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

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Andrew Scoles insisted he had information about Brittany Zimmermann’s murder. Recently unsealed documents show he was trying to reach a deal with the Dane County District Attorney to share it. Prosecutors appeared uninterested. Now Scoles is dead. more



Bill Phelps

A timeline exploring the life and career of Dessa, the shape-shifting philosopher-poet-songwriter who’s in Madison March 30. more



Eric Tadsen

Electro-pop artist Emilie Brandt opens up about being bisexual and bipolar in her latest album. The former Madisonian plays The Frequency on March 23. more



Steven Potter

The old Red Letter News changes from “dirty bookstore” to “Lovers Playground.” The name change reflects the era’s more open attitude to sexuality. more



Madison Fire Department

A worker was stuck under a train car following an explosion at a corn processing plant in Cambria. It was a seemingly hopeless situation. Luckily, the Madison Fire Department’s Heavy Urban Rescue Team trains for exactly these types of catastrophe. more

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According to Madison Police, 26 guns were stolen from cars this year and 41 guns were swiped last year. The department hopes a social media campaign will get more people to lock their cars. more




Recent UW-Madison grad DJ Mando’s career is taking off. He’s played Summerfest and Freakfest and toured to Amsterdam with Lucien Parker. And the energetic crowd-pleaser is just getting started. more



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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Steven Potter

When Joyce Cullen and Jo Um moved to Madison, there was one thing the friends craved but couldn’t find: their favorite juice. So they opened their own shop. more



David Michael Miller

It’s tough for local rappers to book shows in the Madison market. A new city task force is charged with looking at problems — and coming up with solutions. more



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



Nick Berard

AtwoodFest, the ever-growing east side street festival, pays tribute to the “Funky Drummer” Clyde Stubblefield with a headlining set by the Clyde Stubblefield All-Stars and a stage dedicated in his honor. more


Clyde Stubblefield lives on in many ways. But one of the more interesting tributes that has cropped up since his death in February is in the form of a coloring book, created by Carolynn Schwartz, the lead singer for the Clyde Stubblefield All Stars. more



Jonathan Mannion

Madison-born Minneapolis rapper Brother Ali talks to Isthmus in advance of his headlining slot at Live on King Street July 28. more



Chris Monaghan

“Royal Mint,” a new album from the Cash Box Kings, has a classic Chicago blues sound, but the content is distinctly modern. They play the Knuckle Down Saloon on July 1. more


One of the most fascinating figures in modern music history gets a flat, Hollywood treatment in “All Eyez on Me,” a biopic on Tupac Shakur. more



Mark Pajari

Phat Phunktion, a Madison institution for two decades, has released a terrific new live album and Blu-ray. more


Scott Foval admits he screwed up by running his mouth about political dirty tricks to a Project Veritas operative. But he says everything shown in the videos is simply a lie. more

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Ella’s Deli is for sale. Longtime owners Ken and Judy Balkin want to retire. more

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    Since losing his legs in the accident, Collin Vander Galien has been learning to use both a wheelchair and prosthetic legs. “I’m trying to make a normal life.”