Michael Popke


Evan Siegle/Green Bay Packers

Green Bay Packers’ report is dire without Rodgers. Any hope that Bears game gave Packers’ fans is gone after Sunday’s rout by the Ravens more

Nov 22, 2017 5:00 AM Sports

Isthmus gift guide 2017: Consider a gift you do instead of keep on a shelf. Although we do include one book. more

Nov 16, 2017 2:00 PM Isthmus Giving


Jim Garvey

State high school football championships hold great potential this year. Check out the action at Camp Randall on Nov. 17. more

Nov 16, 2017 5:00 AM Sports


Mary Langenfeld

Jon Oakley referees high school freshman football games. It’s a far cry from the highly scrutinized college and pro games — or this weekend’s high school championships. But Oakley and his coworkers “take this job seriously.” more

Nov 16, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot


Michie Turpin

Even though only two original members remain, Kansas is filling houses with a successful tour playing its “Leftoverture” album. Michael Popke talks to original guitarist Rich Williams about what’s changed and what stays the same. more

Nov 14, 2017 11:58 AM MUSIC


Amy Marty

Local high school teams will be competing at the girls’ Division 1 state swim meet at the Natatorium. Middleton, again, is the team to beat. more

Nov 9, 2017 5:00 AM Sports


David Stluka/UW Athletics

Otherwise, the rest of the Badgers men’s basketball team is essentially brand new, with young and inexperienced players. more

Nov 2, 2017 5:00 AM Sports

Just in time for Halloween: University of Wisconsin Press releases a new edition of “Haunted Heartland.” It’s a collection of Midwestern paranormal tales from author Michael Norman. more

Oct 26, 2017 5:00 AM Books

We live in a digital age, but some people prefer to consume their music the old-fashioned way. Michael Popke stops in to MadCity Music Exchange on Cassette Store Day to find out what’s up with people buying tapes. more

Oct 26, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC

UW-Madison embraces quidditch, an invention from the Harry Potter novels. It’s so popular there’s even Midwest regional championships, and it’s coming to Breese Stevens. more

Oct 26, 2017 5:00 AM Sports


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

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David Stluka/UW Athletics

The Badgers women’s hockey team is ranked No. 1 in the country; the men are ranked No. 5. Not too shabby. Here’s a preview of coming action. more

Oct 19, 2017 5:00 AM Sports

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The Bucks waver as they enter their final year at the Bradley Center. The Bucks lost their first three preseason games and play their final one on Friday the 13th against the Detroit Pistons. more

Oct 12, 2017 5:00 AM Sports


Kirsten Schmitt/Milwaukee Brewers

The Milwaukee Brewers’ young players made a valiant effort through the end of the season. Just a couple of sad losses made the difference. more

Oct 5, 2017 12:00 AM Sports


Greg Anderson/UW Athletics

The fifth-ranked UW volleyball team dropped a five-set thriller to No. 23 Michigan State but then bounced back to sweep No. 20 Michigan. more

Sep 28, 2017 5:00 AM Sports

“Into the Mystic” is a nostalgic look at the music of the 1960s from Madison author Christopher Hill. more

Sep 21, 2017 5:00 AM Books


Jim Garvey

Undefeated Waunakee is a team to watch in high school football. And a familiar name is leading the charge. more

Sep 21, 2017 5:00 AM Sports


David Stluka/UW Athletics

UW soccer teams head into some home stands at McClimon. The women are on a roll. The men are determined fighters. more

Sep 14, 2017 5:00 AM Sports


Evan Siegle/Green Bay Packers

Rodgers and company are primed for a deep playoff run. Can Aaron one-up Brett, finally? more

Sep 7, 2017 5:00 AM Sports


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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