Amelia Cook Fontella

Renowned early childhood educators and students from Reggio Emilia, Italy, are the stars of “The Wonder of Learning,” a traveling multimedia exhibit coming to the Central Library and Overture Center. Read more

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Lara Kastner

Where Isthmus reviewers — and Madison — have been eating and drinking since the last “Dining” special section. Here’s our summary of the scene. Read more

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Liz Lauren

American Players Theatre’s “Pericles, Prince of Tyre” is a weird and wonderful group effort that gels after a disorienting first half. Read more


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Ryan Wisniewski

Fuegos offers steak, tapas and vegan food, but may be spreading itself too thin. Still the concept of pleasing both vegans and their meat-eating friends is appealing. Read more


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Liz Lauren

‘Tis the season! American Players Theatre’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is a stunning version of Shakespeare’s magical comedy. Read more


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Melanie Nelson

The Good Food Low-Carb cafe focuses on fresh and healthy foods. The lack of carbs is just a bonus. Read more



Beth Skogen

The Madison Postpartum Collective aims to help make life with a new baby a bit easier. Providers help support new parents and families and connect them with needed resources. Read more



Paulius Musteikis

Where Isthmus reviewers — and Madison — have been eating and drinking since the last “Dining” special section. Here’s our summary of the scene. Read more

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Laura Zastrow

Monona Bakery & Eatery is a good sandwich shop, but a better Latin American restaurant. Owners Claudia Santos and Vicente Sacramento hail from Honduras and Mexico, respectively. Read more

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Zane Williams

The trauma of war follows many soldiers home. Forward Theater Company takes an earnest look at the subject in James DeVita’s adaptation of Erin Celello’s novel “Learning to Stay.” Read more



Ross Zentner

Theatre Lila’s “The Bed” is a seamless weaving of dance, story and song. This dreamy collaboration plays at the Fredric March Play Circle through March 19. Read more



Laura Zastrow

Five Star Korean BBQ has true Korean touches — but no barbecue. Still, it’s worth finding parking to eat here. Read more



Ross Zentner

In Forward Theater Company’s “Outside Mullingar,” two middle-aged farmers discover love, despite a longstanding feud between their families. Read more


If cabin fever’s struck, check out this list of 12 fun activities that will get you out of the house — and that winter-weather slump. Read more

A & E

Summit Strength & Fitness, a new climbing gym to open in Madison in January, will cater to serious climbers. Training, coaching and fitness classes will round out the offerings. Read more


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Mike Brown

“Big Fish,” a collaboration between Four Seasons Theatre and Theatre LILA, is a magical musical centered on a father-son relationship. It runs through Dec. 11 at the Overture Center. Read more


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Kat Wagner

Lady Forward takes a Wisconsin approach to the time-honored British tradition. Perfectly prepared teas arrive in gorgeous china, and homemade treats are both sweet and savory. Read more



Jennifer Andersen

New moms and other caregivers may find babywearing confusing. A new one-on-one consultancy in Madison may help. Read more



Madison Log Rolling

Thirteen of our favorite summer activities, all absolutely free, running the gamut from wet and wild to mellow and mild. Read more

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Eric Tadsen

The Ethiopian restaurant’s spicy stews and tangy injera are just as good at its new Willy Street location. And the former Jolly Bob’s has undergone an invigorating remodel, too. Read more