• A rotten year

    A lot people in Madison are wondering what the hell is happening in our schools. Even Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham has called it a “trying year.” Isthmus talked to nearly 30 teachers to find out what’s happening behind the scenes. Read more


  • A cut above

    Handmade tortillas and classic Mexican street food are perfectly executed at Senor Machetes. Read more

  • Park Place

    For more than 100 years, architects and planners have dreamed of ways to better connect downtown with Lake Monona with a signature park. Now the city is starting the process that could make it a reality. Read more

  • Not so happy trails

    A Dane County judge in 2016 blocked the DNR from moving forward with plans for a snowmobile route that would have displaced one of the most popular cross country ski trails at Blue Mound State Park. But the snowmobile lobby is pushing the issue agai Read more

  • Going up the country

    Ziggy the cat might have been the Willy Street neighborhood’s most popular resident. If you’ve missed him lately, don’t worry. Ziggy has retired to a country estate and is doing just fine, though he misses his old neighborhood buds. Read more

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