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That’s tapas

4 Sisters Tapas is a good addition to the Verona dining lineup. There’s a good range of dishes on the...
Isthmus  |  12-14-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Off the Square: Just duck it

Rep. Josh Zepnick has resigned over sexual harassment allegations ... right?...
Isthmus  |  12-14-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

A movie a day

For as little as $9.95 a month you can see a movie a day in Madison’s first-run theater. James Kreul...
Isthmus  |  12-14-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

The surprising survival of WEAC

WEAC has lost more than half of its dues-paying members, and lost clout in its elections. But teachers still value...
Isthmus  |  12-14-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Never mind

The WIAA was for the establishment of a 35-second shot clock for high school basketball...before they voted against it. The...
Isthmus  |  12-14-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Organ virtuoso

Overture Center’s concert organ is in expert hands with Greg Zelek, Madison Symphony Orchestra’s new principal organist and curator...
Isthmus  |  12-14-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Baroque Holiday Concert

It’s that time of year — when tired holiday music gets pulled out of storage for seasonal concerts. Thankfully, on...
Isthmus  |  12-14-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Good for you

Madison’s Solace Apothecary makes carefully considered soap, salve, incense and bath salts. Founders Rachel Dolnick, Jenna Klink and John Painter...
Isthmus  |  12-14-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Locavore literature

From Indian Mounds to lumberjacks to the Great Lakes, 2017 was a great year for Wisconsin authors and publishers...
Isthmus  |  12-14-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Madweek for Dec. 14, 2017

Festival wars. Wild-eyed liberals. Mystery leaks. Here it is, your Madweek in Review...
Isthmus  |  12-14-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Made for MMoCA

“Talking Continents” is a powerful statement on language and connection from art world superstar Jaume Plensa. It’s at MMoCA through...
Isthmus  |  12-14-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Itty Bitty superstar

Famous knitters are famous only among other knitters. Among knitters, Madison’s Susan B. Anderson is a rock star...
Isthmus  |  12-14-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Going once, going twice...

The equipment auction at Oscar Mayer last week was the place to be. Isthmus tags along with Underground Meats’ Jonny...
Isthmus  |  12-14-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Isthmus Picks Playlist: Dec. 14-21, 2017

Enjoy a compilation of selected tracks by artists playing shows we're excited about in Madison during the week of Dec...
Isthmus  |  12-14-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

The surprising survival of WEAC

WEAC has lost more than half of its dues-paying members, and lost clout in its elections. But teachers still value...
Isthmus  |  12-14-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Movin’ on up

Provenance Hotels proposes a high-end nine-story hotel with 110 to 120 rooms, two bars and restaurants and a rooftop terrace...
Isthmus  |  12-14-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Slippery slope

Mayor Paul Soglin vetoed a beer and wine license for the new Taco Bell Cantina. But even if the Common...
Isthmus  |  12-14-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Neurodiverse

Dan gets advice for a straight woman with autism who needs help with social cues. In wedding etiquette, what do...
Isthmus  |  12-13-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

How Texas Senators Responded to Allegations Against Borris Miles, Carlos Uresti

Editor’s note: For more context on the responses and allegations, read the full story here. The Observer reached out to...
The Texas Observer  |  12-13-2017  |  La Linea

No Texas Senator Has Called for the Resignation of Two Colleagues Accused of Sexual Misconduct

“Bitch, you want to fuck with me tonight?” state Representative Borris Miles allegedly asked a legislative intern in 2013, flashing...
The Texas Observer  |  12-13-2017  |  La Linea

Bus Line Cutting MFer

by Anonymous I was the first person waiting at the bus stop this afternoon. Two other people arrived soon after...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-13-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Blabbermouth Podcast: The Alabama Upset and What's Next for the #MeToo Movement

by The Stranger Episode 129 talks about the historic Alabama Senate race result, the future of the #MeToo movement, whether...
The Stranger  |  12-13-2017  |  Slog

Here's Where To See (And Drink With) Santa This Year

From Breweries to Conservatories to Performance Venues by Stranger Things To Do Staff Santa used to stick to shopping malls...
The Stranger  |  12-13-2017  |  Slog

The 30 Best Things to Do in Portland This Weekend: December 15-17

It's the Best Xmas Ever (already!), It's a Glam & Goth One Too, and Oh Yeah... Star Wars! by Mercury...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-13-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Problem with Praising Black Women for Roy Moore's Defeat

Praise isn't enough. by Charles Mudede Verso BooksMany are posting that black American women voters essentially prevented a racist alleged...
The Stranger  |  12-13-2017  |  Slog

Blabbermouth Podcast: The Alabama Upset and What's Next for the #MeToo Movement

by The Stranger Subscribe to the podcast FOR FREE by clicking right here! This is our last episode of the...
The Stranger  |  12-13-2017  |  Slog

End of an Era: Timbers Trade Nagbe to Atlanta

by Abe Asher Craig Mitchelldyer/Portland Timbers In what might be the most stunning trade in franchise history, the Portland Timbers...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-13-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Listen to Corey J. Brewer's New Soundtrack for The Shining Forward and Backward

Listen to a stunning new soundtrack to Stanley Kubrick's The Shining by Seattle musician Corey J. Brewer. by Dave Segal...
The Stranger  |  12-13-2017  |  Slog

Guillermo del Toro Discusses the Tragedy and Delight of The Shape of Water

“It’s about taking something that is completely unknown, and seeing how different people look at it.” by Erik Henriksen "Understanding...
The Stranger  |  12-13-2017  |  Slog

Shop Local at These Holiday Markets This Week

39 Events For Dec 13-17 by Stranger Things To Do Staff There are only a couple more weeks to find...
The Stranger  |  12-13-2017  |  Slog

39 Winter Holiday Pop-Up Markets and Gift Bazaars in Seattle This Week: Dec 13-17, 2017

by Stranger Things To Do Staff For the third year in Seattle, the Renegade Craft Fair (happening Saturday and Sunday)...
The Stranger  |  12-13-2017  |  Slog

Comedian John Mulaney: Just a Humble Yarn Boy Who Performs Two Shows at the Paramount Tonight

by Suzette Smith Hal Horowitz Stand-up John Mulaney and I were born two days apart, and I have always assumed...
The Stranger  |  12-13-2017  |  Slog

39 Winter Holiday Pop-Up Markets and Gift Bazaars in Seattle This Week: Dec 13-17, 2017

Local crafts, jewelry, novelty foodstuffs, and more for last-minute holiday gifts. by Stranger Things To Do Staff There are only...
The Stranger  |  12-13-2017  |  Slog

A San Francisco Animal Shelter Used a Robot to Get Rid of Homeless People

The robot is equipped with four cameras. by Heidi Groover The future sucks. Yakobchuk Olena/Getty A San Francisco animal shelter...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-13-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

House of Representatives and Logging Industry Poised to Make Eagle Creek Fire Damage Worse

by Katie Herzog The aftermath of the Eagle Creek Fire Trip Jennings/Balance Media Even before the Eagle Creek Fire was...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-13-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Micromanaging Other People's Monogam(ish)y

"I don't think this is the level of infidelity she imagined when they made the agreement. " by Dan Savage...
The Stranger  |  12-13-2017  |  Slog

Four Things to Watch as Election 2018 Gets Underway in Texas

We have extremely bad news for you: It’s election season again. It has been a year filled with too much...
The Texas Observer  |  12-13-2017  |  La Linea

What'd You Do Over the Summer? Dude York Was Recording Christmas Songs

by Anna Kaplan Dude York are a trio of twentysomethings with service-industry jobs who call themselves America's band. Obviously, America's...
The Stranger  |  12-13-2017  |  Slog

When A Threat Isn't A "Threat"

by Doug Brown K. Marie The Portland Police Bureau (PPB) has a high threshold for what constitutes a threat when...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-13-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Critiquing Christmas: Tuba Christmas

by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey K. Marie [During this time of year, there are literally hundreds of holiday events to choose...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-13-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Guillermo del Toro on The Shape of Water: “It’s About Taking Something That Is Completely Unknown, and Seeing How Different People Look at It”

by Erik Henriksen “Understanding is love. There’s no difference, really,” says Guillermo del Toro. Despite it being a bright, warm...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-13-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Check Out the Lonesome Billies and Plastic Cactus' Sound + Vision Performances!

by Ciara Dolan PLASTIC CACTUS Courtesy of the artist Sound + Vision is the FREE monthly concert series the Mercury...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-13-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

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Before the Cheesecake Factory, Arlington Was Home to Storied Punk Residences

Collin Crowe, 26, the guitarist for Buildings, was among the final tenants of Kansas House, a tiny single-family home on the corner of N. Kansas Street and Wilson Boulevard that was among Arlington’s last underground art spaces.
Washington City Paper  |  Aaron Leitko  |  12-17-2009  |  Music

Nick Cave's Demons Come Out to Play in 'Bunny Munro'

While Cave is better known for his music than his prose, it turns out that he's a surprisingly gifted, if slightly deranged, author.
New York Press  |  Jessica Loudis  |  09-03-2009  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

The 'Outlier' Elephant in the Room is Gender Imbalance

Malcolm Gladwell either ignores, dismisses or is utterly blind to the massive gender elephant in the room -- a shocking disregard for the success and failure rates of half the human race.
Pasadena Weekly  |  Ellen Snortland  |  07-13-2009  |  Nonfiction