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Movies in the alley

Arts + Literature Laboratory heads into its second season of screening experimental films on the wall outside the gallery. The...
Isthmus  |  08-10-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Melancholy comedy

Gillian Robespierre’s sophomore film, “Landline,” is a sweet and melancholy comedy featuring the excellent Jenny Slate...
Isthmus  |  08-10-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Openings, closings, changes and winners

The Heritage Tavern takes top honors in first-ever Burger Week. Stella Blu Cafe opens. And sadly, 5th Element has shut...
Isthmus  |  08-10-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Eats events

Support black-owned eateries during Black Restaurant Week, take in some jazz at a New Orleans-style brunch at The Wise and...
Isthmus  |  08-10-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Garbage for your coffee table?

“This Is the Noise That Keeps Me Awake” is a coffee table book about Garbage, Madison’s most famous band. And,...
Isthmus  |  08-10-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Crafting for conservation

School and church groups in Madison are teaming up with the Henry Vilas Zoo to create crafts from wildlife poaching...
Isthmus  |  08-10-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Isthmus Picks Playlist: Aug. 10-17, 2017

Enjoy a compilation of selected tracks by artists playing shows we're excited about in Madison during the week of Aug...
Isthmus  |  08-10-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Church of the absurd

Experimental theater is alive and well in a small church outside Spring Green, where the founders of Theatre de l’Ange...
Isthmus  |  08-10-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Grab some crab

No forks, no spoons, no plates. Diving into a bag of steaming crustaceans at Mad Seafood Boiler is novel, messy...
Isthmus  |  08-10-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Transitioning in Greek life

Ace Hillard never quite fit in at UW-Madison. But joining a sorority changed all that. A transgender man, Hillard says...
Isthmus  |  08-10-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Ending the “tale of two cities”

Vanessa McDowell, the first woman of color to lead the Madison YWCA, wants the organization to be more forceful in...
Isthmus  |  08-10-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Rimona on the rocks

A Madison 10-year-old flourishes at rock climbing. She placed sixth of 48 climbers age 9 to 11 last month at...
Isthmus  |  08-10-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Rename City County Building for Dick Wagner

Now that the idea to name the City County Building after President Barack Obama has been shut down, I have...
Isthmus  |  08-10-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Off the Square: Fallen heroes

Which local icon will let us down next?...
Isthmus  |  08-10-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

On the honor system

On country roads throughout Dane County and beyond, corn stands that work on the honor system dot the landscape. Piles...
Isthmus  |  08-10-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Founders’ tale

“From Awkward Spaces” is a new play at the Bartell Theatre that documents the story of how leaders of Madison...
Isthmus  |  08-10-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

I Can't Stand It

by Anonymous Fake long finger nails. Loud people. Someone says "nice to see you." Loud guy says, "good to be...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-10-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Morgan and Bridges explore the sound of desolation as High Plains

There’s often a sense of loneliness in Scott Morgan’s work...
The Georgia Straight  |  08-09-2017  |  Music

Moon to block sun!

For the first time in nearly a century, millions of Americans will have a front row seat to a total...
Isthmus  |  08-09-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Let’s talk about the world’s highest-paid DJs, Carpool Karaoke, and Kid Rock goes full country

Liam Gallagher has emphatically stated he has zero interest in doing Carpool Karaoke...
The Georgia Straight  |  08-09-2017  |  Music

Lee Fields accentuates the positive

Next up in the ever-spinning kaleidoscope of what’s hip? John Denver...
The Georgia Straight  |  08-09-2017  |  Music

Indie Filmmakers Have Nice Things to Say About Amazon

"We get way more money, and we get paid more often." by Julia Raban There’s an exciting new thriller available...
The Stranger  |  08-09-2017  |  Slog

The Dark Pulp of Taylor Sheridan’s Wind River

Starring Jeremy Renner as a guy who doesn't say much. by Andrew Wright Taylor Sheridan certainly came bolting out of...
The Stranger  |  08-09-2017  |  Slog

Old-Timey Horror in Annabelle: Creation

Welcome to the dollhouse. by Joule Zelman The setting: A mid-century Andrew Wyeth landscape with an Edward Hopper house. A...
The Stranger  |  08-09-2017  |  Slog

Steve Earle’s Got Some Stories

On his new record, the honky-tonk hero embraces his outlaw roots. by Santi Elijah Holley CHAD BATKA Steve Earle’s got...
The Stranger  |  08-09-2017  |  Slog

Rumble restores a vital link to music history

Charley Patton, Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix—the Aboriginal influence on American music is inestimable...
The Georgia Straight  |  08-09-2017  |  Music

Outside Lands 2017

This year marks the tenth edition of the Outside Lands music and arts festival, which means it’s just short of...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  08-09-2017  |  Activate

Exiled from Dog Paradise

A brief visit to a place my dog and I were not wanted. by Sean Nelson We were told it...
The Stranger  |  08-09-2017  |  Slog

Kacey Musgraves Doesn’t Play by the Rules

The country star reflects on songwriting, success, and swerving out of her lane. by Ben Salmon In a clear example...
The Stranger  |  08-09-2017  |  Slog

Fresh and local: Sinéad Sanders is like a ghost from a simpler time

What you get is roots music stripped down and raw, catching the Vancouver open-mike vet live from the floor with...
The Georgia Straight  |  08-09-2017  |  Music

Free Will Astrology

For the Week of August 9 by Rob Brezsny LEO (July 23–Aug 22): Each of us comes to know the...
The Stranger  |  08-09-2017  |  Slog

With Nearly All Ballots Counted, Cary Moon Holds Second Place in Mayoral Primary

by Heidi Groover Another ballot drop and it's still Cary Moon. nate gowdy After another drop of new ballots from...
The Stranger  |  08-09-2017  |  Slog

City Council Just Demanded Early Statements from Cops After Shootings. Here Are Three Big Questions.

by Dirk VanderHart What a bizarre, fast-paced ride we've been on lately in regard to city policy after police shootings...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-09-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

AWW, This Snake That Shut Down Discovery Park's Best Viewpoint Will Make Your Heart Melt

by Steven Hsieh CUTE ALERT! 😍 😍 😍 😍 😍 😍 😍 😍 😍 😍 Poisonous copperhead snake spotted at...
The Stranger  |  08-09-2017  |  Slog

Law Enforcement Increasingly Opposed to Abbott’s Agenda

On Wednesday, the resistance to the governor’s special session agenda wore cowboy hats and badges. Dozens of law enforcement and...
The Texas Observer  |  08-09-2017  |  La Linea

No, North Korea has Not Threatened Seattle With Nukes

by Sydney Brownstone There isn't much evidence for the idea that North Korea has set its sights on Seattle. GeorgiosArt/Getty...
The Stranger  |  08-09-2017  |  Slog

Mndsgn’s Psychedelic Bubble Bath R&B

Music is typically a pursuit for the ears, but some songs occupy a time and place. Just as the olfactory sense...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  08-09-2017  |  Activate

This Is Good News

by Dan Savage We're stoked to set up Shack in Seattle! The South Lake Union Shack is comin' in 2018...
The Stranger  |  08-09-2017  |  Slog

Sango Brings Brazilian-Trap Beats To The Ritz

Some music is just universal. No matter what kind of day you had, or how subconscious you might feel, once...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  08-09-2017  |  Activate

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Her New Boyfriend Canceled Plans to See a Friend with Cancer

Girlfriend's boyfriend canceled plans to see his friend with cancer. Girlfriend is pissed. by Dan Savage I'm writing to you...
The Stranger  |  08-09-2017  |  Slog

Experimental Artist Doris Totten Chase Gets Her First-Ever Retrospective

She helped chart a course for video art as a medium. by Emily Pothast CIRCLES II. If you've ever been...
The Stranger  |  08-09-2017  |  Slog

Seattle Band Corespondents Introduce a New Album Format: A Bar of Soap

by Dave Segal The best new music format concept, bar none Dave Segal In 34 years of music criticism, I...
The Stranger  |  08-09-2017  |  Slog

How The Minutemen Play on Fears and Fantasies

Author Rubén Martínez comments on The Minutemen, U.S. immigration policy and why George Bush wants to save the Mexicans.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Julia Goldberg  |  04-13-2005  |  Immigration

Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez travel El Camino de Santiago in The Way

My son is in a class by himself,” actor Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now, TV’s The West Wing) told the Current during a phone interview when asked how his son, Emilio Estevez, compares to some of the great directors he has worked with during his 50-year career
San Antonio Current  |  Kiko Martínez  |  10-26-2011  |  Reviews

Access Denied

Systematic statewide abuse of Oregon public records laws thwarts the people's right to know.
Eugene Weekly  |  Alex V. Cipolle  |  05-31-2016  |  Civil Liberties