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Stephanie Hofmann

Meaningful gifts often do not come wrapped. But they touch the heart in profound, long-lasting ways. more

Nov 16, 2017 2:00 PM Isthmus Giving

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David Michael Miller

For Wisconsin’s 600,000 hunters, hunting deer has become increasingly worrisome because of chronic wasting disease. In May, Canadian researchers released a preliminary study showing that macaques can contract CWD from eating CWD-positive deer. more

Nov 9, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 3 Comments

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Chiara Lanzieri

The most socially aware demographic in history now has a chance to reinvent old age. Here are four suggestions on how to grow older with a social conscience. more

Nov 2, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 3 Comments

Mark O’Connell, author of “The Close Encounters Man” talks with Isthmus about his biography of ufologist J. Allen Hynek. O’Connell is at the Wisconsin Book Festival on Nov. 4. more

Oct 26, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories

Linda Falkenstein takes a peek at the 711-page “America, The Cookbook,” which attempts to wrangle recipes from all 50 states into a digestible form. Author Gabrielle Langholtz is in town for the Wisconsin Book Festival on Nov. 2. more

Oct 26, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories

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Tyler Gross

Wisconsin Book Festival director Conor Moran is upbeat and hopeful about the present and future of book publishing. We talk to him about the upcoming Nov. 2-5 festival and the year-round celebration of literary culture. more

Oct 26, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 1 Comments

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Tyler Gross

Clear that calendar: The 15th anniversary Wisconsin Book Festival has something for everyone. Isthmus helps you pick out some highlights from the more than 70 events taking place Nov. 2-5. more

Oct 26, 2017 5:00 AM , Isthmus Cover Stories

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David Michael Miller

Wisconsin’s recovery from the Great Recession has been hopelessly incomplete. Dane County is flourishing while rural communities and Milwaukee languish. However, there are other ideas for jump starting the economy besides a $3 billion bet on Foxconn. more

Oct 19, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories

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David Michael Miller

Call it “the two Wisconsins.” While Dane County booms and the bigger cities in the Fox River Valley and western Wisconsin prosper, the rest of the state is largely mired in a downturn that is a recession in all but name. more

Oct 12, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 6 Comments

For some, booze is enough. But if you’re like me, you want a nosh too. Here are some happy hours that offer discounted food as well as drinks. more

Oct 5, 2017 10:00 AM Isthmus Drinks

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Nate Koehler

Where are the hops going? Into IPAs, of course. But what drinkers demand in an IPA is changing. more

Oct 5, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Drinks

From exploring obscure regions to scoring entry-level juice from a top-rated producer, there are plenty of ways to experience the world of wine without breaking the bank. more

Oct 5, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Drinks

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Mark Anunson

Madison’s east side is home to a growing distillery district. Two of the newest players talk about the industry, which is gearing up for a boom. more

Oct 5, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Drinks

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Dylan Brogan

Jason Altwies with Gorst Valley Hops is determined to start a new chapter in Wisconsin’s brewing heritage. But first he has to convince local craft breweries and farmers to join the cause. more

Oct 5, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Drinks

House Speaker Paul Ryan is in his 20th year in Congress with a seemingly indomitable record at the ballot box. But ironworker Randy Bryce is unlike anyone who has ever challenged him. more

Sep 28, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 4 Comments

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Shawn Harper

Madison is a creative city. Want proof? Here’s our guide to upcoming highlights in theater, dance, visual arts and classical music. more

Sep 21, 2017 5:00 AM , , , Isthmus Cover Stories

Charlie Sykes is dumbfounded by accusations that his opposition to Trump is driven by expediency. While Paul Ryan and Reince Priebus moved into positions of influence, Sykes is out in the cold. “An opportunist goes with the power, not into exile.” more

Sep 14, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 6 Comments

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Juliet Goodman

We’ve got Inuit throat singing, feminist hip-hop, shoegaze, punk, ska, prog rock and a host of other concerts coming up from now until the end of the year. Get your calendars out. It’s time for Isthmus’ fall music preview. more

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Jeff Miller/UW-Madison

According to Bovada’s Las Vegas Superbook’s college football odds, the Badgers have a 20 to 1 chance of winning the 2018 National Championship — the same as Michigan and Penn State. Getting there won’t be easy, but it could sure be fun. more

Aug 31, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 1 Comments

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David Stluka/UW Athletics

Notre Dame may be the home of Rudy, but Wisconsin football is where walk-ons really thrive. more

Aug 31, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories