Amelia Cook Fontella

Summit Strength & Fitness, a new climbing gym to open in Madison in January, will cater to serious climbers. Training, coaching and fitness classes will round out the offerings. more

Dec 15, 2016 5:00 AM Emphasis

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Mike Brown

“Big Fish,” a collaboration between Four Seasons Theatre and Theatre LILA, is a magical musical centered on a father-son relationship. It runs through Dec. 11 at the Overture Center. more

Dec 3, 2016 3:45 PM Stage

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Kat Wagner

Lady Forward takes a Wisconsin approach to the time-honored British tradition. Perfectly prepared teas arrive in gorgeous china, and homemade treats are both sweet and savory. more

Nov 3, 2016 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK


Jennifer Andersen

New moms and other caregivers may find babywearing confusing. A new one-on-one consultancy in Madison may help. more

Jun 30, 2016 5:00 AM Emphasis


Madison Log Rolling

Thirteen of our favorite summer activities, all absolutely free, running the gamut from wet and wild to mellow and mild. more

Jun 2, 2016 11:29 AM Isthmus Summertimes


Eric Tadsen

The Ethiopian restaurant’s spicy stews and tangy injera are just as good at its new Willy Street location. And the former Jolly Bob’s has undergone an invigorating remodel, too. more

Apr 21, 2016 5:00 AM Reviews


Paulius Musteikis

Isthmus reviewers make the rounds of the latest restaurants. more

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Beth Skogen

Booth121 stocks upcycled furniture, home decor, accessories and other locally made goods. But ultimately the store is all about transformation. more

Mar 31, 2016 5:00 AM Emphasis

East Madison’s The Bodgery is a wide-ranging makerspace. The new Robertson Road space caters to everything from soldering to, well, bodgering. more

Mar 24, 2016 5:00 AM Emphasis


Laura Zastrow

The African & American Store imports fabrics, clothing, drums, soap — but especially foods — from Africa. more

Feb 25, 2016 5:00 AM Emphasis 1 Comments

Eco-conscious Plant Based Goods is a dedicated refill shop for soaps, cleaning supplies and more. There’s even shampoo for Fido. more

Jan 28, 2016 5:00 AM Emphasis 1 Comments

Fine art-specific Gallery Marzeń contributes to Atwood’s business renaissance. more

Oct 16, 2015 8:30 AM Emphasis


Sharon Vanorny

Drinking vinegars, commonly called “shrubs,” are making a comeback. more

Sep 18, 2015 8:58 AM Isthmus Drinks

Erasing the boundaries between high and low, serious and silly, our fall arts preview has something for everyone. more

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Steve Cox

Jenny Robinson is one of the world’s few handpan makers. She recently opened a studio and business on Madison’s east side. more

Sep 11, 2015 12:30 PM Emphasis


Laura Zastrow

Daisy Café and Cupcakery is a chill spot for a home-cooked meal. Entrees focused on vegetables shine. more

Sep 9, 2015 4:00 PM Reviews

Mazomanie furniture maker Fabian Fischer makes pieces the old-fashioned way: using hand tools and traditional methods. more

Aug 21, 2015 11:05 AM Emphasis


Philip Ashby

The White Cloud is “the perfect drink for those who want an espresso bar drink, but don’t really like the flavor of coffee,” says Cool Beans Coffee Cafe owner Lisa Stearns. more

Aug 20, 2015 3:00 PM Reviews

In American Players Theatre’s production of “Seascape,” two couples — one human, one reptile —contemplate the meaning of life. more

Aug 18, 2015 1:15 PM Stage


Laura Zastrow

Efrat Livny envisions Threshold filled with professionals who desire an “environment that is creative, communal, and emphasizes well-being.” Weekly gatherings of tenants will help build community and promote opportunities for collaboration. more

Jul 31, 2015 11:00 AM Emphasis

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