Allison Geyer


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Believed to be the most archaeologically rich campus in the nation, UW-Madison is built atop ancient Native American villages and burial sites that date back 12,000 years. A cultural landscape tour brings this history alive for new generations. more



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Why grab dinner for date night anymore? Try this two-step strategy instead. more


On the weekend of the Fall Equinox, a beautiful farm north of Madison will transform into a two-day art and music festival, and the lineup is absolutely stacked with local talent. more


Isthmus' music writers weigh in on the season's most promising concerts, at venues large and small. more

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On “Big Dogs,” the new album from Madison indie-pop duo Seasaw, Meg Golz and Eve Wilczewski have evolved from their quirky folk roots to embrace a more driving rock sound. more



Amanda Mills

The label “Americana” usually brings to mind genres like traditional folk, bluegrass or country. But the Milwaukee duo Nickel & Rose is redefining the style by infusing bluegrass with African and African American sounds. more



Dana Dufek

Frustrated with the selection of ready-to-drink cocktails at liquor stores, longtime Madison bartender Tom Dufek set out to create something better. His new company, Plain Spoke Cocktails, puts high-end mixology in a can. more


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Beth McConnell

Beautiful. Colorful. Instagrammable. And maybe even healthy? Numerous lifestyle trends converge at Frutta Bowls, the newest spot for smoothies and more on State Street. more



Wren Logan

Updated: On Wednesday, the state Group Insurance Board voted to end a blanket ban on providing coverage for gender-affirming health care for transgender state employees. more



Alyssa Eidsness

The personal has always been political, and there’s nothing more personal than sharing a meal. At some Madison restaurants, food comes with a side of social justice. more

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Eric Tadsen

According to some, we’re living in the golden age of drag. Pop culture phenomenons like RuPaul’s Drag Race have made the art form more popular — and more visible — than ever. You already know the queens. It’s time to meet the kings. more


Shelia Stubbs missed her daughter’s wedding last Saturday to campaign for the 77th Assembly District seat. It paid off on Tuesday, when she bested three other Democratic candidates and sealed her victory. more

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Chelsey DeQuaine

With less than a week to go before the primary election, seven of the eight Democratic gubernatorial candidates met for a forum, hoping to convince undecided voters that they’re the best person to beat Gov. Scott Walker in November. more



Tommy Washbush

So far, nobody’s getting rich and famous off the efforts, but Madison’s independent record labels are booming. And the effects are being felt on the local music scene. more


While some local record labels focus on promoting Madison-based bands and artists, others seek out national and even international acts. more


One of the most famous chefs in the world, Jacques Pépin wrote the book on French culinary technique — literally. In October, the culinary legend is visiting Madison for a series of meals and a walk around the Dane County Farmers’ Market. more

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Laura Zastrow

After her post-punk trio Bugatti Type 35 disbanded in the early 2000s, Wendy Schneider stopped writing music for about 10 years. Now she’s back with a new band, Howler, and a brand new EP. more



Alya Sulaiman

After meeting through mutual friends, two local musicians formed a duo and entered 105.5 Triple M’s songwriting competition, Project M. The project has evolved into a full band, and the North Code has a fresh new album. more


After a new online ordering platform quietly launched in Madison, some restaurateurs were surprised to get mysterious take-out orders that nobody ever showed up to claim. more



Thomas DeVillers

Wisconsin isn’t exactly the first place that comes to mind when people talk about wine country. But local vinters have been working hard to change that perception. more

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    Jacob DeHaven (left) and Tori Vancil, who will serve as cafe manager, are part of the team transforming the lodge.

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    Ice cream creations as pretty as they are sweet.

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    Culinary corn from UW-Madison plant breeder Bill Tracy is bred for flavor.