• Living with loss

    A new UW certificate program — the first of its kind at a major university in the United States — is designed to equip counselors with the tools to help people heal in the midst of death and other emotional trauma. more »

    Aug 28, 2015 News

  • Chris Collins

    Friends in high places

    Inspired Heights gives ex-cons and recovering addicts a lift — both figuratively and literally. The Illinois company, which specializes in renovating churches, is restoring the steeples of Madison’s First Congregational United Church of Christ. more »

    Aug 28, 2015 Snapshot

  • Rataj Berard

    Native son

    Paul Chryst grew up in Madison, played at UW-Madison and is now tasked with rebuilding the Badger football program. more »

    Aug 27, 2015 , Isthmus Cover Stories

  • Our votes just don’t matter

    A new study finds that Wisconsin’s gerrymandering is “virtually without historical precedent.” Columnist Bruce Murphy says it “calls out for legal redress.” more »

    Aug 28, 2015 Opinion

  • Flocking to Jefferson

    The Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival should attract a diverse crowd. Farmers will admire a wide variety of breeds of sheep. Cooks will find cooking demos. Dog lovers will head to the stock dog trials. And everyone will want to see the newborn lambs. more »

    Aug 28, 2015 Emphasis

  • ​A gleaming installation

    As the sun sets each evening from Sept. 2 through Oct. 30, six large-scale illuminated sculptures will pulse to life at Olbrich Botanical Gardens. They are part of “GLEAM: Art in a New Light.” more »

    Aug 28, 2015 ARTS & CULTURE

  • Samantha Muljat

    ​Earth doesn’t stand still

    A quarter-century after forming, Earth is selling more records than ever. Guitarist Dylan Carlson’s refusal to stand still musically is one reason it has survived multiple decades of fickle musical tastes. more »

    Aug 28, 2015 MUSIC

  • ​Infinite genius

    Jesse Eisenberg is wonderfully wretched as the journalist interviewing novelist David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel) in “The End of the Tour.” more »

    Aug 28, 2015 Movies

  • Chris Collins

    ​Saving the sculpture house

    The late Sid Boyum was a practitioner of what has been variously called folk, intuitive, naïve and outsider art. Now neighbors and fans are scrambling to save a house and yard jammed with his iconoclastic sculptures. more »

    Aug 27, 2015 ARTS & CULTURE

  • Hot plates

    What to eat this week: Tomatoes in various guises at Lombardino’s, sweet corn risotto at Nostrano, Willow Creek pork at Graze. more »

    Aug 31, 2015 FOOD & DRINK

  • Julie Andrews

    Hands-on and homemade

    Chef Julie Andrews is program coordinator at the high-tech UW Health Learning Kitchen in The American Center on Madison's east side. The kitchen offers low-cost cooking classes to help regular folk produce good food. more »

    Aug 28, 2015 Cooking

  • Sharon Vanory

    Beer bar, burger joint

    With 130 taps, you’re going to find something unusual, or unexpected, at HopCat. The food menu, though, is also unexpectedly deep. more »

    Aug 27, 2015 Reviews

  • Beer buzz

    Black Husky Brewing moves into Madison market, Hydro Street closes in Columbus, Greenview’s taproom makes progress and a couple special beers to watch for in the next few weeks. more »

    Aug 27, 2015 Beer

  • Carolyn Fath

    Hitting the bottle

    These days Mike McDuffee and Ace Lynn-Miller’s bright, highly caffeinated cold-brewed coffee concentrate, Let It Ride, is lighting up Madison’s coffee scene. more »

    Aug 27, 2015 Reviews


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  • September 11 - Field Report with Solid Gold, Anna Vogelzang and Simon Balto

    The Edgewater and Isthmus have partnered on a series of free summer concerts. The third in the series features Field Report with Solid Gold, Anna Vogelzang and Simon Balto. The show is free and open to the public on the Edgewater's lakeside plaza. more »

  • September 26 - Isthmus OktoBEERfest

    Isthmus Oktobeerfest features 40 Wisconsin-focused brewers for this hip interpretation of the classic German-style fest. Brewers will be joined by local artisan sausage, cheesemakers, and specialty shops to provide unlimited sampling. more »

  • Isthmus On Tap Next

    Join us to sample and vote on five homebrews. The winning brewer will advance to the finals at Isthmus Beer & Cheese, Jan 16, 2016 at the Alliant Energy Center. The winner there will be the next Isthmus beer brewed by WBC. more »

  • Isthmus Live Sessions: Dessa

    She may be the lone female member of Minneapolis hip-hop collective Doomtree, but that’s not all that makes Dessa stand out. She’s also a skilled poet with a college degree in philosophy and has released more novels than she has solo albums. more »

  • Isthmus Live Sessions: San Fermin at Bright Red Studios

    San Fermin is a band that commands the stage. At a recent Isthmus Live Sessions at Bright Red Studios, the Brooklyn, N.Y., octet turned an intimate setting into funky, wall-to-wall raucousness. more »

  • Isthmus Live Sessions: Cloud Cult

    Rather than concentrate on any one part of their prolific career, Duluth, Minn,. art pop collective Cloud Cult chose to play four songs from four different albums at a recent Isthmus Live Session. more »


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