Citizen Dave


  • Law & Disorder

    The Dane County District Attorney’s Office used to be a plum job for prosecutors in the state. But many judges, attorneys and others say the office is struggling under Ismael Ozanne. Turnover is high, cases are getting tossed and morale is low. Read more


  • A little bit French, a little bit Wisco

    Chef Evan Dannells has done stints at L’Etoile and Merchant, and he was one of the partners who opened the lost gem that was 4 & 20 Bakery and Cafe. Now he’s running his own show in the space formerly occupied by Oliver’s Public House. Read more


  • Buyout is bad news for Wisconsin

    The shareholders of Gannett, which owns the Journal Sentinel, and GateHouse, have voted to merge. The parent company of GateHouse — New Media — will own just over 50 percent of the new entity. New Media’s reputation precedes it. Read more

  • Viking vessels, simple spoons

    Do you need another mug in your life? Probably not. Do you need a hand-turned wooden mug made according to 13th century specifications? Tom Bartlett of Sylva Spoon might argue yes. Read more

  • Civic envy

    Many Madisonians have long pined for a public market and a modern mass transit system. Meanwhile, roughly 80 miles away, Milwaukee has ticked both off of its to-do list. How did the city do it and what can Madison learn? Read more