Catherine Capellaro

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


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



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. 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. more


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. more


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. more


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. more


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. more



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. more



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.” more


“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. more


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. more


Hannah Gadsby’s extraordinary Netflix special, “Nanette” is a storytelling masterwork. The Australian comedian takes the viewer on a journey from hilarity to heartbreak, leaving nothing on the table. more

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David Michael Miller

The Art Fair on the Square, now in its 60th year, is a thriving arts economy, benefiting a local art museum, boosting careers of working artists and infusing cash into local businesses. more

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In a new documentary, experience the quiet fierceness and the force of love that was Fred Rogers. “Mister Rogers' Neighborhood” had, at its core, a gentleness, an acceptance of all human beings. more


Professional actors turn third- and fourth-graders’ songs, stories and poems into a delightful and unexpected performance. It’s called “Whoopensocker,” and the public can see the greatest hits at Overture Center June 1 and 3. more


Riveting performances from Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams anchor the excellent “Disobedience,” a film about love and grief set in a community of Orthodox Jews in London. more


“RBG” is a new documentary that shines a light on the extraordinary life and career of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the diminutive Supreme Court Justice who is still kicking it in her mid-80s. more


Charlize Theron is a marvel as a mom on the verge of a breakdown in “Tully.” She finds relief after she gets help from a “night nanny. more



Nathan Jandl

Up-and-coming novelist Chloe Benjamin talks about the success of her latest novel, “The Immortalists,” and settling down in the Midwest. 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.