Jane Burns


Keith Borden

Johannes Wallmann, UW’s director of jazz studies, is soon to release a new album with rapper Rob Dz. It’s political and personal, inspired by the court fight to legalize gay marriage. more

Oct 5, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC

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Jane Burns

Diana Murphy’s cow, Nelle, is the sole producer of a cheese called Arthur. Murphy, an experienced goat cheese maker, likes the farmstead aspect of one cow, one cheese. more

Aug 17, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK


Jane Burns

On country roads throughout Dane County and beyond, corn stands that work on the honor system dot the landscape. Piles of sweet corn sit alone, kept company by a lockbox and, every once in a while, a kid whose family runs the pop-up business for a li more

Aug 10, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot 1 Comments


Sartori Cheese

Plenty of championship ribbons for @sartori_cheese, but buying a wedge doesn’t break the bank. Master cheesemaker Mike Matucheski discusses the company’s best-sellers. more

Jul 6, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK 1 Comments

The best of Wisconsin, themed, curated and shipped. A new Mount Horeb business, WiscoBoxes, is keeping a keen eye out for the best products. more

Jun 1, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK

After a Google search for “Appalachian soul,” Mt. Horeb’s author Alex Bledsoe began writing a fantasy series based around song titles from a folk musician. He recently released his fifth book in the Tufa series, “Gather Her Round.” more

Jun 1, 2017 5:00 AM Books

Yodelay Swiss yogurt from Markus Candinas is the real deal. After years of searching, the chocolatier finally manufactured his own: thinner, fruitier and high protein. more

May 25, 2017 5:00 AM Food News 1 Comments



The Madison Community Foundation was born in 1942 to support veterans returning from World War II. That mission quickly evolved. Now it’s celebrating 75 years with a slate of grants for future projects, including one reimagining the Monona lakefront. more

May 16, 2017 8:00 PM News


Todd Maughan

Fromagination’s new service is a dairy-centric Wisconsin meal kit. All ingredients and recipes are included. more

May 4, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK


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 A & E 2 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