Dylan Brogan

It may have taken him years to find an audience, but comedian Marc Maron says he's never been funnier. The host of the hit WTF podcast is coming to Madison on April 28 for a show at the Orpheum. more

Apr 24, 2017 5:03 PM Comedy


Dylan Brogan

Longtime college bar Madhatter is slated to be sold, expanded and reopened under a Celtic banner. If approved, Danny’s Pub should be open in time for the fall semester. more

Apr 20, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK 1 Comments


Madison Police Department

The Madison Police Department is hoping to get a slightly less imposing military vehicle by buying a BearCat from the Dane County Sheriff’s Office and sending its Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle back to the federal government. more

Apr 19, 2017 7:42 PM News

Madison police says it won’t use its new drones often. But Ald. Rebecca Kemble wonders why the public and policymakers weren’t told about the new law enforcement tool. more

Apr 14, 2017 4:10 PM News 2 Comments

Many of Madison’s food carts are custom-built by a small metal shop in Saint Germain, Wisconsin. The family-run company’s designs are now being sought out by food entrepreneurs from around the country. more

Apr 13, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK 1 Comments


Carolyn Fath

For years, Sheriff Dave Mahoney has been calling on lawmakers to close the City County Building jail. Now, three former inmates are also filing lawsuits over hazardous health conditions there. So why won’t county officials act? more

Apr 13, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories


Carolyn Fath

Five food carts find their niches. Good Food, the Ugly Apple, Ladonia Cafe, Cali Fresh and Common Pasta offer something fresh — in both senses of the word. more

Apr 8, 2017 5:57 PM Isthmus Dining

Grasshopper Goods, Madison’s first mobile retailer, finds city rules “unfriendly.” Current law heavily restricts where the shop-on-wheels can vend. more

Apr 6, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis


Madison Parks Division

Was Madison needlessly killing beavers? Some residents think so. more

Apr 6, 2017 1:11 AM News 2 Comments


Todd Hubler

Tiki Shack adds sliders and more to its menu. The revamp is in response to a city audit over the volume of its alcohol sales. more

Apr 6, 2017 1:10 AM FOOD & DRINK 1 Comments


Dylan Brogan

Jill Karofsky wins contested judge race, Fitchburg has a new mayor and only one political newcomer elected to the Madison Common Council. Voters also select Kate Toews and Nicki Vander Meulen to join the Madison school board. more

Apr 5, 2017 11:55 AM News



City of Madison Parks Division

Was Madison needlessly killing beavers? Some residents think so. more

Apr 2, 2017 6:26 PM News 1 Comments


Justin Sprecher

During debates at Isthmus, things get heated between Ald. Harrington-McKinney & Handowski over Jeffy Trail, and Martin & Campbell face off in the only open seat for council this year. more

Mar 23, 2017 5:00 AM News

Christine Ameigh, owner of Slide Food Cart and Beyond Catering, is continuing Madison’s tradition of producing potato chips on East Washington. more

Mar 23, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK

Fitchburg mayoral candidate, Jason Gonzalez, offers to send Isthmus a picture of former client’s penis when asked about alleged violations of attorney conduct. more

Mar 17, 2017 3:14 PM News



Dylan Brogan

Ald. Sheri Carter and challenger José Rea debate new panhandling ordinance and Madison College leaving downtown in order to expand its south-side campus. more

Mar 16, 2017 5:00 AM News

The FairShare CSA Coalition showcases six documentaries as part of the group’s new Food + Farms Film Festival. Fest is on Tuesday, March 21, at the High Noon Saloon. more

Mar 16, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK