Judith Davidoff

Judith Davidoff is the editor of Isthmus. 







Phil Ejercito

Washington Post reporter Amy Goldstein documented the fallout in Janesville after General Motors shuttered its factory in 2008. Goldstein’s new book shows the difficult choices faced by families whose $28-an-hour jobs vanished. more

Apr 18, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 2 Comments



Judy Davidoff

Mermaid Cafe closed after more than 11 years on Winnebago Street. Owner Lisa Jacobson says she will be involved in some way with her brother’s new hotel and cafe on Baldwin Street. more

Mar 31, 2017 12:05 PM FOOD & DRINK


Sarah Maughan

More than 100 people gathered at the Goodman Center to celebrate the life and work of Milele Chikasa Anana, civil rights activist and longtime publisher of “UMOJA” magazine, which highlights the accomplishments of Madison’s black community. more

Mar 2, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot


Judith Davidoff

Madison activists are not sitting back while President Donald Trump gets going on his promised agenda. Leading Locally Madison met Saturday before the Women’s March to plan its own 100 days of action. more

Jan 21, 2017 12:00 AM News

They want strict thresholds for when judges have to recuse themselves. High campaign donations have led citizens to “rightfully ask whether justice is for sale.” more

Jan 11, 2017 4:37 PM News

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources removed language pointing to human-caused climate change on its website. Scientists at UW-Madison debunk the revised language in a public statement. more

Jan 9, 2017 12:16 PM News


Michael Hirshon

Marajo Reis and his crewmates left Madison in 2000 to sail around the world on a 37-foot catamaran. Near the end of their two-year travels they came upon a fishing boat in distress. more

Nov 23, 2016 9:07 AM Isthmus Cover Stories

The words “President Trump” evoke fear and loathing in the hearts of many Madisonians. While anxiety and depression are flaring up, some are finding ways to cope. more

Nov 17, 2016 5:00 AM , , News 2 Comments

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Mike Hall

Sonia Sotomayor walked the aisles of Shannon Hall while answering questions posed by two of her former law clerks. She said she saw her public role as helping to demystify the court and inspiring others to “help make the world better.” more

Sep 9, 2016 1:09 PM News

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Judith Davidoff

An overflow crowd attended the first Black Business Expo. With 43 vendors there, organizer Sabrina “Heymiss Progress” said it exceeded her expectations. more

Jul 25, 2016 2:15 PM News

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Dylan Brogan

We are a rather flat place, but that does not mean you can’t find an awesome view from above, or an intimate space below. Here are some staff picks for both. more

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David Michael Miller

After 10 long months Jay Timmons and Rick Olson became the legal parents to Jacob, who was born to a surrogate in Wisconsin. But that was only after Dane County Judge James Troupis resigned his seat and left the case. more

Jul 18, 2016 7:30 PM News 3 Comments

​Wildlife officials often argue that the conservation of predators is best managed with legal hunting. The belief is that culling will reduce poaching. But a new study out from a UW-Madison researcher disproves that notion. more

May 10, 2016 6:00 PM News


Sean Virtue

​The Dane County District Attorney’s Office must prove a coyote hunter meant to treat an animal cruelly when he shot two pet dogs while hunting on public land. Legal issues aside, the case has raised safety concerns about the night hunting of animals more

May 5, 2016 5:00 AM News 1 Comments


Steven Agard's “Perimeter 0346

Just 10 years ago the Brittingham Park pavilion was a de facto homeless shelter. Drinking, fighting and criminal activity were common in the park. But neighbors staged a successful comeback. more

Apr 21, 2016 3:02 PM Isthmus Cover Stories