Dylan Brogan

Madison chefs take a closer look at the restaurant scene for 2017. Can the upsurge in eateries last forever? more

Jan 18, 2017 5:14 PM FOOD & DRINK 1 Comments


Linda Falkenstein

Food Fight is opening a “neighborhood taqueria” in the space currently home to Nostrano. It’s expected to open in May. more

Jan 18, 2017 2:19 PM FOOD & DRINK

Weeks after a 700-page report outlined two comprehensive proposals for consolidating the jail at the Public Safety Building, County Executive Joe Parisi is asking for more options. more

Jan 12, 2017 4:31 PM News 1 Comments

The Taste of the Market Breakfast at the Dane County Farmers’ Market is still going strong after 15 years. The lineup of guest chefs includes some new faces this year. more

Jan 12, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK


David Michael Miller

Madison is known for its politically active citizenry. So why are so many Common Council members running unopposed? more

Jan 12, 2017 12:00 AM News 1 Comments

New buying club BiteMadison is using social media to supply customers with farm-fresh meat. more

Jan 5, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK


Carolyn Fath

New Brocach may not look like a traditional Irish pub, but it serves a mean Irish coffee. The bar sticks to the traditional recipe. more

Dec 22, 2016 5:00 AM Cocktails


David Michael Miller

Watchdog group RePower Madison gives Madison Gas & Electric an overall grade of D+ in new “energy report card.” The utility company says its “long-term direction is consistent” with input from the community. more

Dec 19, 2016 7:59 PM News 1 Comments


Brett Stepanik

State workers have taken a beating in recent years, with pay cuts and the loss of bargaining rights. But they came together at a recent tailgate party to eat brats, watch a hot dog eating contest and raise money. more

Dec 15, 2016 5:00 AM Snapshot

Tenaya and André Darlington “Make Hollywood Great Again” with new food and cocktail book "Movie Night Menus." more

Dec 15, 2016 5:00 AM Books

Ald. David Ahrens says there is “no conspiracy” to foist the Olbrich Biergarten onto the community, and plenty of opportunities remain for the opposition to be heard. more

Dec 15, 2016 5:00 AM Beer 10 Comments

Dustin Dilks, the pedestrian killed on the Beltline last month, was in an Uber shortly before being struck by a vehicle. His family says the driver should have called the police. more

Dec 9, 2016 2:24 PM News 2 Comments

A new police station and public market weren’t the only issues during this year’s city budget debate. Mayor Soglin says his effort to improve equity in the city’s workforce was thwarted by Ald. Cheeks. Is it the first salvo in the 2019 mayor’s race? more

Dec 8, 2016 5:00 AM News


Tommy Washbush

Have you been harassed at a music show? Tone Madison’s Consent, Amplified project aims to document and combat bad behavior at local venues. more

Dec 1, 2016 5:00 AM MUSIC



The Dane County Sheriff’s Office is expected to get a new BearCat armored rescue vehicle in 2017. Sheriff Dave Mahoney says there is a “significant difference” between the BearCat and the MRAP military vehicle used by the Madison Police Department. more

Nov 23, 2016 2:58 PM News


Michael Hirshon

Jess Schuknecht had the perfect plan: Fly to England on Saturday. Win over his summer crush on Sunday. And be back in time for work on Tuesday. What could go wrong? more

Nov 23, 2016 9:07 AM Isthmus Cover Stories


Linda Falkenstein

The Ugly Apple is a pioneer in the early a.m. food cart scene, serving breakfast weekday mornings on the Capitol Square. more

Nov 22, 2016 10:20 AM FOOD & DRINK



Wisconsin company Inpro is donating a luxury tiny house to the Occupy Madison Village. Instead of keeping the gift, the village will auction it off this spring to pay for improvements to its community building. more

Nov 18, 2016 4:39 PM News


Dylan Brogan

Pussy Riot member Masha Alyokhina took part in a Q&A event at the Wisconsin Union Theater Nov. 17. Before leaving Madison, the Russian activist stopped by the Solidarity Sing Along at the State Capitol. more

Nov 18, 2016 2:19 PM News


Isthmus Book of Love


January 23, 2017


January 24, 2017


January 25, 2017


January 26, 2017


January 27, 2017


January 28, 2017


January 29, 2017

What to Do
Picks Playlist Header

* indicates required

  • What's happening this weekend

  • Bringing you the fun around town

  • A celebration of great beer