Colton Dunham

May 7 is Free Comic Book Day. Isthmus used the occasion to visit some Madison comic book retailers to find out whether the flood of superhero films affects their day-to-day operations. Read more


While some popular flicks have been sold out, there’s still plenty of chances to catch titles you won’t see anywhere else at the 2016 Wisconsin Film Festival. Here, Isthmus critics weigh in on some films that have the power to captivate or disturb. Read more

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Gillian Blake

“Rumors of Truth,” the winner of the 2009 Wisconsin Wrights contest, gets a world premiere at the Bartell Theatre. Read more



Lauren Justice

​Broacasting from Monona City Hall, the “Voice of Monona” provides opportunities for citizen input. Read more

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Michael Grecco

The new Chris Farley documentary — which screens at the Orpheum Theater Aug. 8, airs on Spike TV Aug. 10 and is available via video on demand and iTunes Aug. 11 — is a gentle reminder of a comedic legacy. Read more