Wisconsin lawmakers have stripped away power from the State Treasurer for decades. In April, voters will decide whether to get rid of the office altogether. more

Mar 7, 2018 11:19 AM News

Between 2005 and 2016, $5.14 billion worth of electric transmission line projects were built or approved in Wisconsin. Opponents say the lines are not needed, are too expensive, and there’s a better way. more

Mar 1, 2018 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 4 Comments


Justin Sprecher

International Women's Day rally at the Capitol Mar. 8, 2017. more

Mar 8, 2017 12:45 PM Photo Galleries


Chris Winterhack

MACN Chef Week Kick Off Party at L'Etoile and Graze more

Mar 8, 2017 9:48 AM Photo Galleries


Justin Sprecher

Clyde Stubblefield Tribute at High Noon Saloon on February 27, 2017. more

Feb 28, 2017 12:12 PM Photo Galleries


Chris Winterhack

International Festival at Overture Center on February 25, 2017. more

Feb 27, 2017 11:00 AM Photo Galleries


Justin Sprecher

Distill America at the Edgewater Hotel on February 18, 2017. more

Feb 20, 2017 9:27 AM Photo Galleries


David Michael Miller

A Donald Trump ally has gotten a lot of press claiming that the GOP rigged as many as five elections in Wisconsin. But an examination of the analysis finds there’s no smoking gun. more

Aug 22, 2016 2:05 PM Madland 6 Comments

We declared in a June 9 cover story that Wisconsin deserves a better flag. We offered some alternate designs and then opened it up to readers. Here are their suggestions. more

Jul 4, 2016 4:41 PM News 1 Comments

Wisconsin’s current flag may be busy, but it represents what made Wisconsin a great state — the farmers and workers whose hard work and struggles have become the very character of Wisconsin. more

Jun 30, 2016 5:00 AM Opinion 2 Comments

A flag’s power rests on its design and the Wisconsin flag is undeniably lackluster. Isthmus suggest a few possibilities in honor of Flag Day. more

Jun 9, 2016 12:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 4 Comments


David Michael Miller

We’re part of the Great Lakes region, not the Rust Belt, complains @DaveCieslewicz Description: What’s in a name? A lot, Citizen Dave argues, and that’s why people should stop using the term “Rust Belt.” more

Jun 3, 2016 11:26 AM Citizen Dave 1 Comments

As Wisconsin craft beer stays hot nationally, Leinie’s is now an enviable export. But it’s also brewing a new red pale ale for in-staters only. more

Apr 5, 2016 10:50 AM Beer

What if we stopped seeking approval from the coasties and got comfortable with who and what we are? Remember, we have two things everybody wants: water and security. more

Feb 18, 2016 5:00 AM Opinion 2 Comments

For the first time since 2010, we did not see albums dropped by any of the three national darlings from Wisconsin: PHOX, Field Report or Justin Vernon. That left the field wide open for debuts by newcomers and some excellent sophomore successes. more

Dec 30, 2015 1:30 PM MUSIC 1 Comments

Kandis Elliot spent 20 years doing botanical illustrations for the UW. Now she’s finished up a masterwork: a 13-foot poster depicting every single species of Wisconsin fish. more

Sep 25, 2015 9:00 AM A & E

​Author Kathleen Ernst spent a decade as a curator at Old World Wisconsin. Her new book, “A Settler’s Year: Pioneer Life Through the Seasons,” is filled with vivid descriptions and evocative photos from the outdoor history museum. more

Sep 24, 2015 2:00 PM Books

  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

    Beth Skogen

    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

    A scene from "Alice in Wonderland" by Dance Wisconsin.

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    Lauren Justice

    Brett Hulsey (left) shows Bill Lueders how to apply the “energy-efficiency ethic to exercise,” while David Davis III (standing) observes.

  • NCAA Oregon Wisconsin Basketball

    David Stluka

    NCAA Oregon Wisconsin Basketball

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    Lauren Justice

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    Lauren Justice