Jay Rath

Oscar Mayer has a potential buyer in Reich Brothers Holdings, which specializes in buying and repurposing old industrial sites. The company’s co-CEO has hopes that Madison’s signature industry could find new life as a job center. more

Mar 16, 2017 5:00 AM News


Alan Luft

Edgewood College professor Alan Luft distills 15,000 images from Berlin into an evocative book and upcoming exhibit. more

Mar 9, 2017 5:00 AM Books

Add drama to the day with an unconventional wedding venue. The Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison Public Library, the Orpheum. more

Mar 9, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis


Todd Hubler

Local and state arts organizations are wondering whether President Trump will follow advice of ultraconservatives and slash federal arts funds. more

Feb 16, 2017 5:00 AM ARTS & CULTURE 1 Comments

A short, short story from a Madison high school teacher has traveled all the way from Madison to Beloit and finally to New York City, where “The Wallet” will premiere as a short opera. more

Jan 19, 2017 5:00 AM Stage


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Why Aldo Leopold right now? Students will find the relevance of his message in today’s world in a series of classes and talks from the UW’s Division of Continuing Studies this spring. more

Jan 19, 2017 5:00 AM ARTS & CULTURE


Wisconsin Historical Society

Madison once boasted a thriving live entertainment scene with a number of ornate, downtown theaters. Jay Rath explores our architectural and entertainment history. more

Jan 12, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 3 Comments


Artemisia Gentileschi

A 17th-century rape trial is the basis for a new opera by Madison composer and UW-Madison prof Laura Elise Schwendinger. “Artemisia” premieres in New York City Jan. 7. more

Jan 5, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC 1 Comments


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The Great Lakes have gotten publicity because they’re warming up. But data for those lakes dates back only a few decades. Data from Madison’s lakes, which are extremely well studied, also show a consistent climb in temperatures. more

Dec 22, 2016 5:00 AM News


Jeff Miller

The UW’s cherished carillon has been silent since August, and longtime bell-ringer Lyle Anderson would like to continue playing. Now the UW has some fixing to do before the bells can toll once again. more

Dec 1, 2016 5:00 AM MUSIC


Holzman Moss Bottino Architectur

UW-Madison has broken ground and unveiled plans for its new Hamel Music Center. The venue will feature two state-of-the art recital halls and a dramatic entryway. more

Nov 23, 2016 5:00 AM MUSIC


Thomas DeVillers

Community Pharmacy continues to struggle, renewing fears about the health of downtown retail. A new consultant study offers some ideas for how city officials might help boost business. more

Nov 23, 2016 5:00 AM News

Colin Cloud has an uncanny ability to tell people about themselves by observing and deducing. Isthmus talks to the real-life Sherlock Holmes in advance of his appearance with the Illusionists at Overture Center, Nov. 22-27. more

Nov 17, 2016 5:00 AM Stage

Madison icon Sly Sylvester has lost his progressive talk radio show on WEKZ-FM, and will now become a DJ. It’s another blow for progressive radio in Madison, after a format change last week on 92.1 The Mic. more

Nov 14, 2016 2:24 PM News 3 Comments


Jonathan Brown

Starting Nov. 10 an LED waterfall will flow down the side of the former AT&T building at 316 W. Washington Ave. The commissioned mural on the side of the 10-story building was designed by a Houston-based firm. more

Nov 10, 2016 5:00 AM ARTS & CULTURE

Madison’s liberals not only lost at the polls this week — they also lost the progressive talk station, 92.1 FM The Mic. The station is currently broadcasting Christmas music. more

Nov 9, 2016 3:25 PM News 24 Comments


Chris Collins

Friends of Sid Boyum have raised enough money to save the idiosyncratic folk artist’s house and sculpture garden from being auctioned off. Now they’re having a fundraiser and talking about what’s next. more

Nov 3, 2016 4:46 PM ARTS & CULTURE


Michael R. Anderson

UW-Madison’s pianist/inventor Christopher Taylor publicly debuted his “hyperpiano” on Oct. 28. The concert wasn’t without glitches, but the imperfections made for a more interesting night. more

Nov 3, 2016 5:00 AM MUSIC


Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

While patents are usually highly technical documents, they often contain an artistic rendering of the ideas behind them. A new show at Union South highlights some of the more imaginative patent drawings to come out of UW-Madison since 1928. more

Oct 13, 2016 5:00 AM News

John Baldacchino, the new director of UW-Madison’s Arts Institute, has grand plans for raising the profile of the arts and the university. more

Sep 29, 2016 5:00 AM ARTS & CULTURE


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