Howard Hardee


Ilana Natasha

Distilling is John Mleziva’s fourth career. But the fourth time’s the charm considering the success of his State Line Distillery. Read more

Isthmus Drinks

A leaked Air Force memo concedes that afterburners are likely to be used much more frequently with F-35 fighter jets at Truax than originally claimed. The auxiliary burners are used for an extra boost — and they’re intensely loud. Read more

News 7 Comments


David Michael Miller

An environmental study found that F-35s would make life unpleasant — perhaps unlivable — for some people living near Truax Field. For residents, the silence from local officials is deafening. Read more

News 9 Comments


David Michael Miller

Many come for the university of well-paid jobs in the health or tech sectors. Whatever their motivation, young adults are moving to Madison by the tens of thousands. Read more

Isthmus Cover Stories 2 Comments

Simon Joyner, a prolific songwriter from Omaha, Nebraska, brings his extensive catalog to an intimate show at Communication on Aug. 27. Read more


News-Brabender-Adam-crCarolynFathAshby-08152019 2.jpg

Carolyn Fath Ashby

The recently formed Disability Rights Caucus of the Democratic Party wants people with disabilities to be heard in the democratic process. Read more


In May, the developer for Madison’s Housing First strategy announced its third apartment project proposal was dead. Now the city plans to go back to drawing board to evaluate what’s gone wrong with the approach. Read more

News 1 Comments

Local and regional concert series and music festivals are outdoing themselves this year. Here’s some we recommend rocking wristbands for this summer. Read more

Isthmus Summertimes


Howard Hardee

On April 20, about 50 people loaded up on beer and hit the streets to clean them up for Madison’s first Drunk in Public Picking Up Litter. Read more



Coburn Dukehart/WCIJ

The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism is an all-consuming endeavor for veteran journalists Andy and Dee Hall. The two have grown the nonprofit startup into an organization with a national audience of millions. Read more

Isthmus Cover Stories 2 Comments


Laura Zastrow

Where Isthmus reviewers — and Madison — have been eating and drinking since the last “Dining” special section. Here’s our summary of the scene. Read more

, , , , , , Isthmus Dining

Propeller Health’s David Van Sickle focuses on a digital treatment for asthma. It’s part of a lifetime’s interest in aiding those who have difficulty breathing. Read more



Shervin Lainez

Liz Cooper & the Stampede depart Nashville for a tour with a special blend of roots-rock with tinges of psychedelia. They’re at the High Noon Saloon on March 13. Read more


There is a deep history of African American farms and cooperative living strategies. UW-Madison professor of environmental justice Monica M. White writes of its impact on farming movements of today in her new book, "Freedom Farmers." Read more

Food News

The Wisconsin chapter of Pink Boots Society is raising awareness of women in the beer industry. Erica DeAnda, a brewer at Octopi Brewing, and the group are brewing a special beer for scholarships. Read more


Madison knifemaker Isaiah Schroeder discusses the process of hand-making his Japanese-style knives. The knives are so popular, he can barely keep up with demand. Read more


All three candidates for the east-side Common Council seat being vacated by David Ahrens, say they want to serve their neighborhoods and fight for a more equitable city. Read more


Common Council candidates on the near west side see weighty issues facing Madison, including a dire need for affordable housing and pressures of development. Read more



James Heimer

Madison is trying to end homelessness with a Housing First strategy. But is the company it selected to oversee its new developments the best fit? Read more

Isthmus Cover Stories 2 Comments


Shaysa Sidebottom

More women are becoming brewmasters or work brewing beer. Perception of women as beer lightweights is fading slowly but surely. Read more


  • Snapshot-DIPPUL_crHowardHardee05022019.jpg

    Howard Hardee

    Before heading out to pick up trash, David McGarey (left) tests his DIPPUL stick while Zach Armstrong (right) takes a sip from a beer hoisted in one.