Mary Langenfeld

While Friday nights are full of crowded bleachers and marching bands, more subdued scenes unfold on Saturday mornings when yawning teenagers board a bus to a volleyball tournament, cross-country invitational, soccer game or swim meet for the day. more

Oct 12, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot


Brett Stepanik

The Real Life Library aims to foster human connection, empathy and interaction. Organizer Jennifer Smith says: “I am constantly blown away by the idea that every single person in the world has a story to tell, and has something they can teach me." more

Oct 5, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot


Gavin Gould

The whole sport of cyclocross is crazy — why would the bike pits be any different? more

Sep 28, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot


Dylan Brogan

Andrew Handeland, while holding a meaty 8-year-old python named Godzilla, admits reptiles are an acquired taste. “The more time you spend around them, the more you realize they are just friendly little reptiles.” more

Sep 21, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot


James Gill

The first arts-related project funded by the UW2020 project, the new Electro-Acoustic Research Space at UW-Madison is an experimental playground for electronic musicians of all levels more

Sep 14, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot


Chris Collins

The Bayview community has created a mural that represents its international and intergenerational community, which includes refugees. A pair of wings suggests transformation, migration and journey. more

Aug 24, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot


Jenny Du Puis

Dane County’s new custom-made Bookmobile carries 4,000-plus items directly to residents. Regular patrons have come to love the visits. more

Aug 17, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot 1 Comments


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


Dylan Brogan

Although Madison’s Oscar Mayer plant had stopped processing meat in June, a skeleton crew of workers remained to clean the facility and put it to bed. They clocked out with little fanfare for the last time on July 28 around 2 p.m. more

Aug 3, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot


Sean Kennedy

GIlligan’s Island has a little something for everyone. The Monona sandbar spot even has its own mobile popsicle vendor. more

Jul 27, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot


Mary Langenfeld

Madison hosted the annual, week-long tournament in early July. The best twirlers in the country traveled long and far to compete for a national title in competitive baton twirling. Meet one of the top male athletes pioneering the sport. more

Jul 20, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot


Allison Geyer

Activists occupied U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson’s office for more than eight hours on July 6 as part of a nationwide protest of the GOP health care bill. more

Jul 13, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot 8 Comments


Carolyn Fath

Bennett’s Meadowood Country Club — home of “porn in the morn” — marks 40 years of offending Madison. more

Jul 6, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot 9 Comments


Justin Sprecher

Mollusks frozen in time on the walls of the Hearing Room. Funny looking badgers. Unintentional fascist imagery. Craig Johnson shows us the quirkier details of the Capitol in this video tour. more

Jun 29, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot 1 Comments


Justin Sprecher

Your VO2 number is how much oxygen you can deliver to your muscles proportional to your bodyweight. It’s some mix of genetics and training — working out can push your number higher, but your genes set the upper limit. more

Jun 22, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot


Jenny Du Puis

A birthday party for the 19th Amendment offers a chance to celebrate the great strides women have taken into politics — and an opportunity to build future achievements. more

Jun 15, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot 1 Comments


Laura Zastrow

While it may look like an ordinary gym class, this group of kindergarteners is learning to understand and regulate their emotions through mindful movement. more

Jun 8, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot 1 Comments


Justin Sprecher

Shruti Parthasarathy’s parents introduced her to classical Indian dance when she was 5 as a way to connect her to the culture of the country they left behind. Nearly a decade later, she’s one of the top dancers in the nation. more

Jun 1, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot


Dylan Brogan

Marie runs a “micro-nonprofit” at the intersection of West Main Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. She’s been providing bananas, oranges, lemons, limes and apples — free of charge — to anyone passing by. She’ll even let you feed her fish. more

May 25, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot


Judith Davidoff

Residents upset about the loss of canopy trees joined with city officials who have been responsible for cutting some of them down, in a tree planting event. This is a hopeful tale about problem-solving, cooperation and understanding. more

May 18, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot