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Hail to the chief

Exact Sciences had some rough times, but its stock rebounded and is now at record highs. CEO Kevin Conroy believes...
Isthmus  |  06-21-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Legalize it all

Fatal opioid overdoses are on the rise in Dane County. It’s time to legalize cannabis and opioid use and treat...
Isthmus  |  06-21-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Eats events

Juneteenth soul food brunch at the Goodman Center, The Flavor of Wisconsin happy hour event at the Wisconsin State Historical...
Isthmus  |  06-21-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Feedback for June 21, 2018

Jury is out on the geese, some tips to reform Epic, movie review issues, Stormy opinions and love for a...
Isthmus  |  06-21-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Off the Square: Hoop dreams

Shaq heads to Breese Stevens to deejay...
Isthmus  |  06-21-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Farewell to Ben Franklin

For six decades, the Ben Franklin store in Monona was the place to go for arts and crafts supplies, custom...
Isthmus  |  06-21-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Madweek for June 21

Dane County takes baby steps toward possible marijuana legalization. But Leah Vukmir might be coming after it with a gun...
Isthmus  |  06-21-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Study in contrasts

They share the same mother, but Zarariah has dark skin, while his brother Morris could pass for white. Athol Fugard’s...
Isthmus  |  06-21-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Pushing the limits

Isthmus music writer Kiel Majewski chats with avant-garde jazz pioneer Roscoe Mitchell, who is performing in Madison for the first...
Isthmus  |  06-21-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Barrymore seeking makeover

The jewel of the east side, the Barrymore Theatre, is asking the community for help to fund a much-needed seat...
Isthmus  |  06-21-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Blown away

Is a straight guy taking advantage of his gay pal by accepting freebie BJs? This week’s Savage Love gets to...
Isthmus  |  06-21-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Super-heady

The philosophically ambitious director Brad Bird releases a long-awaited sequel, “Incredibles 2.” It’s a visual wonder, full of breathtaking set...
Isthmus  |  06-21-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Openings

A new restaurant by a former chef at The French Laundry is headed for the depot. New chain spots are...
Isthmus  |  06-21-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

“A walk-in Etsy”

Owner Jerina Julius likes being able to sell local crafts locally. There are around 80 vendors tucked into JnJ Craftworks,...
Isthmus  |  06-21-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Making summer school fun?

The Madison school district is doing something new this year for students in kindergarten through seventh grade: adding enrichment classes...
Isthmus  |  06-21-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Sharing the love

In a new documentary, experience the quiet fierceness and the force of love that was Fred Rogers. “Mister Rogers' Neighborhood”...
Isthmus  |  06-21-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Fun in MKE

The Brewers have spent much of the season so far at the head of the NL Central. And they’re having...
Isthmus  |  06-21-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Plentiful pop-ups

Whether it’s a new chef, a new dish or an unexpected location, there’s just something fun about a pop-up dinner...
Isthmus  |  06-21-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Trump's Order to End Family Separation Won't End Portland ICE Protest

"Just because these children have been reunited with their families doesn't mean they don't have a lifetime of trauma." by...
The Stranger  |  06-20-2018  |  Slog

Hearts Beat Loud Is Cute, Quirky, and Boring

by Ciara Dolan Wasted talent. On paper, Hearts Beat Loud looks fantastic: It stars Nick Offerman as Frank, the owner...
The Stranger  |  06-20-2018  |  Slog

Trump's Order to End Family Separation Won't End Portland ICE Protest

by Alex Zielinski Kelly Kenoyer This afternoon, Donald Trump signed an executive order to end his administration's decision to separate...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-20-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Portland Wing Week: Eat These $5 Wings June 25-30

by Mercury Promotions Listen, Portland. We love you. And we love wings. So the Portland Mercury is teaming up with...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-20-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Watching a Trump Voter Taste the End of the American Empire

“Quit trying to make us feel teary-eyed for the children." by Charles Mudede Eating my empire at the Lost Lake...
The Stranger  |  06-20-2018  |  Slog

Trump's Family Separation Policy Was Cruelty Incarnate. Why Didn't Democrats Shout About It Sooner?

Blabbermouth Podcast Episode 154 by The Stranger Episode 154 talks about how to stand up to Trump's vile immigration policies,...
The Stranger  |  06-20-2018  |  Slog

The Late Chris Cornell and Daughter Toni Cover Prince Song for International Rescue Committee

Chris Cornell and his daughter Toni cover Prince's "Nothing Compares 2 U" to benefit the International Rescue Committee on World...
The Stranger  |  06-20-2018  |  Slog

Emergency Money From Inslee Will Fund Desperately Needed Legal Aid for Detained Immigrants

“We’re in desperate need of resources." by Nathalie Graham He's allocating $200,000 in emergency funds. Legal advocates helping detained immigrants...
The Stranger  |  06-20-2018  |  Slog

Trump's Family Separation Policy Was Cruelty Incarnate. Why Didn't Democrats Shout About It Sooner?

Blabbermouth Podcast Episode 154 by The Stranger Subscribe to the podcast FOR FREE by clicking right here! Dan Savage, Rich...
The Stranger  |  06-20-2018  |  Slog

With Yellowstone, Ace Screenwriter Taylor Sheridan Tries TV

Angry Kevin Costner is fun! The rest is... not as fun. by Ned Lannamann There aren’t any good guys in...
The Stranger  |  06-20-2018  |  Slog

Column Followup: So When Will Sam Have to Stop Sucking THROAT's Cock?

by Dan Savage Today's SLLOTD is a little different: instead of answering a reader's question for me, a reader will...
The Stranger  |  06-20-2018  |  Slog

Canada Puff Puff Passes Legal Weed

Welcome to the club, Canada. by Katie Herzog Getty Images Canada, finally, is catching up with Washington state. On Tuesday,...
The Stranger  |  06-20-2018  |  Slog

It’s Time to Decriminalize Immigration

This week, the news has been dominated by horrifying scenes from the border of children being ripped apart from their...
The Texas Observer  |  06-20-2018  |  La Linea

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Is Fuckin’ Nuts!

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Review: Whoa! What the Fuck! by Erik Henriksen An upbeat mix of weaponized nostalgia, product placement,...
The Stranger  |  06-20-2018  |  Slog

ICE Temporarily Shutters Portland Facility Due to Occupy Protest

by Nathalie Graham OPB: Following two days of raucous heckling and disruption from Portland demonstrators, a regional office for U.S...
The Stranger  |  06-20-2018  |  Slog

Romance Dies, but Merman Sex Lives on in Melissa Broder's The Pisces

by Suzette Smith HOGARTH PRESS In a June interview with Hazlitt, Melissa Broder claimed she hasn’t seen the Guillermo del...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-20-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Portland Playhouse Extends Its Run of August Wilson’s Fences

by Suzette Smith BRUD GILES I almost missed Portland Playhouse’s presentation of Fences because I came into my new position...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-20-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

City Fees on Airbnbs Could Benefit Affordable Housing Programs

by Kelly Kenoyer Mercury StaffPortland City Council is considering adding two new fees to Portland’s growing Airbnb market. One fee,...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-20-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Poems in Jodie Hollander’s My Dark Horses Surmount Emotional Milestones

by Robert Ham LIVERPOOL UNIVERSITY PRESS In the poetry of Jodie Hollander, horses run free. They represent strength, beauty, and...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-20-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Good Coffee Company Opens Third Location in Slabtown

by Chad Walsh Good Coffee is Now Open in Slabtown Chad Walsh Before brothers Nick and Sam Purvis teamed up...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-20-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Black Milk's Fever Is an Example of His Continuously Inventive Spirit

by Jenni Moore BLACK MILK Wed 6/20 Jack London Revue Delaney Teichler Black Milk has been killing the game for...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-20-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Sustainable Hippiedom

by Anonymous We all know that the boomers "disemboweled their revolution for a pair of running shoes." Of course, now...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-20-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Protesters Aren't Leaving a Portland ICE Office Until Trump Ditches "Zero Tolerance" Rule

by Kelly Kenoyer Several tents set up near the ICE building in South Portland KELLY KENOYER A group of protesters...
The Stranger  |  06-20-2018  |  Slog

Microsoft Responds to Employee Petition

TL;DR: "See? We're the good guys!" by Katie Herzog Getty Images Microsoft found itself in the dog house this week...
The Stranger  |  06-20-2018  |  Slog

GeoCities Shut Down Last Week. Does That Even Really Matter?

GeoCities represented an era; amateur designers and avid hobbyists and internet enthusiasts made web pages that, compared with today, were primitive, endearing and earnest. Unless the makers of these sites made copies of or signed up for Yahoo!'s paid hosting service, all of that history seems to be gone.
New Haven Advocate  |  Brianna Snyder  |  11-03-2009  |  Tech

'Take Me to the Sea' Announces Jaguar Love as Its Own Entity

Johnny Whitney's new project with ex-Blood Brother Cody Votolato and ex- Pretty Girls Make Graves member Jay Clark, finds him dialing the histrionics down to suit the trio's relatively broader musical palette.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Raymond Cummings  |  09-02-2008  |  Reviews

Chris Brown Amps Up His Talent With Technology

The artist presents himself as a disciple of Prince and Michael Jackson, and for the most part, he can justify the comparison. But you wouldn't really know that from watching a recent, nearly sold-out show in Oakland, which emphasized fancy pyrotechnics and Vegas-style chorus lines over actual singing.
East Bay Express  |  Rachel Swan  |  01-09-2008  |  Concerts