Amanda Lanyon-LeSage


Bryan Lee O'Malley

Christmas is fast-approaching and you still have presents to buy. For the comic book geek on your gift list, try Westfield Comics. Bob Moreau says that graphic novels aren't just all about superheroes and bad guys (also known as Capes and Cowls) anymore. more

Dec 16, 2010 11:16 PM Books

Got a geeky cube mate who needs to spruce up his/her workspace? Consider one of these completely useless, but fun, gizmos that plug into a USB slot on your computer. more

Nov 30, 2010 11:30 PM Emphasis

Guys who like video games: pay attention. If you want to play video games with your girlfriend, but she's not really the gamer type, give these titles a try. One of them just might transform her into the nerd girl of your dreams. more

Nov 10, 2010 6:32 PM Games


Amanda Lanyon-Lesage

Walking through the doors of the Madison Radisson, I already knew I was in for a treat. Outside stood a few steampunk enthusiasts, dressed to the nines in their top hats, waistcoats, and brass goggles. more

Nov 6, 2010 6:03 PM A & E



In what might be the perfect pop culture collision of communal viewing, fans of the TV show "Glee" gathered at the Williamson Street nightclub Plan B on Tuesday night to see an episode devoted to "The Rocky Horror Picture Show". The event didn't disappoint. more

Oct 27, 2010 4:23 PM TV & Video


Mallatt Pharmacy and Costumes

If you haven't picked out your Halloween costume yet, you still have some time. And if you want to find a geeky costume worthy of Comic Con, some stores around Madison definitely have great options. more

Oct 27, 2010 12:20 AM MUSIC

With the school year well underway, social circles are materializing and new students are getting comfortable enough to start taking some fashion risks. Many incoming students will consider getting tattoos to celebrate their independence. Here are some guidelines from a pair of local tattoo artists. more

Oct 14, 2010 7:53 PM A & E

A Pulitzer Prize-winning science journalist who writes about chickens, murder, chemistry and more. Fascinating, fun, intelligent and witty. more

Oct 8, 2010 8:47 PM News

Imagine you are on a dirigible soaring over Europe. The year is 1880. Tea is being served by butlers carrying silver trays and gentlemen wearing suits and carrying brass telescopes are milling about, talking about an evil mastermind roaming the skies. Later this fall, these dreams will become reality. Sort of. more

Oct 7, 2010 6:00 PM A & E

Public radio program about cultures, food, global issues, local people, language, and more. Responsive, smart, friendly, and worth a listen. more

Oct 1, 2010 5:16 PM News

Teenagers will have the opportunity to create their own graphic novel at a workshop on Saturday, as part of the Wisconsin Book Festival. Barbara Slate, a graphic novel author and illustrator, will show participants how to take their ideas and turn them into readable works of art. more

Sep 30, 2010 2:35 PM Books

News-minded woman provides us confused Wisconsin residents with helpful pronunciations, along with quotes, laughs, and journalistic tidbits. more

Sep 24, 2010 6:00 PM News

Jokes and musings with a decidedly Madison focus from Dan Potacke, the talk show host/alter ego of Alan Talaga, a local standup comic. more

Sep 17, 2010 6:00 PM News


Nick Bartsch

Finding that special person can be an intensely personal and sometimes scary process. For many people, meeting someone who shares their interests and appreciates their quirks is difficult, and when some of you're into cosplay or "Magic: The Gathering more

Sep 11, 2010 4:12 PM Scenes

Food lovers and/or geeks, rejoice: restaurant reviews with an alphabetical twist. Thoughtful, local, delicious and friendly; always helpful. more

Sep 10, 2010 5:00 PM News

Cartoonist, nerd, a really swell guy. Creates games and comics that combine fun and Cthulu. Does what he loves in life. Is an "amiable idiot." more

Sep 3, 2010 2:52 PM News

Attention geeks! Geek.Kon, Madison's own anime, gaming, and science fiction convention, comes to the Marriott West hotel in Middleton Friday, September 3. Geeks of all stripes will find something to do at this three-day event. more

Sep 1, 2010 5:01 PM Scenes


Amanda Lanyon-LeSage

Friday, Phil Ortiz and Phil Yeh painted a mural for the Henry Vilas Zoo that featured the State Capitol, the Madison skyline and Phil Yeh's signature zeppelins. more

Aug 28, 2010 4:00 PM A & E

Sassy, smart and self-aware Floridian moves to the Midwest. Speaks her mind and heart. Seems to "get" how best to use social media for good! more

Aug 27, 2010 7:39 PM News

The librarians at the UW-Madison Digital Collections like to view Twitter as a tool for outreach. Melissa McLimans says, "It's an easy way to reach out to users and potential users to highlight little gems in our collections." more

Aug 20, 2010 2:28 PM News