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Documentary filmmaker Amy Oden spent a year following exotic dancers and sex workers in Guam. Her new film, “Exotic,” screens June 13 at Art In Gallery. more

Jun 8, 2017 5:00 AM Movies

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Amy Stocklein

By day, it’s a quiet space for writers. At night, 702WI comes alive as a social space for readings and book clubs. more

May 18, 2017 5:00 AM Books

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Thomas Ferrella

Thomas Ferrella, a former ER doc, compiles 20 years of photography and research on Wisconsin’s roadside memorials in a new exhibit at Arts + Literature Lab. more

May 4, 2017 5:00 AM Visual Arts

Kaci Sullivan hopes an upcoming art show at the High Noon Saloon, hosted by the TransLiberation Coalition, an organization he founded in September, will generate visibility for people who are transgender or gender-noncomforming. more

Apr 13, 2017 5:30 AM A & E

Sex advice columnist and kink guru Dan Savage won’t be in town for this year’s HUMP! Film Festival. And that’s making Savage jealous because he misses the town where he launched “Savage Love.” more

Apr 6, 2017 1:09 AM Movies

Turkish filmmaker Murat Eyubolgu merges art and science in “The Colorado,” an ode to the mighty river’s beauty and power. It screens at the Wisconsin Film Festival on April 2. more

Mar 30, 2017 5:00 AM Movies 1 Comments

Local documentary filmmaker Ben Fritz talked to doctors, advocates and ordinary Wisconsinites for his new film, “Playing Dr.” It screens at Sundance March 30. more

Mar 16, 2017 5:00 AM Movies

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Jon Hain

Madison’s lo-fi rockers Ladyscissors release “To the Nines,” a gritty and grownup sophomore album. They debut the material at the High Noon Saloon March 11. more

Mar 9, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC

Mare Chapman, a psychotherapist and meditation instructor, has published a new book geared toward women seeking to unlearn damaging thought patterns. She launches “Unshakeable Confidence” at A Room of One’s Own Feb. 17. more

Feb 16, 2017 5:00 AM Books 2 Comments

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Michael Schwartz

Pioneering standup comedian and National Public Radio institution Paula Poundstone, brings her wry humor to the Barrymore Theatre on Feb. 11. more

Feb 9, 2017 5:00 AM Comedy

The Arts + Literature Laboratory is foraging for artists for a new community-supported art program. more

Jan 5, 2017 5:00 AM A & E

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Bryony Shearer

A posthumous album from Alice and the Glass Lake is a gorgeous testament to the late songwriter’s talent and optimism. more

Jan 5, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC

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Adrian Reif

After the death of her only sibling, Laura Thomas created a one-woman show. She performs "who am i without you" Nov. 19 at the Bartell Theater. more

Nov 17, 2016 5:00 AM Stage

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Chazen Museum

For three years, Manabu Ikeda has been working on his meticulous ink-and-pigment artwork at the Chazen Museum. It’s now nearing completion, and he’s looking for a sense of healing. more

Nov 17, 2016 5:00 AM Snapshot

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Zane Williams

Forward Theater Company’s “4000 Miles” is a funny and poignant look at the generational divide. more

Nov 4, 2016 4:45 PM Stage

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Jonathan Popp

Kathie Rasmussen Women’s Theatre presents the Wisconsin premiere of ”Detroit ‘67,” an award-winning play set amid the riots in the troubled city. more

Oct 27, 2016 5:00 AM Stage

“Beading Culture,” an exhibit at the James Watrous Gallery, is a brilliant revival of an Iroquois tradition, updated by citizens of the Oneida Nation. It runs through Nov. 6. more

Oct 20, 2016 5:00 AM A & E

The UW-Madison Center for the Humanities kicks off its Terra Incognita art series with a striking exhibit of photographs from the American Southwest by Rob Lundberg, who will also play original compositions at his opening event on Oct. 7. more

Oct 6, 2016 5:00 AM A & E

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Ben Rouse

The psychedelic glam-pop circus known as of Montreal is rolling into Madison on Sept. 20. Isthmus speaks to the band’s iconic founder and artistic visionary, Kevin Barnes. more

Sep 15, 2016 5:00 AM MUSIC

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Michael K. Anderson

Earlier this year, violinist and songwriter Gaelynn Lea gained national attention after she beat out 6,000 entrants to win NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Contest. She comes to Madison on July 30 to headline the Disability Pride Festival. more

Jul 28, 2016 5:00 AM MUSIC