Jane Burns


James Clapham

Wisconsin cheeses go spicy with peppers beyond the jalapeño. And they’re winning big prizes. more

Mar 30, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK


Cave of the Mounds

Cave of the Mounds hosts evening entertainment events among the stalagmites. The next event on March 17 focuses on Irish music. more

Feb 23, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis


Matthew Jefko

Matt Geiger, editor of the “Mt. Horeb Mail” and “Middleton Times-Tribune,” releases an amusing collection of personal essays, culled from his weekly columns. more

Jan 26, 2017 5:00 AM Books

Wisconsin figures heavily in the new “Oxford Companion to Cheese.” Cheese lovers in search of information, read on. more

Jan 26, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK



The dynamic Johannes Wallmann raises the profile of UW’s jazz studies program and makes connections around the state. more

Dec 8, 2016 5:00 AM ARTS & CULTURE 1 Comments


Library of Congress

While doing research in grad school, historian Mark Speltz became fascinated with the history of racial strife in the North. The result is a striking new book, “North of Dixie: Civil Rights Photography Beyond the South.” more

Nov 10, 2016 5:00 AM Books


Greg Anderson / David Stluka / UW Athletic Communications

The Badgers have been to two Final Four tournaments and twice been the national runner-up. This could be their best season yet. more

Nov 3, 2016 5:00 AM Sports


Michael Hirshon

The World Dairy Expo has lots to offer Mad City slickers, too. Consider the pretty cows, swag, grilled cheese and robotic milkers. Not to mention awesome Ayrshire T-shirts. more

Sep 29, 2016 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK

Monroe will kick out the jams for the quintessential southern Wisconsin food fest. Hint: Grab a beer and get in line for the curds. more

Sep 15, 2016 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK

Just in time for the Rio Olympics, Jessie Garcia, Wisconsin’s first female sportscaster, publishes “Going for Wisconsin Gold,” a history of our state’s finest athletes. more

Aug 11, 2016 5:00 AM Books



Jane Burns

Roelli Cheese Co. of Shullsburg nabs top honors at the American Cheese Society Conference in Des Moines. Other Wisconsin cheesemakers take home many blue ribbons. more

Aug 1, 2016 3:59 PM FOOD & DRINK

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Marie Ketring

Wisconsin often wins big at the American Cheese Society conference. The contest’s rules reward unique, standard-busting cheeses. How will the Dairy State fare this year? more

Jul 21, 2016 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK


Todd Maughan

Elaborate cakes made of cheese are accompanying more nuptials. It’s not a cheesecake; it’s a cake made of rounds of cheese. more

Jun 30, 2016 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK


Otehlia Cassidy

Now Madison has three food tour companies. Walk and nosh, and learn a little history to boot. more

Jun 9, 2016 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK


Red Wave Pictures

Nibblers are welcome at the upcoming World Championship Cheese Contest. Monona Terrace is the host for Wisconsin’s newest spectator sport. more

Mar 3, 2016 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK