Nathan J. Comp

Although the Spark Building on East Washington has yet to be built, we already know the view is spectacular, thanks to Arch Virtual’s virtual rendering. more

Jan 26, 2017 5:00 AM News 1 Comments

True crime was once devoted to recounting the lurid, gruesome details of murder, mayhem and more. But the purveyors of the “new true crime” — filmmakers, journalists and others — are now using it to shine light on a broken justice system. more

Dec 15, 2016 12:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories

Nationally, the political landscape may have completely shifted with the election of Donald Trump. But Madison remains 77 square miles surrounded by reality. more

Nov 10, 2016 12:00 AM News


William Moree

Republicans hold a commanding majority in the state Assembly. While there’s no hope the body will flip on Nov. 8, Democrats are working to close the gap. more

Nov 3, 2016 5:00 AM News

A new tool known as CRISPR-Cas has given scientists the ability to rewrite the genetic code of living things. The power is likely to reshape the world. more

Oct 27, 2016 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories

Madison’s four competitive Assembly races may not have the drama and shock value of the presidential race. But the eight candidates offer different visions for Wisconsin. more

Oct 13, 2016 5:00 AM News


Chris Collins

Decades ago, a quirky T-shirt featuring the Capitol and a naked Lady Wisconsin smoking a joint captured the spirit of “Mad City.” Its creator, James McKiernan, had a successful design career. Now back in Madison, he’s once again selling the shirts. more

Sep 15, 2016 5:00 AM Snapshot

Forward Fest has grown from just three events in 2010 to 40. It runs Aug. 18-25 and is the place to be for any tech entrepreneur. more

Aug 11, 2016 5:00 AM News

North Madison has always been one of the city’s scruffier, underappreciated parts of town. Although it will soon lose Oscar Mayer, the area has a fierce and loyal advocate in the Northside Planning Council, which is cooking up a promising future. more

Jul 14, 2016 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 4 Comments


David Tenenbaum/UW-Madison

Mark Ediger, a UW-Madison researcher, has figured out a new way to arrange the molecules in glass, a thing no one had believed possible. But whether the discovery will find a market use remains to be seen. more

Jul 14, 2016 5:00 AM News


Sharon Vanorny

In exchange for playing a free gig each year, WheelHouse members get free tee time at Oaks Golf Course. Nathan Comp tags along to see why they (mostly) love the game. more

Jun 30, 2016 5:00 AM Snapshot

Timothy Flores saw an opportunity to connect people with healthy, locally grown food. But some fear his new app, Grazin, might upend the CSA model that local farmers have relied on. more

Jun 9, 2016 5:00 AM News


Lauren Justice

From his unassuming home on Madison’s north side, Joey Vitale has produced songs by some of the biggest names in rap. For him, each song is like a “frequency Rubik’s Cube.” more

Jun 2, 2016 5:00 AM Snapshot


Joel Rivlin

There are now three Democrats running for the state Assembly’s District 47 seat. more

Jun 2, 2016 5:00 AM News

When Epic employee Chris Freise sought out the perfect app to help him get in shape, he wound up emptyhanded. So he created his own, UpDown Fitness. more

May 26, 2016 5:00 AM News

When plans for Starting Block were announced in 2013, the makerspace Sector67 was hailed as a cornerstone tenant. But the nonprofit has found itself squeezed out of the development after being unable to negotiate ownership of its space. more

May 26, 2016 12:00 AM News


Carolyn Fath

​While the push to legalize marijuana is gaining traction across America, Wisconsin legislators are not climbing on the bandwagon. The Madison-based American Cannabis Society, a pioneer in the battle, isn’t giving up, by pushing new proposals. more

May 19, 2016 5:00 AM News 1 Comments


Joel Rivlin

Jimmy Anderson has faced major challenges in his life. Now the 29-year-old will run for the state Assembly’s 47th district seat. more

Apr 18, 2016 12:45 PM News


Andy Manis

Only four of 37 Dane County Board seats faced competitive races in Tuesday’s election. All three incumbents being challenged survived, including Mary Kolar, who defeated Rob Dz. more

Apr 6, 2016 9:21 AM News

WeightUp designed a device to help people get more out of their lifting routine. As it tries to gain a foothold in the market, it’s found that football coaches are early adopters. more

Mar 24, 2016 5:00 AM News