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Beth Skogen

The Madison Postpartum Collective aims to help make life with a new baby a bit easier. Providers help support new parents and families and connect them with needed resources. more

Apr 20, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis


Paulius Musteikis

Where Isthmus reviewers — and Madison — have been eating and drinking since the last “Dining” special section. Here’s our summary of the scene. more

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Laura Zastrow

Monona Bakery & Eatery is a good sandwich shop, but a better Latin American restaurant. Owners Claudia Santos and Vicente Sacramento hail from Honduras and Mexico, respectively. more

Apr 6, 2017 1:11 AM Reviews 1 Comments


Zane Williams

The trauma of war follows many soldiers home. Forward Theater Company takes an earnest look at the subject in James DeVita’s adaptation of Erin Celello’s novel “Learning to Stay.” more

Mar 25, 2017 3:34 PM Stage


Ross Zentner

Theatre Lila’s “The Bed” is a seamless weaving of dance, story and song. This dreamy collaboration plays at the Fredric March Play Circle through March 19. more

Mar 11, 2017 3:15 PM Stage


Laura Zastrow

Five Star Korean BBQ has true Korean touches — but no barbecue. Still, it’s worth finding parking to eat here. more

Feb 16, 2017 12:00 AM Reviews


Ross Zentner

In Forward Theater Company’s “Outside Mullingar,” two middle-aged farmers discover love, despite a longstanding feud between their families. more

Feb 2, 2017 5:00 AM Stage

If cabin fever’s struck, check out this list of 12 fun activities that will get you out of the house — and that winter-weather slump. more

Jan 26, 2017 5:00 AM ARTS & CULTURE

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