A political football

Jonathan Eig, author of “The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution,” gets a case of “disturbing” deja vu when he hears about conservative attacks on Planned Parenthood. more »

Oct 8, 2015 4:15 PM News

​Neighborhood tension

Dane County has been search for years for a location for a day shelter to serve the homeless. It is all set to purchase the former Messner building on East Washington Avenue. But some neighbors have concerns. more »

Oct 8, 2015 12:45 PM News

Would you like retail with your beer and fries?

The fight over whether to give Mad City Frites a beer license exposed simmering tensions over what’s an appropriate amount of food and beverage there. Retail is clearly in decline on Madison’s most famous street, but is that a bad thing? more »

Oct 8, 2015 11:00 AM News


UW-Madison is figuring out new ways to commercialize its research. more »

Oct 8, 2015 11:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories

Isthmus on WORT: Soglin Wins Judge Doyle Square

Last week, the Common Council voted on the controversial Judge Doyle Square project in a meeting that stretched well into the morning. While many expected the project would fail by a slim margin, it was approved by a 12-to-6 vote. more »

Oct 6, 2015 12:16 PM News

Joel DeSpain wins the Internet

Madison Police Department Public Information Officer Joel DeSpain was already Internet-famous for his hilarious crime report write-ups. On Friday, he took questions from fans (and one hater) during a Reddit AMA. more »

Oct 2, 2015 3:28 PM News


October 9, 2015


October 10, 2015


October 11, 2015


October 13, 2015


October 14, 2015


October 15, 2015

What to Do

  • What's happening this weekend

  • All the movies, all the times