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Madison Craft Beer Week 2017 Dates

Watch the video to see Madison Craft Beer Week 2017 dates...
Isthmus  |  02-16-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Isthmus Picks Playlist (Feb. 16-23, 2017)

Enjoy a compilation of selected tracks by artists playing shows we're excited about in Madison during the week of Feb...
Isthmus  |  02-16-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Booze Reform

Lawmakers tap bills against open containers and for Sunday wine sales. Nashville is flooded with new booze laws this year...

A Visit to Dirty Crow Inn

The Dirty Crow Inn is the neighborhood bar that's not. Located at the corner of Crump and Kentucky, it's near...

Fly on the Wall 1460

Dead On "You'll enjoy this even if you're not a fan of The Walking Dead, and maybe they'll have me...

Opera Memphis’ The Pirates of Penzance

Opera Memphis' general director Ned Canty likes to do things differently. With Gilbert & Sullivan's beloved buccaneer The Pirates of...

Hair of the Dog? Yes, Please.

Last Monday morning, I woke up with a pounding headache, dry mouth, and bloodshot eyes. When I sat up, covered...

Nashville’s Silly Season

If it's February, it must be silly season in Nashville, as the Tennessee General Assembly starts cranking out bills that...

Renaissance and Resistance

Supporting our artists is a vital part of fighting oppression. Toni Morrison said that art must be beautiful and political...

Marketing Fear

The Memphis Police Association is right to want its members’ benefits restored; it is wrong to use scare tactics. Just...

Cops, Lottery, & Racism

The mayor wants more police, council members say race played in Beale Street vote. State of the City Public safety...

Resisting From the Left

The modish word "proactive" presumably says something both quantitatively and qualitatively more than "active" does, and there is compelling reason...

Shelby County Democrats to Revive

Mancini forms group to begin reorganization for defunct local party; Cohen holds town hall. Mary Mancini of Nashville, who in...

Carnita Atwater's Hidden History

One woman's battle to preserve Black history — and save her New Chicago neighborhood. The facade of the New Chicago...

Rachel Maddow: Something's Up Between Jill Stein & Putin

by Dan Savage .@maddow spots something fishy going on between Jill Stein and Vladimir Putin. pic.twitter.com/Cah10YWx8p— DESUS & MERO (@desusandmero)...
The Stranger  |  02-16-2017  |  Slog

We dare you to listen to Deadbeat Beat's two new songs only one time

We're in love with these two new tunes Deadbeat Beat just uploaded, a pair of previously unreleased songs recorded live...
Metro Times  |  02-16-2017  |  Blogs

How will you celebrate John Lee Hooker's one hundredth birthday?

Detroit's finest blues musician turns one hundred years old this year, in August. Sure, he was born in Mississippi.…...
Metro Times  |  02-16-2017  |  Blogs

Donald Trump Jr. and brother Eric will visit Vancouver for opening of new hotel

They're each executive vice presidents of the Trump Organization...

Eats events

Gluten-free treats at Bloom Bake Shop, four-course meal at Hop Garden Tap Room and pop-up Southern dinner at the Goodman...
Isthmus  |  02-16-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Lock ’em up, take their money

Prison inmates already struggle to afford things they must buy with the little money they get doing prison jobs and...
Isthmus  |  02-16-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

A keystone property

City planners have long envisioned an iconic building on the triangular lot at Park Street and Fish Hatchery Road. But...
Isthmus  |  02-16-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Going fat

Fat bikes, ideal for traversing ice and snow, make for oversized fun. The stable ride makes them a perfect choice...
Isthmus  |  02-16-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Calling all survivors

In a new memoir, “The Education of Will,” animal behaviorist Patricia McConnell reveals how training her troubled puppy helped her...
Isthmus  |  02-16-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Food news: openings and closings

In food news: Palmyra Mediterranean Grill is going full tapas, Disco Fries opening on State Street and Sujeo now offers...
Isthmus  |  02-16-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Madison Matrix for Feb. 16, 2017

Madison sometimes defies categorization, but we give it a shot every week with the Madison Matrix...
Isthmus  |  02-16-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Judicial oversight

It’s conventional wisdom that prison populations have swelled because of get-tough-on crime laws that have forced judges’ hands. But in...
Isthmus  |  02-16-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Pulling it together

Madison singer-songwriter Katie Scullin puts together an impressive debut album. She hosts a pre-release party at Funk’s Pub on Feb...
Isthmus  |  02-16-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Our race problem

“I Am Not Your Negro” is a masterful documentary that brings to life the words and ideas of James Baldwin,...
Isthmus  |  02-16-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Cinematic landmark

UW-Cinematheque screens a revival of 1991’s “Daughters of the Dust,” the first feature film by an African American woman to...
Isthmus  |  02-16-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Off the Square: Expensive rehab

Parsing the Alliant Energy Center redevelopment proposal...
Isthmus  |  02-16-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

“Prepare for the worst”

Local and state arts organizations are wondering whether President Trump will follow advice of ultraconservatives and slash federal arts funds...
Isthmus  |  02-16-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Perfect circles

Gnar Hoops & Happy World Clothing combines hula hoops and eco-friendly clothing. Oh yeah, the hula hoops are eco-friendly, too...
Isthmus  |  02-16-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Mindful resistance

Mare Chapman, a psychotherapist and meditation instructor, has published a new book geared toward women seeking to unlearn damaging thought...
Isthmus  |  02-16-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Walker budget creates opening for Dems

Gov. Scott Walker’s new budget is an obvious re-election ploy: new funding for public schools and an eventual tuition cut...
Isthmus  |  02-16-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Feedback: Letters & Comments

Letters and comments from the Feb. 16, 2017 issue...
Isthmus  |  02-16-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Week in Review: Feb. 9-15, 2017

Too busy to read all the news? No worries. Isthmus has got you covered with Week in Review...
Isthmus  |  02-16-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Off the bench

Six candidates are running to fill two seats on the Madison school board...
Isthmus  |  02-16-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Ink blocks

Students learn far more than just technique in Jenie Gao’s free printmaking class, offered by The Bubbler program at the...
Isthmus  |  02-16-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Not all wet

The WIAA swimming and diving championships at the Natatorium can feel like the Olympics. And EauClaire standout Paul DeLakis is...
Isthmus  |  02-16-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Diet tiki

From an internet rabbit hole about herbal cures for cancer to a shopping trip to the Willy Street Co-op, the...
Isthmus  |  02-16-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Hit List: Best Music, Art & Culture Feb 15-21

Featuring towering feats of strength, high-flying aerialists, expert jugglers, eye-popping puppets and one truly twisted contortionist, Cirque du Soleil’s latest...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  02-15-2017  |  Activate

Thundercat a testimony to the power of great genes

Like heterochromia and male-pattern baldness, aptitude for music, apparently, is a genetic predisposition...
The Georgia Straight  |  02-15-2017  |  Music

NBA Finals Game 1: Winning Time

If you're a fan of low scoring games, low-percentage shooting and sleep depravity, then Game 1 of the NBA Finals was the game for you!
Miami New Times  |  Chris Joseph  |  06-01-2011  |  Sports

Latinos Warn of 'False' Credit Card

Advertised nationwide to Spanish speakers as offering a $2,000 line of credit, Pro Line is derided as a scam by consumer advocates.
East Bay Express  |  Kara Platoni  |  09-07-2004  |  Business & Labor

Staring Blank: Spike Jonze’s Intelligence is Artificial

Where Spike Jonze once soared using magical realism — albeit written by someone else — as his guide (see “Being John Malkovich”) he now flounders with a self-penned technology driven story that shrivels before your eyes.
Cityview  |  Cole Smithey  |  12-16-2013  |  Movies