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On thin ice

A 55-degree day in March is not a good time to walk onto the ice of Lake Mendota. But for...
Isthmus  |  03-23-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Going nowhere

Although a lot of people travel to and from Madison on intercity buses, there still isn’t a decent place to...
Isthmus  |  03-23-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Concrete debates

During debates at Isthmus, things get heated between Ald. Harrington-McKinney & Handowski over Jeffy Trail, and Martin & Campbell face...
Isthmus  |  03-23-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Gagged and bagged

Department of Natural Resources staffers are no longer allowed to take positions on proposed legislation. As a result, the state...
Isthmus  |  03-23-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Feedback: Letters & Comments

Square off...
Isthmus  |  03-23-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Off the Square: The Donald's topsy-turvy world

Trump's interpretation of history is a bit skewed, to say the least...
Isthmus  |  03-23-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Week in Review: Mar. 16-22, 2017

Too busy to read all the news? No worries. Isthmus has got you covered with Week in Review...
Isthmus  |  03-23-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Ghosts, images and afterimages

Cinephiles get ready: Isthmus critics review some promising offerings from the 2017 Wisconsin Film Festival...
Isthmus  |  03-23-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Literary geek

With the upcoming release of his novelization of “Star Wars: Rogue One,” Beloit native Matt Forbeck is on top of...
Isthmus  |  03-23-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Son Volt’s got the blues

Son Volt, Jay Farrar’s post-Uncle Tupelo band, is a convergence of blues, folk and country. Isthmus talks to the founder/guitarist...
Isthmus  |  03-23-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Madison Matrix for Mar. 23, 2017

Madison sometimes defies categorization, but we give it a shot every week with the Madison Matrix...
Isthmus  |  03-23-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Hidden wounds

“Learning to Stay,” Forward Theater Company’s first commissioned work, is based on a novel by Erin Celello, a former gubernatorial...
Isthmus  |  03-23-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Long live rock!

As Journey and Asia roll into the Alliant Energy Center, Michael Popke examines why some bands still resonate with audiences...
Isthmus  |  03-23-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Think bigger than apples

Peaches, pears and chestnuts are great edible landscaping. Emily Steinwehe of Emily Plants helps Madison residents transform their yards...
Isthmus  |  03-23-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Get Your ITMFA Gear!

by Dan Savage Seems like as good a time as any to remind people to order some ITMFA gear! Hats,...
The Stranger  |  03-22-2017  |  Slog

Darwin BondGraham, Ali Winston Receive Society of Professional Journalists Award For Oakland Police Reporting

This evening, the Society of Professional Journalists — Northern California chapter will honor Darwin BondGraham and Ali Winston with this...
East Bay Express  |  03-22-2017  |  Ear Bud

Cola Catch Big Psych Wave on New ‘Great Taste’ EP

For those who only know local indie rock outfit Cola by their initial offering of songs—a small collection of ramshackle,...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  03-22-2017  |  Activate

Richmond Sues President Trump Over Threat To Cut Off Funds To Sanctuary Cities

The city of Richmond is taking President Trump to court. This afternoon, officials announced that the city filed a lawsuit...
East Bay Express  |  03-22-2017  |  Ear Bud

FBI: Trump "Associates" Communicated With Russian Operatives

by Dan Savage BREAKING - US officials: Info suggests Trump associates may have coordinated with Russians https://t.co/KqFr3GgAPP https://t.co/sDUcxttgC8— CNN (@CNN)...
The Stranger  |  03-22-2017  |  Slog

Sun Kil Moon At Palace Of Fine Arts This Saturday Is A Reason To Cross The Bay

Every once in a while, we recommend a gig worth checking out in the city. And this Saturday's Sun Kil...
East Bay Express  |  03-22-2017  |  Ear Bud

Blabbermouth Podcast: They Voted for the Guy Who Wants to Take Away Their Health Care. Do They Now Deserve Sympathy?

by The Stranger Episode 93 discusses the recent Frank Rich article, "No Sympathy for the Hillbilly." Above, a line at...
The Stranger  |  03-22-2017  |  Slog

Speech wars

Free speech defenders and social justice activists are clashing on college campuses across the country, including at UW-Madison...
Isthmus  |  03-22-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Disjecta Has a New Executive Director, the Art Gym's Blake Shell

by Megan Burbank Blake Shell Courtesy of Disjecta Take a break from panicking at your Twitter timeline, I've got art...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

A Harmonious Marriage: Béla & Abigail

The banjo is associated with many things: bluegrass, insufferable indie bands, Deliverance. But for Béla Fleck the traditional folk instrument is...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  03-22-2017  |  Activate

London's Muslim Mayor Wants to Ban Cars From Schools

by Charles Mudede London Town from space... NASAWhile everyone's talking about Muslims and the deadly terrorist attack in London today,...
The Stranger  |  03-22-2017  |  Slog

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Why Is My Friend With Benefits Being An Asshole?

by Dan Savage I have been seeing this guy as a friend with benefits for years. He recently told me...
The Stranger  |  03-22-2017  |  Slog

13 Texas Counties Seek Authority from Trump to Enforce Immigration Law

The law enforcement agencies, mostly in rural South Texas and along the coast, have applied to enroll in the 287(g)...
The Texas Observer  |  03-22-2017  |  La Linea

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz for President?

by Tricia Romano Howard Schultz: The next president? Getty Images Apparently, those in the room during his farewell speech as...
The Stranger  |  03-22-2017  |  Slog

A Complaint About a "Police Official" Spurred Amanda Fritz's Opposition to Experimental All-User Restrooms

by Dirk VanderHart Portland's lone remaining multi-stall, gender-neutral bathroom is on the second floor of the Portland Building Earlier this...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Hit List: Best Music, Art & Culture Mar 22-28

A new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic gothic novel comes to City Lights Theater.  ‘Frankenstein’  tells the tale of Victor Frankenstein and...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  03-22-2017  |  Activate

Trumpcare Is in Trouble

by Heidi Groover Spokane's Cathy McMorris Rodgers is a defender of Trumpcare. Thousands of people in her district stand to...
The Stranger  |  03-22-2017  |  Slog

Bainbridge Island Trumpcare Protesters Cancel Die-In Demonstration in the Wake of London Attacks

by Ana Sofia Knauf Activists staged a rally and symbolic "die-in" in opposition to repeal of the Affordable Care Act...
The Stranger  |  03-22-2017  |  Slog

HUMP! 2017 Call For Submissions!

by Dan Savage HUMP! 2017 CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Amateur filmmakers, actual filmmakers, sex-positive singles/couples/throuples/quads, wannabe porn stars, kinksters and other...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

What Seattle Voters Can Learn From the Racism of Washington's Pro-Trump Rural Voters

by Charles Mudede A barn in Trump Country. KIT LEONG/SHUTTERSTOCK.COMCNN has a story about a white man who attended 45...
The Stranger  |  03-22-2017  |  Slog

Next Stop: Death—All Grown Up Author Jami Attenberg on the Pains and Pleasures of Touring in Trump’s America

by Jami Attenberg Jami Attenberg will appear in conversation with Maria Semple on Thurs, March 23 at Elliott Bay Book...
The Stranger  |  03-22-2017  |  Slog

HUMP! 2017 Call For Submissions!

by Dan Savage HUMP! 2017 CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Amateur filmmakers, actual filmmakers, sex-positive singles/couples/throuples/quads, wannabe porn stars, kinksters and other...
The Stranger  |  03-22-2017  |  Slog

Four Reported Dead, 20 Injured in London Attack

by Ana Sofia Knauf The London attack is being considered a "terrorist incident" https://t.co/Es9zilI2Zr pic.twitter.com/f7AcSZLqfE— TIME (@TIME) March 22, 2017...
The Stranger  |  03-22-2017  |  Slog

Fight Over Forrest Statue Isn't Over

The attorney for the Memphis City Council says that the city will continue to push for the relocation of the...

Remembering the "Miracle Child" Robert Raiford

I remember the first time Robert Raiford tried to retire. "I don't know what your religion is like, and your...

Bathroom Bill Halted in TN Legislature

The 2017 version of Tennessee's "Bathroom Bill" may not be completely dead, but it is on life-support after failing to...

Cheers! Watkinsville Approves Sunday Sales

Photo Credit: Paul Joseph Watkinsville voters overwhelmingly approved the Sunday sales of alcoholic drinks in the city’s restaurants and the...
Flagpole Magazine  |  03-22-2017  |  In the Loop

Dave Reichert Is Ready to Vote for Trumpcare. Is That Really What His Constituents Want?

by Heidi Groover About 10,000 more voters in Dave Reichert's district supported Hillary Clinton than Donald Trump. Mark Wilson/getty Tomorrow,...
The Stranger  |  03-22-2017  |  Slog

R.I.P. Roxanne Morgan, the greatest copy editor ever

Roxanne Morgan is gone, and nobody knows what to do.
NUVO  |  Pete Scott  |  12-05-2012  |  Media

I Had Sex at a Swingers Club and Liked It

An inside look at Atlanta sex swingers clubs.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Melysa Martinez  |  10-18-2012  |  Sex

The Lynching of Michael Donald: 30 Years Later

In Mobile, 1981 brought headlines reading "Man Found Hanged on City Street.” The 30th anniversary of Michael Donald’s lynching is a story of intolerance, misdirected anger, mistrust in local law enforcement and slow but steady change.
Lagniappe  |  Luke Buckley  |  03-09-2011  |  Race & Class