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  • Kenosha at the center

    Staff writer Dylan Brogan reports from Kenosha as the city struggles to understand what comes next after the police shooting of Jacob Blake — and contends with a visit from President Donald Trump and his supporters. Read more


  • We are what we eat

    There is that one dish. You know the one. The one you crave, the one you simply cannot not order. If you don’t already know about these dishes, we hope you’ll try them and love them too. Read more

  • Rain, rain, go away

    COVID-19 crops up on campus and some restaurants close. Overall, the plan is still for dining outdoors, despite a cool exit for summer. Read more

  • Editing our future

    “Human Nature” is a new documentary featuring UW-Madison bioethicist Alta Charo. It looks at the ethical implications of the gene-editing technology known as CRISPR. Read more

  • Unhappy trails

    In recent years, local cross-country skiers had one place to go when Mother Nature was not cooperative: Madison’s Elver Park. Another facility with snowmaking abilities is on hold. Read more



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  • Hill & Valley Exploration Tour

    Events celebrating rural living, 9/19-20 & 26-27, Richland and Sauk counties; kick-off 5-8 pm, 9/18, Reedsburg City Park. Read more

    Sep 20, 2020

    Isthmus Picks Special Events

  • RSVP for University League Fall Coffee

    With video performance of "Dolley Madison: The Lady Who Saved Washington," by Jessica Michna, 10 am, 9/23, via Zoom. Free. RSVP by 9/20 for link. Read more

    Sep 20, 2020

    Isthmus Picks Lectures & Seminars

  • ONLINE: Paul Begala

    Discussing "You're Fired: The Perfect Guide to Beating Donald Trump," new book (Wisconsin Book Festival). RSVP for link. Read more

    Sep 21, 2020

    7:00 PM

    Books Isthmus Picks Politics & Activism Wisconsin Book Festival

  • MSCR Pontoon Boat Rides

    Madison School and Community Recreation rides, 5:30 pm Tuesdays & Thursdays and 1:30 & 3:15 pm Sundays, Tenney Park; 1:30 & 2:45 pm Fridays, Warner Park boat launch, 1201 Woodward Drive. $5 donation. Read more

    Sep 22, 2020

    5:30 PM

    Tenney Park

    Isthmus Picks Recreation

  • ONLINE: Improving Communication Access in Healthcare during COVID-19 and Beyond

    UW Department of Sociology "Forward: The Wisconsin Idea, Past & Present" series lecture by Sarah Marshall. RSVP for link: Read more

    Sep 22, 2020

    6:00 PM

    Isthmus Picks Lectures & Seminars

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