Benjamin Hopkins

University Opera’s wildly entertaining production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” sets the frothy comedy in Andy Warhol’s Factory. Read more



Victoria Davis

UW-Madison scientists and graffiti-style artists collaborate on five vibrant and educational murals in the Madison area. Read more

Visual Arts



There are just two more chances to see the astonishing dance-theater-video collaboration designed by UW-Madison’s Peggy Choy. “FLIGHT torn like a rose” brings to life a 12th century Sufi poem in resplendent costumes. Read more


Union organizer turned author Jane McAlevey lays out a strong case for how organized labor can save democracy in her forthcoming book, “A Collective Bargain: Unions, Organizing, and the Fight for Democracy.” Read more




UW-Madison’s Hamel Music Center will celebrate its grand opening this weekend. But first, some fine tuning happened. Even this was better with an audience. Read more



Roger Turner

Glenn Silber, one of the directors of the groundbreaking “The War at Home,” visits Madison for a special screening of the restored documentary Oct. 13 at the Orpheum Theater. Read more



Philip Ashby

With state-of-the art acoustics and visual treats everywhere the new Hamel Music Center is a crown jewel for the UW-Madison campus. And, no thanks to the Wisconsin legislature, it was all built from private donations. Read more


“Intersections: Indigenous Textiles of the Americas” showcases intricate and culturally significant art. It’s at the Lynn Mecklenburg Textile Gallery in the School of Human Ecology, which houses a magnificent collection. Read more

Visual Arts

There are a lot of college rankings out these days. But one thing is clear: increasing public investment in our public’s universities would be in everyone’s best interest 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

Isthmus Cover Stories 5 Comments

WARF has cut ties with its award-winning investment officer, Carrie Thome. The move raises questions about what’s happening behind the scenes with UW’s patenting and licensing operation. Read more



New Day Films

There are few facilities like this anywhere in the country, and even fewer that never charge admission. So why don’t more people take advantage of the films shown by Cinematheque? Read more

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Andy Manis

From holding Maya Angelou’s grocery bags to overseeing a multimillion dollar renovation, Ralph Russo has seen a lot in his 35 years with the Wisconsin Union Theater — 17 of them spent as director. Read more

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Aaron Williams

Designed by Arthur Peabody, UW-Madison’s Field House is one of the university’s signature buildings. It’s getting a much-needed renovation, as campus officials hope to “dress up” this entry to campus. Read more

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Anna Gustafson

A small seed of an idea — “Teach kids to cook” — has grown into an important campus-community partnership between Slow Food UW and community groups in South Madison. Read more



James Heimer

UW Health and School of Medicine and Public Health need a “major culture change” if they’re going to move their world class research into drugs and treatments that will save lives, a recent study argues. Read more

Isthmus Cover Stories 2 Comments


David Michael Miller

Foxconn is purchasing a building on the Capitol Square to make it easier for disgruntled taxpayers to show their outrage over the state’s botched deal with the Taiwanese manufacturer. Read more

Citizen Dave 7 Comments


David Michael Miller

As the cost of a college education continues to grow, some UW-Madison students find the cost of living in dorms to be the real culprit. Read more



Rick Langer

The Pro Arte Quartet explores the work of Moisey Weinberg, a Polish Jew who fled Warsaw for Russia during World War II and became a protege of Dmitri Shostakovich. Read more



Pat Fry

John Sharpless, the conservative history professor, compares going against the liberal grain at UW-Madison to “pooping in the pool.” But after his retirement last December, many people will miss him. He’ll be honored at a private party March 26. Read more

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    Bryce Richter - UW-Madison

    Dancers in a workshop hosted by Laura Anderson Barbata prepare for STRUT!

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    Bryce Richter / UW-Madison

    The Brooklyn Jumbies workshop in Lathrop Hall at UW-Madison, Feb. 28, 2015.