Esty Dinur

A team of UW-Madison students is aiming high in the Elon Musk competition to develop hyperloop technology, which could revolutionize the way people travel. more

Jan 12, 2017 5:00 AM News

Madison musician Jason Moon has released “If You Have to Ask...Warrior Songs Vol. 1,” an album based on songs and stories from 42 veterans. It’s a powerful testament to war’s toll on the mental health of people serving in the Armed Forces. more

Dec 8, 2016 5:00 AM MUSIC

A new documentary about the Wisconsin Uprising is not about nostalgia for the occupation of the State Capitol. It’s an honest, insightful look at the forces that moved the protesters toward capitulation. more

Oct 13, 2016 5:00 AM Movies


Crystal Colon

Peacefully Organic is a veteran-run and veteran-focused farm and CSA. Working with the land and providing food is both therapeutic and a new way to serve. more

Aug 4, 2016 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK


Jeffrey R. Ballard

In a shopping mall off of Verona Road, at the Kehl School of Dance, young people perform ballet in their wheelchairs. more

Jun 23, 2016 5:00 AM Snapshot


Meg Rothstein

Seed bombs bring beauty to vacant spaces. Here’s how to join in this guerrilla gardening initiative. more

Jun 2, 2016 5:00 AM Emphasis


Lauren Justice

The 2011 Wisconsin uprising sparked a friendship between U.S. veterans Lars Prip and David Soumis. Ever since, they’ve maintained a steady, quiet presence at the state Capitol. more

May 26, 2016 5:00 AM Snapshot

“This Changes Everything” is a new film from Naomi Klein documenting the work of climate change activists from around the world. It screens at the Barrymore Theatre on May 25. more

May 19, 2016 5:00 AM Movies 3 Comments


Paulius Musteikis

A concert piano is an incredibly complicated instrument made up of 12,000 different pieces. Refurbishing and tuning one is no simple matter. Inside the Wisconsin Union Theater, Bob Hohf is doing things the old-fashioned way: by ear. more

Apr 28, 2016 5:00 AM Snapshot

Humane options for slaughter of local meat and poultry grow. In the wake of the closing of Black Earth Meats, there are other processing plants who want to do the right thing. more

Mar 31, 2016 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK


Chris Collins

​Every Sunday, a motley group of folks gather at the Goodman Center to drum, dance and sing. But there’s no sheet music to these songs. more

Mar 3, 2016 5:00 AM Snapshot


Karl Lang

The Saturday before the Aug. 14 primary elections, Melissa Agard Sargent drove to Milwaukee to help support progressive Democratic candidates running for Assembly. On Sunday, with her youngest son in tow, she talked to constituents at the north-side Ride the Drive. Then she went knocking on doors. more

Sep 20, 2012 2:00 PM News


Timothy Hughes

Gene Ferrara doesn't look like your average reverend. He plays congas, often wears Hawaiian shirts and frequently sits in the crowd as others lead a workshop or parts of the Sunday service at the Center for Conscious Living. During his Sunday sermon, he's as likely to talk about the spiritual lessons he drew from watching a football game as he is to discuss current affairs or the esoteric teachings of Jesus, Buddha or Nelson Mandela. more

Jun 14, 2012 2:00 PM News

Brenda Konkel is a busy woman. Responding to a request for an interview, she writes on a Friday that she has a meeting at 6:30 that night plus four meetings on Saturday and two on Sunday. And so she adds a meeting with a reporter on Saturday evening at the offices of community television station WYOU, where she is a volunteer producer and the chair of the board. Our meeting is suspended for a while when a Spanish-language live show is about to go on the air and its members need help. more

Mar 15, 2012 2:00 PM News

Jim Beyers is a lifelong Catholic and proud of it. He loves his church and what he feels it stands for -- "justice and service to others." He's been active in many parish ministries and was the CEO of a Catholic hospital for 13 years. But there is on more

Jul 29, 2010 2:00 PM Isthmus Cover Stories 1 Comments


Peter Patau

It's drizzling on Gallery Night, but a crowd has gathered this May evening outside the Social Justice Center at 1202 Williamson St. U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin speaks, then Ald. Marsha Rummel and the Madison Arts Commission's Karin Wolf. As the rain continues, the crowd listens to Michael Bonesteel, of the Art Institute of Chicago, and to Dan Yopack from Santa Fe, who later identifies himself as a poet and shaman. more

Jun 17, 2010 2:00 PM A & E

Clarence Kailin died Sunday, October 25, at the age of 95. The Madisonian was a lifelong socialist, union supporter and activist for peace and social justice. He was also one of the last surviving veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, a group of volunteers from the United States who fought with the International Brigades against fascist forces in the Spanish Civil War in the late '30s. more

Oct 26, 2009 5:00 PM From the archives

Ahmed Abu Salama is in a wheelchair, in the basement of Madison's Ronald McDonald House. He and his mother have been here since late May, receiving care from UW Hospital. Their ordeal began a year and a half ago and is continuing. more

Jul 30, 2009 2:00 PM News


Steven Haffner-Stearns

Dr. Linda Farley died Tuesday, June 9, at the age of 80. Along with her husband and fellow physician Gene, she was a longtime leading proponent of health care reform and a courageous activist on behalf of the idea that quality medicine is a universal human right. The following cover story by Esty Dinur was published in the November 19, 2004, edition of "Isthmus". more

Jun 10, 2009 6:00 PM From the archives

Ground cherries look like a cross between cherry tomatoes and tomatillos. Like the latter, they're wrapped in a papery husk. Like the former, they're sweet, though in a different way. Some say they taste like pineapple. Others talk gooseberry. Whatever the case, they can be eaten raw, added to salads or cooked into jams, jellies, salsa, condiments or pies. Easy to grow, they add flavor and color to your summer dishes. more

Apr 3, 2009 2:00 PM Isthmus Abode