Holly Henschen



At the Crucible’s “Hush” dance night, the sounds, lights and other stimuli are kept at a low level, so people who are sensitive to bright lights and thumping bass can join the party. Read more

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David DeSilva

Cara Ho, a professional musician and dancer, teaches dance to people with and without disabilities. She’s also an electronic musician headlining this weekend’s Disability Pride Festival. Read more



Kenny Rosales

All are welcome at Queer Yoga, where “When you say ‘shake it out,’ people actually do it.” Read more


“Inside Stories” is a new podcast that mines Madison’s rich audio vaults for tales and tips on how to connect. Read more

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Lights for Liberty protest

Holly Henschen

On Friday, Madisonians protested both the conditions in facilities where asylum seekers are being held and a national raid on undocumented immigrants set to begin on Sunday. The protest coincided with dozens around the country. Read more


UW-Madison students find inspiration in world textiles in Promega Corporation’s summer showcase exhibit, inspired by the UW-Madison’s massive Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection. Read more

Visual Arts

World Naked Bike Ride

Beth Skogen

About 150 people participated in Madison’s World Naked Bike Ride this year. Writer Holly Henschen applies thick layers of sunscreen and joins the “sublime community experience.” Read more


Arts + Literature Lab hosts an exhibit from 10 artists selected for CSArt, an art share program modeled after community supported agriculture. The artists say the benefits go beyond financial. Read more

Visual Arts



BingBong didn’t want to record its next album in a boring studio. So they invited their friends and threw a party in a secret, undisclosed space on the east side. Read more


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

Visual Arts

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

Visual Arts

  • Lights for Liberty protest

    Holly Henschen

    Lights for Liberty protest

    Hundreds marched down West Washington Avenue where they joined a vigil protest against U.S. treatment of immigrants and refugees.