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Shawn Harper

Madison is a creative city. Want proof? Here’s our guide to upcoming highlights in theater, dance, visual arts and classical music. more

Sep 21, 2017 5:00 AM , , , Isthmus Cover Stories

Charlie Sykes is dumbfounded by accusations that his opposition to Trump is driven by expediency. While Paul Ryan and Reince Priebus moved into positions of influence, Sykes is out in the cold. “An opportunist goes with the power, not into exile.” more

Sep 14, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 6 Comments

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Juliet Goodman

We’ve got Inuit throat singing, feminist hip-hop, shoegaze, punk, ska, prog rock and a host of other concerts coming up from now until the end of the year. Get your calendars out. It’s time for Isthmus’ fall music preview. more

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Millions of people have passed through Camp Randall, which celebrates its 100th birthday this year. It’s the oldest stadium in the Big Ten. more

Aug 31, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories

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David Stluka/UW Athletics

Notre Dame may be the home of Rudy, but Wisconsin football is where walk-ons really thrive. more

Aug 31, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories

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Jeff Miller/UW-Madison

According to Bovada’s Las Vegas Superbook’s college football odds, the Badgers have a 20 to 1 chance of winning the 2018 National Championship — the same as Michigan and Penn State. Getting there won’t be easy, but it could sure be fun. more

Aug 31, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 1 Comments

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David Michael Miller

I realized that the odds of my own son suffering a catastrophic injury — be it from a late hit or a freak injury — were slim. But, I imagine, so did the parents of those young football players who died. more

Aug 31, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 3 Comments

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David Stluka/UW Athletics

From academic advisors to athletic trainers to nutritionists, it takes a whole village to support the more than 800 student-athletes at UW-Madison. more

Aug 31, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories

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Jeff Miller/UW Communications

As Steve Carpenter, one of the world’s most respected ecological thinkers, retires from the UW Center for Limnology, he sounds a warning for Lake Mendota. more

Aug 24, 2017 5:01 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 2 Comments

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James Gill

Japanese fly fishing offers a radical simplicity, in contrast to equipment-focused Western fly fishing. Madison’s Matt Sment is an ambassador for the sport. more

Aug 17, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories

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Thomas Yonash

Ace Hillard never quite fit in at UW-Madison. But joining a sorority changed all that. A transgender man, Hillard says his closest support system on campus has always come from his sorority sisters. more

Aug 10, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 2 Comments

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Tommy Washbush

Madison has struggled to nurture its rap scene, but we’ve got some real talent here: Read about seven hip-hop acts that are making a mark. more

Aug 3, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC

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David Michael Miller

Our cover story this week is all about Monona. Staff writer Dylan Brogan talks to Mayor Mary O’Connor about what makes this small city tick. more

Jul 27, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories

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Wisconsin Historical Society

Where did Monona come from? The town of Blooming Grove, of course. It was also once a center or bootlegging and prostitution. more

Jul 27, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories

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Carolyn Fath

David Prosser has been retired from the Wisconsin Supreme Court for nearly a year. A former legislator, he’s now looking deeper into state policy issues and some matters that came before him on the court. more

Jul 20, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories

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Carolyn Fath

Gov. Scott Walker and Senate Republicans want to borrow money to plug the transportation funding gap; Speaker Robin Vos wants to raise revenue. Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser offers his five-step plan for breaking the impasse. more

Jul 20, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 7 Comments

Locally grown cut flowers are clean, green and in demand. And Madison is ahead of the curve in supplying them. more

Jul 13, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 2 Comments

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Todd Hubler

Amy Kerwin deliberately located Primates Inc. Monkey Sanctuary — which opens in October with three monkeys — near UW-Madison. “If the UW sees the successes of our working with other labs, I think its employees will want to come on board.” more

Jul 6, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 9 Comments

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Colleen Hayes

Depending on how you count it, Wisconsin’s Capitol building is either its third or fifth. This week it turns 100. more

Jun 29, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories

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Eric Tadsen

One of Madison’s best-known attorneys, Lester Pines has built a law practice rooted in social justice and progressive values. He inherited his independent streak from previous generations of immigrants who weren’t afraid to stand up against injustice more

Jun 22, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 5 Comments