• David Michael Miller

    Celebrating the death of polling

    As political polling becomes less and less reliable, it’s undergoing a crisis of confidence. Politicians may actually have to say what they think. This is good for democracy and especially good for liberals. more »

    Jul 1, 2015 Citizen Dave

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • ‘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


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    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 Paddle and Portage 2015

    Join us July 18th for the 36th annual Isthmus Paddle & Portage, and the post-race party at Olin Park featuring Madison reggae band Natty Nation, food, craft brews, and the 2015 Paddle & Portage awards ceremony. more »

  • Tim McGuire

    August 15 - Pert Near Sandstone with The Last Revel (Sky Bar)

    The Edgewater and Isthmus have partnered on a series of free summer concerts. The second in the series features Pert Near Sandstone with The Last Revel. The show is free but you must win a ticket to be able to attend. more »

  • 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 »