But the new look came at the cost of several murals painted by a local artist, who’s upset she wasn’t told her work would be destroyed. more

Oct 26, 2017 5:00 AM News 3 Comments


Sharon Vanorny

Despite being open for just two years, Robinia Courtyard’s three restaurants have reinvented themselves several times. The food has always been good, but these places still feel like hidden gems. more

Oct 26, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK 3 Comments


Eric Lewandowski

L’Etoile founder and celebrity chef Odessa Piper talks about the future of farm-to-table and why she keeps coming back to Madison. more

Oct 26, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK


John Wolf and Heiner Giese

It was a transformative event that shaped UW-Madison and the entire community. Now, 50 years later, people who witnessed the Dow Chemical protest are preserving their memories through an oral history project. more

Oct 26, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot

In 2009, the Overture Center named its high school music theater awards after Lodi native Tom Wopat, who played Luke Duke on “The Dukes of Hazzard.” After Wopat was accused of indecent assault, Overture announced it is severing ties with the namesake more

Oct 23, 2017 2:15 PM Stage


Hedi Lamarr Rudd

If you haven’t been to Madison’s Moth StorySLAM yet, there’s still time to see the best of the best — 10 winners from previous slams will face off Oct. 27 at the Barrymore Theater. more

Oct 19, 2017 5:00 AM Stage