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John Nichols: Hey, Comrade

This article first appeared in Isthmus on May 25, 2001. >More
 Stuart Levitan: The Player

This article originally appeared in Isthmus on May 24, 1996 >More
 From the Archives: Is blowing one's stack a mayoral attribute? (March, 2003)

This article, by Isthmus news editor Bill Lueders, appeared on March 13, 2003, just a few weeks before the 2003 mayoral election between Paul Soglin and Dave Cieslewicz. Cieslewicz would go on to beat Soglin, a two-time former mayor. >More
 From the Archives: Paul Soglin talks about Madison's grip on him (November, 2002)

This article, by Isthmus co-founder Fred Milverstedt, originally appeared in Isthmus on November 20, 2002. The 2003 Madison mayoral race was just getting started and Paul Soglin was part of a crowded primary race that included incumbent Sue Bauman, perpetual gadfly Eugene Parks, legendary blues guitarist Jim Schwall, east side activist Bert Zipperer and political neophyte Dave Cieslewicz. >More
 Detective saw letter, sought charge

What follows is a letter of apology and commendation sent March 15, 2004, by Dane County District Attorney Brian Blanchard to a Madison woman named Patty, against whom his office previously filed a criminal charge for making a false report of sexual assault. That prosecution was dropped after the belated discovery of crime-scene semen which, years later, was traced to a convicted felon and sex offender. On March 12, a Dane County jury found Joseph Bong, 28, guilty of five felony charges in connection with Patty's rape. >More
 Let's talk about the animals

This op-ed is referenced in an Isthmus cover story about Dr. Paul Kaufman. It was originally published in the February 10, 2006 issue of Isthmus. >More
 The downside of Wynton Marsalis

Harvey Pekar died on Monday, July 12, at 70. He was known for his comic book American Splendor, which chronicled his life as an alienated Cleveland file clerk. The comic had a loyal following and spawned a great 2003 movie adaptation starring Paul Giamatti. Pekar also wrote jazz and literary criticism for a variety of publications, including Isthmus. The following story on jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis was published in Isthmus on April 24, 1998. >More
 UW nuclear reactor: not to worry

Joan Knoebel calls it "the kind of thing you'd think was speculative -- before Sept. 11." Now she worries that her fears could become reality: "I wouldn't forgive myself if I didn't say anything and something happened." >More
 An interview with Ann Althouse

"When I started the blog, I was unhappy with the way people were too passionate, too partisan about politics, and I felt that as a political moderate, I had something to offer from the perspective of someone who was tired of hearing people be too passionate about politics." >More
 Dane County DA backs down

The Dane County District Attorney's Office has done a 180 following Isthmus' article last week about the plight of Thomas Champion, a mentally ill man who has spent six months in the Dane County jail without ever being convicted of a crime. >More
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