Tell All: Tricked by a tattooed Tinder date

×<p><b>Dear Tell All:</b> I met a woman on Tinder and liked her. She’s smart and attractive, with a sense of humor and values that match mine. She’s the first …


Sunday night shooting in Fitchburg

14 minutes ago<p>From Fitchburg police:<p>On July 15, 2018 at approximately 9:26 p.m., officers from the Fitchburg Police Department were dispatched to the …


‘It was built to last, and it will:' Following explosion, owners to restore Old City Hall

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. - Now, five days after the explosion that destroyed parts of town and left one firefighter dead, the city of Sun Prairie is looking …

City Halls

The Handsome Family

×<p>The husband-and-wife duo of Brett and Rennie Sparks make up the alt-country project The Handsome Family. They’re known for mixing the dark and …


Madison team to help coordinate approach to gun violence

The Madison area is taking a coordinated approach to gun violence with a new program that includes representatives of agencies from the city and Dane …


The fairest of all

Arts and culture editor Catherine Capellaro used to avoid the crowds on and off the Square until a few years ago when her sons, Leo and Julian, fell …


Derrick Carter

×<p><p>Derrick Carter<p>For two nights, the High Noon Saloon will be filled to the brim with ebbing and …


Latin Jazz Jam with Richard Hildner & Juancho Martinez

press release: Madison’s premier Latin Jazz/Dance Jam is back stronger than ever at our brand-new location: Robinia Courtyard! Join us every Thursday …


Lawyers defend Matt Flynn against attacks on his representation of archdiocese

Twenty-three lawyers are rising to Democratic gubernatorial candidate Matt Flynn's defense for his representation of the Milwaukee Archdiocese during …


Woman mugged on East Side, Madison police say

A woman on an East Side street Thursday evening was mugged by a woman who stole her purse and jumped into a waiting pickup truck.<p>The mugging happened …


Dane County Board approves advisory referendum on legalizing marijuana

On the November ballot, Dane County voters will be asked in an advisory referendum if they think marijuana should be legalized.<p>The Dane County Board …


Cave Curse

×<p>Brett Stepanik<p>Cave Curse<p>Cave Curse is Bobby Hussy’s (The Hussy, Fire Heads) dark, synth-pop side-project. His ability to deliver simple, catchy …


Dumb Vision (split 7-inch release)

×<p><p>Dumb Vision<p>Madison quartet Dumb Vision plays catchy and speedy punk rock songs, three of which have been …

Green Bay

Procession brings body of fallen firefighter back to Sun Prairie

5 hours ago<p><i>Updated: Jul 11, 2018 11:24 PM CDT</i><p>SUN PRAIRIE (WKOW) -- A procession Wednesday evening brought the body of Cory Barr, the firefighter who …


The battle for Wisconsin

Dan Kaufman looks at what happened to his home state of Wisconsin. The subtitle, "The Conservative Conquest of a Progressive Bastion and the Future …


David Cross

×<p>Since the early 1990s, David Cross has been one of comedy’s most consistently cutting voices. Never one to shy away from a touchy subject (he …

Arrested Development

'They're painting and they're doing a beautiful job': Navy helps paint 92-year-old woman's home

On a hot and sunny day, you can find Margaret Buchanan inside her home in Madison, but Thursday afternoon was a little different.<p>Got my hands and …


Animal magnetism

A former zookeeper, Adam Pankratz creates joyful, emotive portraits inspired by the animal kingdom. With each sale, he donates a portion of proceeds …


Fun with food

The Tin Fox, a family-owned spot serving lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, balances reimagined comfort food with high-end modernist cuisine.


Hands on Wisconsin: Judge Brett Kavanaugh upsets balance of the court

The U.S. Supreme Court will have a decidedly conservative tilt if President Donald Trump's nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, is confirmed to succeed the more …

Brett Kavanaugh

Is Brad Schimel soft on rapists?

When Wisconsin’s attorney general took office in 2015 he knew there was a backlog of more than 6,000 untested rape kits. He did little about it for …


Tune in

Dave’s Guitar Shop is a legend in La Crosse. Now the shop has opened its third location in Fitchburg.


Reasons to quack

The Madison Mallards still have a month left on their 2018 regular-season schedule. But this hard-hitting team has already claimed a spot in the …


The art of smithing

Luke Proctor, last year’s Best in Show winner at the Art Fair on the Square for metal works, makes a stunning line of furniture from smithed metals. …


Madweek for July 12, 2018

In this edition of Madweek, Sen. Johnson celebrates Independence Day in Russia (makes sense), a fraternity nearly crushes a woman with a television, …


Summer classics

The excellent Willy Street Chamber Players launched their fourth annual season of Friday evening concerts on July 6. The program included guest …


Eats events

Dane County Farmers’ Market moves to Breese Stevens Field, 17th annual garlic dinner at Harvest and Concerts on the Square snacks at Graze, this week …


Swamp Thing returns!

The merry pranksters known as Swamp Thing are planning a reunion show on July 14 at the Harmony Bar. The unpredictable and talented performance art …


Michelle Coltrane

×<p>Michelle Coltrane brings another side of jazz to the legendary Coltrane family: vocal jazz-pop. Her 2017 album <i>Awakenings</i> includes both her own …



Lots of groans and guffaws at Pundamonium. Isthmus sent staff writer Dylan Brogan to wit-ness the monthly pun contest at the High Noon Saloon.