• David Michael Miller

    Under the influence

    Ald. David Ahrens wants to forbid lobbyists from serving on any of the city's committees or commissions. more »

    Jun 30, 2015 News

  • Joe Rocco

    Goodbye, Oscar Mayer?

    Oscar Mayer has been a Madison institution for almost a century and remains Dane County’s largest manufacturer. But the company’s days may be numbered as Kraft prepares to merge with Heinz. Jay Rath reports on the impact the company has had here. more »

    Jun 25, 2015 Isthmus Cover Stories

  • Eric Tadsen

    David Krakauer moves on

    The Wisconsin Institute for Discovery director had hoped the multi-disciplinary institute could bring about systemic change at the UW-Madison. But now he’s giving up. more »

    Jun 26, 2015 News

  • ‘Equal dignity in the eyes of the law’

    People in Dane County celebrate Friday’s U.S. Supreme Court’s decision legalizing same-sex marriage across the country. more »

    Jun 26, 2015 News

  • Tommy Washbush

    Traveling to Taliesin and beyond

    A special state roadway designation may soon help tourists celebrate the architectural wonders of Frank Lloyd Wright. The initiative is part of the pending Wisconsin biennial budget. more »

    Jun 26, 2015 News

  • Paulius Musteikis

    Homegrown diversity

    Teachers in the Madison Metropolitan School District are about 88% white compared to 44% of students. A new teacher training program aims to reduce that disparity by targeting minority students who will one day teach in Madison schools. more »

    Jun 25, 2015 News

  • Nighttime wanderings

    A mid-marriage crisis in a sweltering Iowa summer leads to lust and heartbreak in Dean Bakopoulos’ “Summerlong.” more »

    Jun 30, 2015 Books

  • Carissa Dixon

    Bound together

    In APT’s masterful production of “The Island,” two South African political prisoners are bound together, literally and figuratively. more »

    Jun 28, 2015 Stage

  • Holy adventure, Batman!

    After six years and three sequels, the Dark Knight gets both his next-gen due and his hard-won reward in “Arkham Knight,” a sprawling adventure that brings the video game series to a logical and satisfying conclusion. more »

    Jun 30, 2015 Games

  • Julian Finney/Getty Images

    Simply smashing!

    Attention at this year’s Wimbledon, which begins Monday, is focused on Serena Williams. Williams has won 20 Grand Slam events (the sport’s most important annual tournaments: the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open). more »

    Jun 25, 2015 Sports

  • Between two trunks

    Thanks to the May issue of the Union Labor News, we discovered the Algoma Net Company, makers of fine hammocks right here in Wisconsin and, moreover, made by members of United Food & Commercial Workers. more »

    Jun 25, 2015 Emphasis

  • Carissa Dixon

    Stanley vs. Blanche

    American Players Theatre’s “A Streetcar Named Desire” is a gorgeous and complicated take on Tennessee Williams’ classic play. more »

    Jun 23, 2015 Stage

  • Linda Falkenstein

    Inspiration from the past

    The new Mes Amies boutique at Hilldale brings back the almost forgotten concept of “the dress shop” and favored dress styles from the 20th century. more »

    Jun 24, 2015 Emphasis


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