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Beer Flight Theatre Night at the Evergreen Theatre

"I'll walk alone and be blown thinner and thinner. And thinner and thinner and thinner and thinner and thinner —...

The Seismic Shift in Voting Demographics

A seismic demographic shift in the United States has forced some to consider what actually "makes America great." This debate...

War Dogs

Todd Phillips' new film is a worthy attempt that falls short. "Bush opened the floodgates in Iraq," Efraim Diveroli (Jonah...

Offering a little help with Trump’s test.

Some sample questions for Trump's immigrant "vetting" test. I want desperately to help Donald Trump. I think I can be...

Bardog celebrates eight years with 5K and street fest.

In 2010, as local restaurateur Aldo Dean was planning for Bardog's second anniversary alley party, one of his former employees...

Fly on the Wall 1435

CHOAS and reefer madness! CHOAS 901 Remember Elvis Week 2016? Gosh, it seems like it was only last week when...

Late Summer Record Reviews

New albums from Hartle Road, the Numero Group, and NOTS Hartle Road — Maxx (Jenny Records) Hartle Road have been...

The World Series of Drag Racing at Memphis International Raceway

The World Series of Drag Racing has been an Illinois staple for more than half a century. This year, the...

Group Paints, Hides Rocks Around Memphis

Q&A with the co-founders of 901 Rocks! Cardiology nurse Lisa Dawson wanted to combine her children's desire to create with...

RIP for the Shelby County Democratic Party

State Democratic chair Mancini rings down the curtain, at least temporarily, on the SCDP. For what it's worth — and...

Raw fish and coffee

A lot of new restaurants and bars are opening, from Cask & Ale to Miko Poké. The former Kangchen and...
Isthmus  |  08-25-2016  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Saucy subs

Mr. Torta’s customizes subs, nachos and more. Although entrees are overstuffed and have a tendency to sog out, the nachos...
Isthmus  |  08-25-2016  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Eats events

Lesbian pop-up bar heads to Barolo, ice cream social at Sassy Cow Creamery and four-plate tasting hosted by OSS-Madison and...
Isthmus  |  08-25-2016  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Preparing for the unthinkable

Mass shootings have become frighteningly common in the U.S. So you can be forgiven for wondering if, in the face...
Isthmus  |  08-25-2016  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Bridge-builder at 13

Ajani Carr’s young life has been riddled with tragedy. But the 13-year-old is focusing on making a difference, spearheading a...
Isthmus  |  08-25-2016  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Off the bus

For decades, ridership on Madison Metro has been steadily growing. But over the past 12 months, ridership is down 8%...
Isthmus  |  08-25-2016  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Amazed and infused

Green Owl Cafe is a healthy vegetarian restaurant, plus a secret hotspot for killer cocktails. The housemade infusions steal the...
Isthmus  |  08-25-2016  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Eyes in the sky

NASA satellites are recording an unprecedented amount of data about the Earth and transmitting it down to us. To help...
Isthmus  |  08-25-2016  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Right to the road

Are bicyclists “entitled” to ride anywhere they choose? Hell yes!...
Isthmus  |  08-25-2016  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Stories that transform

Sagashus Levingston, a Ph.D. candidate at UW-Madison, has Kickstarted a coffee table book called “Infamous Mothers.” The book tells the...
Isthmus  |  08-25-2016  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Feedback: Letters and Comments

Letters and comments from the August 25, 2016 issue...
Isthmus  |  08-25-2016  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Fighting chance

Waunakee’s Brody Joseph takes kickboxing-like sport Muay Thai to international competition. The Olympic equivalent-championships include athletes from 140 countries there...
Isthmus  |  08-25-2016  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Playing footy

Madison’s Indomitable Warriors play Australian rules football. The coed team practices and scrimmages, but has not yet begun to compete...
Isthmus  |  08-25-2016  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Madison Matrix for August 25, 2016

Madison sometimes defies categorization, but we give it a shot every week with the Madison Matrix...
Isthmus  |  08-25-2016  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Week in Review: August 18-24, 2016

Too busy to read all the news? No worries. Isthmus has got you covered with Week in Review...
Isthmus  |  08-25-2016  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Off the Square: Infiltration fail

Intern shenanigans in the Feingold campaign...
Isthmus  |  08-25-2016  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Out of the dorm room, onto the stage

Lucien Parker, a UW-Madison First Wave scholar who started an album in his dorm room, brings his laid-back rap style...
Isthmus  |  08-25-2016  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Inside look

In “Don’t Think Twice,” writer/director Mike Birbiglia examines the dynamic of a New York City improv troupe. It features Keegan-Michael...
Isthmus  |  08-25-2016  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

More bark than bite

Todd Solondz taps into the humor of dysfunctional relationships with mixed results in “Weiner-Dog,” four stories linked by a dachshund...
Isthmus  |  08-25-2016  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Make it happen!

Library Takeover is a new program from the Madison Public Library that aims to teach event-planning skills...
Isthmus  |  08-25-2016  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

“The album that changed everything”

Madison band Get Back Wisconsin plays nothing but Beatles songs. They celebrate the 50th anniversary of every Beatles album by...
Isthmus  |  08-25-2016  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Bohemian rhapsody

Free People at Hilldale is the state’s first. Here, a mother born before Woodstock and a daughter too young to...
Isthmus  |  08-25-2016  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Cheater's Curse

by Anonymous I was a good girlfriend. I listened to you talk about yourself and talk about yourself and talk...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-24-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Advocates Propose Major Changes to Encampment Sweeps, New Protections for Homeless People

by Heidi Groover Washington State Department of Transportation crews regularly clear encampments along highways, including this one in June. Ansel...
The Stranger  |  08-24-2016  |  Slog

EOD: Don't Worry, Hillary's Team Is Right On Top of This "Vagenda of Manocide" Thing

by Jennifer Campbell Ahem. Everyone?EVERYONE!"Vagenda of Manocide."[dead silence for 30 seconds followed by wild cheers] pic.twitter.com/FfrgPr06UL— Matthew Foster (@OhWettestFarm) August...
The Stranger  |  08-24-2016  |  Slog

Eat Shit, Hope Solo

by Ansel Herz Here's the Swedish team with their silver medals. Stefan Holm / Shutterstock.com Hometown hero Hope Solo, while...
The Stranger  |  08-24-2016  |  Slog

This Week on the Blabbermouth Podcast: WTF Is a "Neoliberal"?

by Eli Sanders Also discussed on Episode 64: What's wrong with this Donald Trump statue? And was State Senator Reuven...
The Stranger  |  08-24-2016  |  Slog

Behind every startup, there’s a story

Behind every startup there’s a story. Here are five inspiring entrepreneurs who are quietly shaping Madison...
Isthmus  |  08-24-2016  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Russell Wilson Responds To Question About Moving His Wedding From North Carolina

by Jennifer Campbell Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com Russell Wilson gave the perfect no-comment comment response today to Monday's news that...
The Stranger  |  08-24-2016  |  Slog

Hit List: Music, Art & Culture Aug 24-30

San Jose’s Pride celebration returns this weekend with a massive dance party and parade through downtown. Also, Australian rockabilly punks...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  08-24-2016  |  Activate

Disgraced Sets A Course for Conflict

So a muslim, a white liberal, a black, and a jew walk into a theater... And no, that's not the...

Hey Bernie Bros, "Revolution" Is Not the Best Way to Structure a Political Movement

by Christopher Frizzelle "My bros. C'mon. Why are you fighting?" Crush Rush / Shutterstock.com If you go to Bernie Sanders's...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-24-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

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

Eat Pussy Like a Porn Star

After performing in nearly 1,500 scenes with over 1,400 women and having won three AVN Awards I am more-than-qualified to speak on this matter.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Kurt Lockwood  |  05-29-2013  |  Sex

Connecting the Dots on the Waterfront

To the future and the past of the communities surrounding the ports.
Random Lengths News  |  By James Preston Allen  |  02-06-2015  |  Commentary