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Catherine Capellaro

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Beth Skogen

Catherine Capellaro spends time with Sammy, a friendly poodle mix touring the country with the musical “Finding Neverland,” and his understudy, Lexie. Read more

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After seeing both the indie documentary and the Hollywood film, Catherine Capellaro is happy to report that both films capture the essence of Mark Hogancamp, the artist who creates a fantasy world after a horrific beating. Read more

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Forget top-10 lists. Isthmus arts & culture editor Catherine Capellaro writes about 11 films that opened her heart or blew her mind in 2018. Read more

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Director Yorgos Lanthimos has created a masterpiece in “The Favourite,” a behind-the-scenes palace thriller featuring a trio of strong women. Read more

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Beth Skogen

Catherine Capellaro is living the dream: hanging out in a roomful of puppies at Puppy Yoga at the Puppy Den. Read more

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Catherine Capellaro talks to Aaron Backer, executive director of Wisconsin Academy for Graduate Service Dogs and his “demo dog,” Ian, about the importance of service dogs and the distinction between service and emotional support animals. Read more

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We love dogs. And we love watching dogs — in real life and onscreen. Here are some of Isthmus’ favorite movies (and one TV episode) featuring canines and their humans. Read more

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Madison native Patrick Rothfuss remembers bookstores all along State Street. It’s one of the reasons the international bestselling author has become a partner in A Room of One’s Own. Read more

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East High students dig into lessons from World War I, with lectures on the Middle East, Putin’s rise and white supremacy. Read more

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The new documentary “Love, Gilda” is a loving, risk-free way to get to know the luminous Gilda Radner. Read more

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Kevin Penczak

When Nestor Gomez came to the U.S. at age 15, he could barely speak due to a stutter. Now he’s a 35-time Moth StorySLAM winner. He’ll be at the Moth GrandSLAM Championship on Oct. 19 at the Barrymore Theatre. Read more

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Maria Bamford, whose no-holds-barred comedy tackles sexism, consumerism and mental illness, talks about her pugs, her loving parents and bringing it all to the table in her stand-up act. Read more

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The “Bisbee Deportation” on July 12, 1917, resulted in the brutal death of 1,200 immigrant mine workers. A new film, “Bisbee ’17,” explores the past by gathering locals to confront and reenact the events. Read more

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What timing! Catherine Capellaro talks to Rebecca Traister, author of Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger. Traister speaks at the Wisconsin Book Festival on Oct. 13. Read more

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The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art has launched its fall Spotlight Cinema series. Don’t miss the amazing documentary, “Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda,” which screens on Oct. 10 at the museum. Read more

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Benjamin Zastrow

The backside of the East Side Shopping Center undergoes a dramatic transformation, from somewhat sketchy to bright and welcoming. The opening ceremony of “Mural Alley” is a vibrant celebration of one of Madison’s underserved communities. Read more

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Lili Luxe talks to Catherine Capellaro about the joy of burlesque, cultivating a culture of consent and an upcoming event at Majestic Theatre on National Go Topless Day that will celebrate nipple equality while raising funds for Rape Crisis Center. Read more

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Liz Lauren

George Bernard Shaw’s finely tuned satire merges perfectly with the comic timing of an A-team cast in American Players Theatre’s “Heartbreak House.” Read more

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“Sorry to Bother You” is a hilarious comedy and a critique of capitalism, all wrapped up in a bizarre plot centered around a hapless telemarketer. Read more

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A damaged father and resilient daughter live together in the forest in “Leave No Trace,” the transformative new feature from Debra Granik (“Winter’s Bone”). The director once again shows her mastery of storytelling and character development. Read more

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    Visitors may experience the sensation of entering a three-dimensional blueprint..

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    Madison women joined an estimated half-million protesters from around the country.

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    Fiona Wolfe (left) and Wei Li Werner, both East High seniors, on the 36-hour journey.

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    As the sun set, thousands of protesters deposited signs along the fences surrounding the White House.