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Sharing the stories of working people has defined the remarkable 50-year career of documentarian Julia Reichert. She’s at Cinematheque on Nov. 16 with “Seeing Red: Stories of American Communists.” Read more

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David Michael Miller

Isthmus reporter Dylan Brogan traveled to Burlington, VT to see how people are faring since the arrival of F-35 fighter jets at their Air National Guard base. Read more

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Philip Ashby

Madison was a great incubator for classic mid-century homes, including many Wright-influenced ranches. Once spurned, these homes are perfect for 21st century needs and ripe for renovations. Read more

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Mary Langenfeld

Wisconsin is one of 10 states in the country that does not require students to take a dedicated course in civics. Could that be part of the reason we have low interest in public service, decreasing media literacy and a growing partisan divide? Read more

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Although it may be haunted by the ghost of Joel Gersmann, Broom Street Theater has moved beyond the 1960s counterculture while still staying true to its roots. Read more

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Scott Feiner

In just two shows, Catherine Capellaro went from being a Joel Gersmann favorite to a spot on his blacklist. She shares her recollections of working with Joel alongside this week’s Isthmus cover story. Read more

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Will e-bikes and electric scooters get more people out of their cars, reduce climate-changing pollution and make us all healthier? Or will they wreak chaos on city streets and overrun quiet recreational areas? Either way, change is coming. Read more

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Carolyn Fath Ashby

It might seem like a miracle today, but 30 years ago Democrats and Republicans came together to protect the Lower Wisconsin Riverway. Will politics ever again work so well? Read more

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Stephanie Hofmann

When Madison Circus Space reopens in October, it will reflect the growing popularity and expanded definition of the circus arts. Read more

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UW-Madison was built on land where the Ho-Chunk people lived for at least 12,000 years before white settlers forced them out. The university is trying to acknowledge this painful history with the Our Shared Future endeavor. Read more

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Sarah Decker

Madison venues, from massive to tiny, are hosting memorable concerts this winter and fall. Isthmus’ music writers teamed up to share their favorite picks. Read more

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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

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David Michael Miller

In the early 1960s, Madison destroyed much of the Greenbush neighborhood, dislocating 1,150 people. Now the city is eyeing redevelopment of the so-called Triangle. Will it get it right this time? Read more

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Sharon Vanorny

Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes is Wisconsin’s second highest state office holder. Just two years ago, his political future was uncertain. Isthmus finds out how Barnes got here and why he wants to clear the air about some bumps along the way. Read more

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Carolyn Fath Ashby

In April 2017, Joseph Jakubowski seized a small arsenal from a Janesville gun store, sent a 161-page handwritten manifesto to President Donald Trump, and set out to lead the nation in open rebellion against the government. Read more

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Tiia Öhman

House on the Rock. If you live here, you probably know it. But the futuristic home turned tawdry museum is gaining new interest from fans of American Gods. Read more

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Madison has a lot of museums but not one is devoted to its own history. Without a history museum, is the city losing the stories and artifacts that show us how we have evolved and who we are? Read more

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Carolyn Fath Ashby

Alan Robinson is a notable contrast to the stereotypical gray-haired, white hippies with ponytails who are typically associated with marijuana activism. He’s taking NORML Wisconsin into the Capitol, trying to shift the conversation. Read more

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Althea Dotzour

Women are constantly criticized for how they sound. Their voices are shrill, harsh, grating. The list goes on. Veronica Rueckert has a new book out on the phenomenon. Read more

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The Stonewall riots turn 50 this year. But gay liberation was in play years before — even in Wisconsin — as a new book by Dick Wagner chronicles. Read more

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