Holly Henschen

Threshold, the colorful coworking and event space on Atwood Avenue, is hosting a five-day celebration of interdisciplinary arts, all related to protecting the Earth. Read more

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Miss Eaves, the creator of the unofficial roller derby hit “Thunder Thighs,” grooves into North Street Cabaret on her “Unapologetic AF” tour. Read more


Fourteen book clubs are meeting around Madison to discuss the upcoming visit from queer activist and poet Sonya Renee Taylor, author of “The Body Is Not an Apology.” She’s at Madison College March 11. Read more




After stories of discrimination and harassment surfaced at Plan B, the club has closed down. Now founder Rico Sabatini is back in, and the club is reopening as Prism on March 1. Read more


“The Curiosities,” a sophomore novel by Madison attorney Susan Gloss, pictures life among complicated creatives in an artists’ colony. Read more


Max Rammer had a diving accident in 2017 that left his arms and legs paralyzed. Despite obstacles, he released an eight-track EP just a little over a year later. Read more

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Rob Lundberg, who is pursuing degrees in law and environmental studies at UW-Madison, creates a new multimedia event, “Displaced Horizons.” It grew out of his fascination with water systems. Read more


Isthmus' music writers weigh in on the season's most promising concerts, at venues large and small. Read more

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Jeff Klawes

Zak Stowe made national news after his conservative college spiked a production of "Inherit the Wind." Now the young director has found a theater home directing “Southern Baptist Sissies” for StageQ. Read more

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Middleton-Cross Plains elementary teachers asked to reexamine using Laura Ingalls Wilder’s books after the popular “Little House on the Prairie” author’s name is removed from a major children’s book award. Read more

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Latasia Dhami

Trinity Lutheran Church unveils a marvelous new mural facing its parking lot. It’s a bold and colorful visual expression of the church’s service-driven mission. Read more

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Cadence & Eli Photography

Verona native Sally Franson’s “A Lady’s Guide to Selling Out” is a fast-paced look at modern office culture. Catch the author at her hometown library on July 9. Read more


Serbian-born flutist Iva Ugrćič faced discrimination and harassment in her homeland. Then she moved to Madison, and found there was still lots of work to be done. She’s launched LunART festival to address the disparities. Read more


“Somos Latinas” is a new book from the Wisconsin Historical Society Press documenting the important contributions of the state’s Latina activists. It’s based on an ongoing oral history project. Read more


Wauwatosa author Brice D. Smith’s own transition from female to male was spurred by a longtime research project about trans pioneer Lou Sullivan. His biography of Sullivan was released recently by Transgress Press. Read more


In “Flying at Night,” a distinctly Madison novel, an artist struggles to balance care for an elderly father and a son diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Read more


Wild and Scenic Film Festival hopes to inspire future water protectors. Former UW-Oshkosh student Luke Stevens’ documentary is on the bill. Read more


The documentary “Circle Up” explores the potential of Native American-style talking circles in restorative justice initiatives. Members of the Dane County Timebank hope the film will inspire Madison to expand the programs in operation here. Read more


“Shhh….”, a new exhibit at Arts + Literature Laboratory, artists riff on World War II propaganda posters. A multimedia opening event includes karaoke by DACA Read more

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Samantha Dutcher

It’s been 10 years since Emily Mills and Jesse Russell launched a raunchy, inclusive event on the same night as the Frostiball. The organizers say the apocalypse-themed masquerade at the Majestic on Jan. 27 will be the finale. Read more