Allison Geyer


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Yume Sushi brought sushi back to State Street in December. It’s the latest addition to a group of family-run Japanese restaurants that includes Takara, Takara 88 and Ramen Station. Read more



Lili Pepper

After her breakout role starring in the Amazon series “Mozart in the Jungle,” Lola Kirke is embarking on a new path as a country singer-songwriter. The youngest of three famous sisters, she’s finding her own voice. Read more



Chiara Lanzieri

Did you forget to make plans for Valentine’s Day? There’s still hope. Check out our guide to last-minute date night ideas. Read more



Shaysa Sidebottom

Legal protections for transgender people is the next step in the fight for LGBTQ rights. Wisconsin’s antidiscrimination law still doesn’t cover gender identity. Advocates are optimistic about progress, but the Trump administration is an obstacle. Read more

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Dom Kegel

We’re leaving 2018 behind, but not without recognizing the excellent sophomore album from Madison-Milwaukee country-rock quintet Driveway Thriftdwellers. Read more



Chelsey Dequaine

Milwaukee folk duo Dead Horses debuts new song “Family Tapes,” the first in a series of self-produced tracks that depart from the band’s Americana roots. Read more


Five of Madison’s mayoral candidates met Wednesday night for a public forum on how the city can better support a vibrant arts scene. Read more




Experimental and intimate, Nook brings creative, chef-driven fine dining to Madison’s east side. Read more



Chris Lotten

Weaving together elements of doom, post-punk, glam and psych-rock, longtime Madison band Vanishing Kids continues to evolve and create after nearly 20 years. Their album, “Heavy Dreamer,” is their most ambitious — and most meaningful — project yet. Read more


Betsy Ezell conquered self-doubt, started writing music at age 35 and broke into the Madison jazz scene. Now vocalist and bandleader of the Betsy Ezell Quintet, she celebrates the release of her debut album Jan. 25 at North Street Cabaret. Read more


Launched in 2017 with the goal of supporting live music while raising money for charity, Music Makes A Difference has gone from small gigs to selling out the Majestic. Read more

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Hungry Badger Cafe

Archana and Deepak Shrestha are on a mission to provide healthy, affordable and home-cooked food for hungry UW-Madison students. Read more



Scotify Studios

Hard-working and talented, Madison indie-rock darlings Disq are finally getting some love from record labels and national attention. And they’re learning the ups and downs of the music industry. Read more


Since the Inferno closed in 2015, aficionados of the alternative arts have been spread out at one-off events throughout the city. Crucible wants to bring them under one roof. Read more


Former Madisonian and jazz saxophonist Alex Franzen celebrates the release of his debut album Dec. 22 at Communication. It’s also his engagement party. And yes, the two things are related. Read more


In the darkness of 2018, music is the light at the end of the tunnel. Read more


There’s a certain degree of hypocrisy inherent in politics. But with their statements on the lame-duck legislation, Wisconsin Republicans are saying the quiet part out loud. Read more


The #MeToo movement has targeted harassment and sexual misconduct in the workplace. But when will women be safe in public spaces? Read more



Azena Photography

Claire Bitner and her business partners spent more than a year sampling tea from all over the world to create blends for their new product line, 6 & 12 Tea Co. Read more



Amy Stocklein

La Escondida Mexican Grill has been open on South Park Street for more than a year! Perhaps the name was a self-fulfilling prophecy. But this affordable spot is worth checking out. Read more

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    Security guards closed the doors to the hearing room once committee members were inside.

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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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