Carolyn Fath

Today Not Tomorrow recently moved into the East Madison Community Center, the first time it has ever had its own brick-and-mortar headquarters. The new location will help the organization “improve and build” on the work it’s already doing. more

May 3, 2017 3:22 PM News 1 Comments

HBO’s documentary “Beware the Slenderman” is a horror show in every sense. As two Milwaukee-area girls face trial this year for stabbing a classmate to appease a fictional character, the doc shows the story behind the highly publicized incident. more

Feb 9, 2017 5:00 AM TV & Video



Get ready to binge-watch through the holidays. Isthmus TV critic Alex Claiborne shares her top 10 TV shows of 2016. more

Dec 29, 2016 11:59 AM TV & Video

October’s television lineup is an enchanting one. From hilarious returning comedies like "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" to new, highly anticipated series like "Divorce," Sarah Jessica Parker’s return to HBO, there is a Halloween treat for everyone. more

Sep 29, 2016 2:15 PM TV & Video

August is a strange in-between month for TV, but Isthmus critic Alex Clairborne has some tips for an eclectic and enjoyable bunch of shows. more

Aug 2, 2016 5:13 PM TV & Video


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The first half of 2016 produced some superb episodes of television, so much so that it’d be a crime to wait until December to talk about them. more

Jul 15, 2016 2:30 PM TV & Video



From hilarious returning comedies like Hulu’s “Difficult People” to the dark new HBO miniseries “The Night Of,” July has several options for maximum viewing enjoyment. more

Jul 1, 2016 6:00 AM TV & Video


Casey Crafford

From dramatic comedies like Netflix’s “Grace and Frankie” to historical reboots like “Roots,” this month will be the start of some very good alternative programming. more

May 2, 2016 2:14 PM TV & Video


Chris Collins

An Isthmus writer gets a quick role change when he is asked to moderate two panels at Wizard World Madison convention. Aaron R. Conklin finds it’s different on the other side of the fans’ adoration. more

Apr 11, 2016 4:00 PM A & E



Among the celebrity guests at this year’s Wizard World comic convention (April 8-10 at Alliant Energy Center) is Scottish actress Elizabeth Henstridge, who plays scientist Jemma Simmons on the ABC television series “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” more

Apr 7, 2016 3:00 PM A & E

This year’s Wizard World Comic Con offers a chance to reconnect with one of our own: Mike Baron, the two-time Eisner-winning comic book writer who called Madison home in the 1980s and ’90s and was a contributing writer to Isthmus. more

Apr 7, 2016 5:00 AM A & E


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From “Inside Amy Schumer” to “Game of Thrones,” April television will have you laughing, crying and probably rubbing your eyes a lot because, you know, pollen. more

Apr 1, 2016 1:15 PM TV & Video


Thomas DeVillers

A nerdy, introverted reporter gets a crash course in the irresistible drama of reality television at an open casting call for MTV’s “Real World.” more

Mar 24, 2016 5:00 AM Snapshot



Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders and friends aren’t the only presidential candidates to keep an eye on in March: Returning for its fourth season, “House of Cards” finds Kevin Spacey’s Frank Underwood in the midst of a primary challenge. more

Mar 2, 2016 10:30 AM TV & Video



February is notoriously cold and dreary, but the forthcoming month’s new and returning television shows will provide the jolt you need to power through the frigid temperatures. Your couch life is about to get a little bit better. more

Jan 29, 2016 3:00 PM TV & Video

In the fourth episode of “Making a Murderer,” a news producer calls the Steven Avery story “the perfect ‘Dateline’ story,” and now the NBC newsmagazine says it’s preparing to air a new segment about the case about the convicted murderer on Jan. 29. more

Jan 26, 2016 1:34 PM TV & Video 3 Comments



Past Januarys have seen a few rare hits (like 2015’s “Empire”) but mostly spectacular misses (like 2014’s “Rake”). Despite the month’s shaky launch history, this season there’s a rather intriguing mix of new shows and returnees. more

Jan 8, 2016 11:00 AM TV & Video

“Making a Murderer” is a new Netflix documentary series that tackles the complicated story of Wisconsin’s Steven Avery, exonerated for a rape after serving 18 years in prison and then rearrested for murder. more

Dec 17, 2015 5:00 AM TV & Video 1 Comments

The December television schedule is a holiday grab bag of sorts. Or maybe it’s a white elephant exchange. The crop of shows is a bit random, but that doesn’t mean they won’t provide a few laughs and some entertainment. more

Nov 30, 2015 3:45 PM TV & Video



Most shows have already premiered by the time November rolls around, but there are still some gems coming this month, including Aziz Ansari's new Netflix series "Master of None," and "Flesh & Bone," a Starz drama about the cutthroat world of ballet. more

Nov 2, 2015 11:48 AM TV & Video