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Slouching Toward Refuge

Trump’s war against immigrants is taking us back to a bleaker time. A looming battle is building between United States...

Two Events Devoted to Juke Joints

Pig races? Monkeys riding dogs? Slide guitar, with somebody singing about the devil and hard, hard times? No, it's not...

Changes at LYFE downtown and Jim’s Place

According to Patrick Noone, LYFE Kitchen is more of a collection of neighborhood-specific restaurants rather than a chain. "We have...

Vulnerable Vista

French Forters worry silos would obstruct river views. French Fort area residents and institutions are raising concern over two proposed...

How to Find the Perfect Beer for your Ribs

BBQ and the right brew can be a perfect pairing. It's hard not to love a Southern belle — especially...

Today and tomorrow in Elan Mastai’s debut novel.

Our society's obsession with youth and technology is widely apparent. When it comes to the simplest and easiest ways to...

Promenade Stand

Another battle over development on the riverfront looms. Last week, Friends for Our Riverfront indicated its intention to fight the...

’Tis the Season

How to deal with your egg yolk obsession. We egg snobs have it good in spring. Whether we get our...

Disunity

Even as it gets ready to take on what could be a contentious fight over the forthcoming county budget and...

Fly on the Wall 1469

On Facebook Australian journalist Paul Ewart recently asked Elvis' ex-wife, Priscilla Presley, if she thought the King would be active...

Week in Review: Apr. 13-19, 2017

Too busy to read all the news? No worries. Isthmus has got you covered with Week in Review...
Isthmus  |  04-20-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Comedy with teeth

Progressive talk radio host Stephanie Miller has shifted her approach to comedy since the election of Donald Trump. It’s also...
Isthmus  |  04-20-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Eats events

Four-course chicken dinner at Casetta Kitchen, fried chicken ’n’ beer night at Sujeo and a happy hour pop-up from Isthmus...
Isthmus  |  04-20-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Varsity

Steven Schmitt pens the history of UW-Madison baseball. Though it was the first varsity sport at the school, baseball hasn’t...
Isthmus  |  04-20-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Viva Los Dells

From humble beginnings in high school business class, two Madison brothers channeled their entrepreneurial spirit into a successful events company...
Isthmus  |  04-20-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Startup ministries

In liberal, secular Madison, two young Evangelical Christian ministers seek to break stereotypes, build new faith communities and soothe the...
Isthmus  |  04-20-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

After birth

The Madison Postpartum Collective aims to help make life with a new baby a bit easier. Providers help support new...
Isthmus  |  04-20-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Saucy satisfaction

Chili King excels at non-Westernized Chinese dishes. Dive in...
Isthmus  |  04-20-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Sound plans

Although they’ve mostly released electronic music, Madison’s Vesten Records is looking to expand. They’ve signed the up-and-coming Dash Hounds, and...
Isthmus  |  04-20-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Bring the tissues

“Gifted” may rely on the extremely old-school lovable-orphan-and-adopted-parent template, but there’s a certain emotionally complex realism to both the performances...
Isthmus  |  04-20-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Hey, we’re trying to think here

Noise pollution from festivals, concerts and fairs has increased over the last decade. So has noise from neighborhood sources: Leaf...
Isthmus  |  04-20-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

The real-life Indiana Jones

The Harrison Ford character is based on British explorer Percy Fawcett, who was obsessed with the idea that remnants of...
Isthmus  |  04-20-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Off the Square: Captain Planet vs. the DNR

Superpowers are no match for bureaucratic obfuscation...
Isthmus  |  04-20-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Madison Matrix for Apr. 20, 2017

Madison sometimes defies categorization, but we give it a shot every week with the Madison Matrix...
Isthmus  |  04-20-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Magic in Milwaukee

Milwaukee playwright Jon Daly was inspired by a photo of Golda Meir with a Milwaukee schoolgirl. Now Children’s Theater of...
Isthmus  |  04-20-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Scientific method

The first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency have been met with protests at every turn — first the Women’s...
Isthmus  |  04-20-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Literally, roll out the barrel

Cask Ale Fest showcases naturally fermented brews served directly from the barrel they’re conditioned in. These beers offer brewers a...
Isthmus  |  04-20-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Feedback: Letters & Comments

Letters and comments from the Apr. 20, 2017 issue...
Isthmus  |  04-20-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Ode to a drowned city

Israeli native Matt Haimovitz returns to UW-Madison to revive a powerful concerto written in response to Hurricane Katrina...
Isthmus  |  04-20-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Irish pub to replace Madhatter

Longtime college bar Madhatter is slated to be sold, expanded and reopened under a Celtic banner. If approved, Danny’s Pub...
Isthmus  |  04-20-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Goosed

by Anonymous Dear City That Works. Can you please do something with dead goose that is rotting in the gutter...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-19-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Blazers Recap: Game Two - The Warriors Conquer The Blazers, (sigh) 110-81...

by Aris Hunter Wales My wife Meredith and I are too cheap to pay for cable or any NBA TV...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-19-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

‘Bathroom Bill’ Critics: There is No Middle Ground for Human Rights

Governor Greg Abbott is calling the Texas House’s version of the so-called bathroom bill “a thoughtful proposal.” The author of...
The Texas Observer  |  04-19-2017  |  La Linea

Zappa is still playing Zappa

Despite aggressive legal action, Dweezil Zappa—virtuoso guitarist and son of the eccentric Frank Zappa—will not stop performing...
The Georgia Straight  |  04-19-2017  |  Music

Karsten Sollors is on a roll

His music is about patience—a technique that the Vancouver-born Chicago resident has perfected on his latest EP...
The Georgia Straight  |  04-19-2017  |  Music

24 Weed Events On 4/20 2017 In Seattle

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Andrew Nilsen Since Seattle is the unofficial capital of all-demographic-encompassing stoners, of course we...
The Stranger  |  04-19-2017  |  Slog

Behind the Curtain of Theatre Puget Sound's Board Coup

by Rich Smith It's not every day you get a real live board coup. Theatre Puget Sound Monday night, Theatre...
The Stranger  |  04-19-2017  |  Slog

Texas Nonprofit Hopes to Delay Trump’s Wall with Legal Fight

The Texas Civil Rights Project announced Wednesday that a network of lawyers is ready to assist landowners who stand to...
The Texas Observer  |  04-19-2017  |  La Linea

Why We Need to Take Sociobiology from the Racists

by Charles Mudede This book was attacked by a racist sociobioligist.Sociobiology is the study of the sociality of social animals...
The Stranger  |  04-19-2017  |  Slog

SPD Remove Anti-Gentrification Activists Occupying MidTown Center Building

by Ana Sofia Knauf Activists occupying a former business space on 23rd Avenue and Union Street were removed from the...
The Stranger  |  04-19-2017  |  Slog

Following Renovations, Mayor Ted Wheeler Ratchets Up City Hall Security

by Dirk VanderHart New! Semi-friendly! Dirk VanderHartAfter more than a month in the musty old Portland Building, Portland City Council...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-19-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Gary Bass Makes a Convincing Case for Forceful Humanitarianism

Unlike most books interested in promoting human rights by force of arms, Bass focuses on the actions of Western nations and not the philosophies of phony intellectuals from beltway think tanks.
Charleston City Paper  |  Dylan Hales  |  09-24-2008  |  Nonfiction

Phish Story

A fight on Shakedown Street leaves one man in stitches and another fearing for his family.
Westword  |  Dave Herrera  |  09-30-2011  |  Music

Oba-Meh: Some Oregonians are Losing Hope in Their President

Today, Roey Thorpe is still thoroughly behind Obama. But after a year of incremental progress on the economy, heavy compromises on healthcare reform and escalation of the war in Afghanistan, Thorpe hears from Democrats who are losing hope.
Willamette Week  |  James Pitkin  |  01-20-2010  |  Commentary