Steven Potter


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

Sep 6, 2017 10:12 AM FOOD & DRINK


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


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

Aug 3, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC

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

Jul 27, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC


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

Jul 27, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC


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

Jul 20, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC


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

Jun 22, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC

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

Jun 16, 2017 11:45 AM Movies


Mark Pajari

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

Jun 8, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC

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

May 18, 2017 5:00 AM News 2 Comments

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

May 17, 2017 10:00 AM FOOD & DRINK 2 Comments


Steven Potter

Late last month, Andrea Irwin settled a lawsuit against the officer who killed her son for a record $3.35 million. But she has found no vindication or peace from the legal victory. more

Mar 30, 2017 12:00 AM News 5 Comments


Steven Potter

On Monday, lawyers for Tony Robinson’s family released the evidence and arguments they were planning on making had the case gone to trial. Now one alder is calling for a new investigation and another wants the city to have more say in settlements. more

Mar 8, 2017 11:12 AM News

Tony Robinson’s family is releasing documents collected in a now-settled lawsuit, which it says proves the officer who killed him lied. State Rep. Chris Taylor is proposing new reforms for police use of force and officer-involved shootings. more

Mar 6, 2017 2:39 PM News


Steven Potter

Attorneys representing the family of Tony Robinson say they had strong evidence directly contradicting Madison Police Officer Matt Kenny’s account in the 2015 killing. On Thursday, the city settled the case for $3.35 million. more

Feb 23, 2017 12:01 AM News 1 Comments


Chris Roberts

In a lawsuit filed against the city, attorneys representing the family of Tony Robinson contend that video and forensic evidence directly contradict statements by Madison police officer Matt Kenny, who killed Robinson two years ago. more

Feb 22, 2017 10:05 AM News

Clyde Stubblefield at Inn Cahoots club, August 1991

Brent Nicastro

Where would hip-hop be without the influence and backbeat created by the Funky Drummer, Clyde Stubblefield? Steven Potter talks to Madison's hip-hop community about the death of the legendary musician. more

Feb 21, 2017 2:59 PM MUSIC


Steven Potter

Students learn far more than just technique in Jenie Gao’s free printmaking class, offered by The Bubbler program at the downtown library. more

Feb 16, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot

Gnar Hoops & Happy World Clothing combines hula hoops and eco-friendly clothing. Oh yeah, the hula hoops are eco-friendly, too. more

Feb 16, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis

Twenty years ago, Gabe Moskoff was a sophomore at Madison East. Today, he's the DJ for rap supergroup Run the Jewels and goes by the stage name Trackstar. Moskoff will return home as Trackstar the DJ on Feb. 15 for a sold-out Run the Jewels show. more

Feb 13, 2017 4:56 PM MUSIC