Erica Krug


Lucas Endres

A clarified milk punch from Merchant borrows from a three-hundred-year-old English tradition. The Moloko punch is bright, citrusy and creamy. more

Jan 19, 2017 5:00 AM Cocktails


Laura Zastrow

Winter solstice is traditionally a time to purge unwanted emotions and events from life. At Olbrich Park, many people brace for years of darkness — but hope for light. more

Jan 5, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot 1 Comments

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Nick Berard

Josh Meier of Schwa Tailor creates, mends and restores favorite clothes to wearable status. The former state worker has clearly found his calling. more

Dec 22, 2016 5:00 AM Emphasis 1 Comments


Carolyn Fath

The Star Bar in the Constellation building is perhaps better known as a beer bar, but it also has a cocktail menu that rotates seasonally. The latest iteration has classics and notes of fall and winter. more

Dec 8, 2016 5:00 AM Cocktails

Jackie Matelski of Toast Ceramics makes delightful Mid-Century Modern & nature-inspired items. Her mugs, pour-over coffee sets and pet bowls are at home in the kitchen. more

Dec 1, 2016 5:00 AM Emphasis


Sharon Vanorny

The Lumberjill at A Pig in a Fur Coat borrows flavor from bacon and maple syrup. Touches of peach create a gender-defying concoction. more

Nov 23, 2016 5:00 AM Cocktails


David Douglass

Experiences are hard to wrap — but they can put the bow on the holidays. From intro to beekeeping to knitting lessons, how-tos are fun-to-haves. more

Nov 17, 2016 5:00 AM Isthmus Giving Magazine

Since May 27, Jason Nolen has been wandering the streets of Madison, photographing its feline residents. The photos can be found on his quirky, popular Cats of Madison Instragram page. more

Nov 10, 2016 5:00 AM Snapshot 1 Comments


Ryan Wisniewski

Forequarter’s fall cocktail specials absorb the flavors of the harvest. The apple brandy-based American Pie is a homegrown take on a Corpse Reviver No. 1. more

Oct 20, 2016 5:00 AM Cocktails


Erica Krug

New digs created a need for a new meditation room for Kadampa Meditation Center Madison. They celebrate October 14-16 with guest talks from Gen-la Kelsang Jampa. more

Oct 13, 2016 5:00 AM Emphasis




Todd Hubler

No booze? No problem! Oliver’s, Forequarter, Graze and the Weary Traveler are four top spots around town to get a craft cocktail without any alcohol. more

Oct 6, 2016 5:00 AM Isthmus Drinks


Laura Zastrow

What kind of person might answer a want ad to pick grapes for Old Sugar Distillery? A bartender, a veterinarian turned teacher, a bike courier and a TV news producer. Most of them first-time romantics. more

Oct 6, 2016 5:00 AM Snapshot

The Barre Code offers all elements of a dynamic workout. Strength, cardio and restoration are the heart of the program. more

Oct 6, 2016 5:00 AM Emphasis


Beth Skogen

Merchant unveils its fall cocktail menu. A transitional drink is the sensational sipper dubbed the Werewolf Bar Mitzvah. more

Oct 6, 2016 5:00 AM Cocktails

Sarah Artz wants to make sure that creative people don’t flee Madison for Portland or Brooklyn. So she created a resource for artists and others who want more creativity in their lives. more

Sep 22, 2016 5:00 AM Emphasis


Paulius Musteikis

Atwood Barbershop’s Terry Moss sees that haircuts are about more than just hair. He values community and doing good — and style, too. more

Sep 8, 2016 5:00 AM Emphasis


Mary Langenfeld

The summer bocce league started with just 12 teams at the East Side Club in 2008. The league has since swelled to 64 teams, with a long waiting list for new teams to join. more

Jul 14, 2016 5:00 AM Snapshot 1 Comments

Craig Michaels hikes with pups in a new kind of canine daycare. Off-leash adventures mean more than just a tired dog at the end of the day. more

Jul 14, 2016 5:00 AM ARTS & CULTURE

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