Shelby Criswell


  • Tangent to become Vintage

    A big win at the Great American Beer Festival prompts Vintage to make some changes. Tangent, its downtown location, will be renamed to highlight its Vintage connection. Read more


  • Five new restaurants you need to try in Madison, Wisconsin

    Where should you be eating? These five spots took top honors in our 2019 reader poll for favorite new restaurant. Read more


  • Petit monde

    WOS-sup? A pilgrimage to the epicenter of French Packers fandom. Read more

  • Electrifying change

    Will e-bikes and electric scooters get more people out of their cars, reduce climate-changing pollution and make us all healthier? Or will they wreak chaos on city streets and overrun quiet recreational areas? Either way, change is coming. Read more


  • Too hot to handle

    The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection was charged with testing hemp fields to ensure the crop didn’t contain too much THC. The agency had 18 inspectors to collect and test thousands of samples within a matter of weeks. Read more



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  • Wisconsin Book Festival

    10/17-20, with free readings & discussions at Central Library and other downtown venues. Read more

    Oct 17, 2019Oct 20, 2019

    Books Isthmus Picks Wisconsin Book Festival

  • Wisconsin Science Festival

    Workshops, exhibits, film screenings, demonstrations & hands-on activities for all ages, 10/17-20, UW Discovery Building & other locations statewide. Free (materials/admission fee for some activities). Click through for event highlights. Read more

    Oct 17, 2019Oct 20, 2019

    Isthmus Picks Kids & Family Special Events

  • Oct 17, 2019

    6:00 PM

    Bos Meadery

    Isthmus Picks Music

  • Dog Sees God

    StageQ checks in on what could have happened to the Peanuts gang as teenagers, 10/4-19, Bartell Theatre, at 7:30 pm Thursdays-Saturdays (2 pm on 10/19), plus 2 pm Sunday 10/13. $20. Read more

    Oct 17, 2019

    7:30 PM

    Bartell Theatre

    Isthmus Picks Theater & Dance

  • Held: A Musical Fantasy

    Music Theatre of Madison, Arts for All Wisconsin & XTension Dance Company production of Kelly Maxwell and Meghan Rose's story of three trapped friends: 7 pm, 10/11, Arts for All; 7 pm, 10/12, Forte Studios, Mount Horeb; 7:30 pm, 10/17-19, Threshold. Read more

    Oct 17, 2019

    7:30 PM

    Isthmus Picks Theater & Dance

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