Allison Geyer

In 2009, the Overture Center named its high school music theater awards after Lodi native Tom Wopat, who played Luke Duke on “The Dukes of Hazzard.” After Wopat was accused of indecent assault, Overture announced it is severing ties with the namesake more

Oct 23, 2017 2:15 PM Stage

Anointed One Soul Food Restaurant opened Oct. 17 on Madison’s west side. The new business aims to fill the soul food void in our city and in our stomachs. more

Oct 19, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK


Carolyn Fath

After numerous delays, the city of Madison and Chicago-based Baum Development are about to close on the sale of the Garver Feed Mill. But the project still has a long way to go. more

Oct 19, 2017 5:00 AM News


Hedi Lamarr Rudd

If you haven’t been to Madison’s Moth StorySLAM yet, there’s still time to see the best of the best — 10 winners from previous slams will face off Oct. 27 at the Barrymore Theater. more

Oct 19, 2017 5:00 AM Stage

Square Wine Co. and Table Wine joining forces and raising funds to help California’s wine country recover after last week’s deadly wildfires. more

Oct 18, 2017 11:53 AM Food News

Winnebago Studios is getting torn down this spring to make way for a new housing development. But unlike some gentrification stories, this one might have a happy ending for the soon-to-be displaced artists. more

Oct 12, 2017 5:00 AM News


Robyn Von Swank

Married standup comedians Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher are helping bring LGBTQ narratives into the mainstream. And their comedy is inseparable from their activism. more

Oct 12, 2017 5:00 AM Stage

A dedicated group of cat lovers raised thousands to help Cat Café Mad stay in business. Soon you’ll be able to get a coffee and a crepe to go with your kitty snuggles. more

Oct 12, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK 1 Comments


Mark Anunson

Madison’s east side is home to a growing distillery district. Two of the newest players talk about the industry, which is gearing up for a boom. more

Oct 5, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Drinks


Nadya Kwandibens

A community choir of 35 Madison-area singers will join acclaimed Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq on stage Oct. 7 at the Wisconsin Union Theater. more

Oct 5, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC

From exploring obscure regions to scoring entry-level juice from a top-rated producer, there are plenty of ways to experience the world of wine without breaking the bank. more

Oct 5, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Drinks


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Artist and activist Tara Whitsett loves fermented foods so much she’s spent the last three years traveling the country and spreading the word about fermentation. Hear from her and other experts at Fermentation Fest, Oct. 6-8 and 13-15 in Reedsburg. more

Sep 28, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK


Carolyn Fath

Over the last 10 years, Majestic Theatre owners Scott Leslie and Matt Gerding have transformed the historic venue with a troubled past into an anchor of an up-and-coming downtown neighborhood. more

Sep 28, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC


Dana Dufek

There’s a subtle art to balancing education with inebriation, but Madison Cocktail Week pulls it off with aplomb. The third annual event returns Oct. 10-15 at locations around the city. more

Sep 21, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK

Madison’s annual Riot Grrrl celebration is back for its fifth, and possibly final, year in Madison. Organizer Dave Bonson reflects on his involvement with the festival. more

Sep 21, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC


James Gill

The first arts-related project funded by the UW2020 project, the new Electro-Acoustic Research Space at UW-Madison is an experimental playground for electronic musicians of all levels more

Sep 14, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot


Laura Zastrow

When you’re living a low-carb, Paleo or gluten-free lifestyle, eating out for lunch usually means you’re having a salad. Lettuce wraps help scratch the sandwich itch without the bread. more

Sep 14, 2017 5:00 AM Reviews


Juliet Goodman

We’ve got Inuit throat singing, feminist hip-hop, shoegaze, punk, ska, prog rock and a host of other concerts coming up from now until the end of the year. Get your calendars out. It’s time for Isthmus’ fall music preview. more

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Allison Geyer

It’s not your imagination — conventionally grown produce doesn’t taste as good as organic heirloom varieties. The Seed to Kitchen program at UW-Madison aims to restore lost flavor by collaborating with breeders, growers, chefs and consumers. more

Sep 7, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK

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From academic advisors to athletic trainers to nutritionists, it takes a whole village to support the more than 800 student-athletes at UW-Madison. more

Aug 31, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories