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Strickland’s Lists

Publicity regarding 81 persons deemed needful of a police escort while in City Hall has gone national, to the embarrassment...

Fly on the Wall 1461

Verbatim "I was with some intelligence people this week. You wouldn't believe what's going on in this country; it would...

The Prisoner Breaks Free: Four California Blends

Man, sometimes things just break right for a guy. It was one of those beautiful winter days masquerading as spring...

Unapologetic

IMAKEMADBEATS aims to break the Memphis hip hop mold "Throughout my life, a lot of people have called me obsessive,"...

Blacklisted

Local organizers found themselves on City Hall’s naughty list. Call it the Academy Awards for Memphis protesters. The city of...

The Resistance: Memphis Activism Sprouts Everywhere

We've planned this cover for a couple of weeks, calling on sources, digging through social media, and going to rallies...

The Simple, Beautiful Fable of The Red Turtle

by Marc Mohan The Red Turtle is the latest movie from Studio Ghibli, and if there’s one thing film critics...
The Stranger  |  02-23-2017  |  Slog

Facing Tomorrow with Weyes Blood

by Ciara Dolan Weyes Blood plays Sunset Tavern with Fatal Jamz tomorrow night. Named after Southern Gothic novelist Flannery O’Connor’s...
The Stranger  |  02-23-2017  |  Slog

Hockey on bikes

Invented in Ireland more than a century ago, bike polo has found a home in Madison. It’s played here, even...
Isthmus  |  02-23-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

A life worth living

Avé Thorpe documented her dreams with crumpled pictures from magazines. Emily Auerbach had a vision to use poetry, books and...
Isthmus  |  02-23-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Off the Square: A hard act to follow

High Noon Saloon's Cathy Dethmers, the patron saint of bands, was always ready and willing to book new and untested...
Isthmus  |  02-23-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Three cafes

Madison continues to up its coffee game. Stone Creek Coffee, Cafe Domestique and Cafe Social all have different strengths...
Isthmus  |  02-23-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Feedback: Letters & Comments

Letters and comments from the February 23, 2017 issue...
Isthmus  |  02-23-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Mark Pocan on the barricades

Appalled by Trump’s gaffes, scandals and ill-conceived executive orders, progressives are waging a persistent rebellion across the land. One key...
Isthmus  |  02-23-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

The advocate judge

Before he was elected judge, Everett Mitchell made his mark on Madison as a pastor and a social justice activist...
Isthmus  |  02-23-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Grilled cheese to go

The Melted food cart is ramping up delivery by retrofitting a 1981 International Harvester school bus...
Isthmus  |  02-23-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Challenge accepted!

Chaia Huff is transforming women’s basketball culture at Edgewood. But there’s still a long way to go...
Isthmus  |  02-23-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

The real cavern club

Cave of the Mounds hosts evening entertainment events among the stalagmites. The next event on March 17 focuses on Irish...
Isthmus  |  02-23-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Changes in clubland

Cathy Dethmers, who is selling Madison’s beloved High Noon Saloon, believes the new owners will carry on the tradition of...
Isthmus  |  02-23-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

The big leagues

L’Etoile scores a nomination as best restaurant in the 2017 James Beard Awards, but national competition is stiff. Jonny Hunter...
Isthmus  |  02-23-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

DIY success story

Hometown hero and DIY music promoter Ari Herstand returns to Madison for a solo show at the High Noon Saloon...
Isthmus  |  02-23-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Mature love

The Brazilian film “Aquarius” is often understood in political terms, but its portrayal of an older woman’s romantic life is...
Isthmus  |  02-23-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Madison Matrix for Feb. 23, 2017

Madison sometimes defies categorization, but we give it a shot every week with the Madison Matrix...
Isthmus  |  02-23-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Educación ecológica

The Wisconsin School Garden Network expands its reach across Wisconsin and to Latin America. Its handbook, “Teaching in Nature’s Classroom,”...
Isthmus  |  02-23-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Week in Review: Feb. 16-22, 2017

Too busy to read all the news? No worries. Isthmus has got you covered with Week in Review...
Isthmus  |  02-23-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Eats events

One Barrel Brewing and Banzo team up for a fish fry, Macha Tea hosts an Isthmus Dining Company pop-up, and...
Isthmus  |  02-23-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

The meaning of home

Korean-born sculptor Do Ho Suh’s transfixing exhibit at MMoCA uses fabric reconstructions of his home and studio to illustrate the...
Isthmus  |  02-23-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Swank and circumstance

Hatched in Portland, Oregon, as a musical accompaniment for political fundraisers, Pink Martini has grown into a globe-trotting, multilingual fun...
Isthmus  |  02-23-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Earthy + fruity

A saketini from Morris Ramen means you don’t have to choose between sake and a mixed drink. The spiced pear...
Isthmus  |  02-23-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Deap Vally’s desert, dazed, and enthused

Deap Vally’s Femejism is the sound of a band relishing total creative freedom for the first time...
The Georgia Straight  |  02-22-2017  |  Music

Tennis returned to sea to recapture its innocence

The husband-and-wife team of Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley might have worked through a difficult time with their new album,...
The Georgia Straight  |  02-22-2017  |  Music

Our Complete Mardi Gras 2017 Events Calendar

From Brazilian Carnaval at The Crocodile to The Great Royal Room Mardi Gras Celebration by Stranger Things To Do Staff...
The Stranger  |  02-22-2017  |  Slog

Houston Congressman John Culberson’s Town Hall was a Private, GOP-Only Affair

Protesters and counter-protesters stood outside on opposite sidewalks, a discouraging reflection of the political moment. The post Houston Congressman John...
The Texas Observer  |  02-22-2017  |  La Linea

Blabbermouth Podcast: Trump's Immigration Crackdown, Milo's Death Spiral, and Voices from the #ResistanceRecess

by Rich Smith Subscribe to the podcast FOR FREE by clicking right here! On Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security...
The Stranger  |  02-22-2017  |  Slog

Maya Rae has chops far beyond her years

The 14-year-old musician is not doing badly for a high-school student in out-of-the-way Vancouver...
The Georgia Straight  |  02-22-2017  |  Music

Trump Yanks Back Protections for Transgender Youth

by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey Sara D. Davis / Getty Every day one thinks, "President Trump cannot sink any lower"—and yet?...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Didn't Mean to Startle You

by Anonymous To the guy in the white van whose mirror I bumped, You were waiting in a long line...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Blufin Sushi protestors voice their anger over alleged racial discrimination

As promised, protesters showed up outside Gross Pointe Farms' Blufin Sushi to show their disapproval for and anger over the...
Metro Times  |  02-22-2017  |  Blogs

Madison settles Tony Robinson lawsuit for record $3.35 million

Attorneys representing the family of Tony Robinson say they had strong evidence directly contradicting Madison Police Officer Matt Kenny’s account...
Isthmus  |  02-22-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Temples happily threw out the psych-rock rulebook

In the past half-decade or so, the defining sound of the indie-rock underground has arguably been acid-washed psych-pop...
The Georgia Straight  |  02-22-2017  |  Music

A Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Just Filed a New HB2 Repeal. What's Next?

Well, here we go again. This afternoon, a group of lawmakers introduced a new bill to repeal HB2 to a...
INDY Week  |  02-22-2017  |  Triangulator

Films for the Trump Era: The Running Man

by Charles Mudede 2017! Another number... The Running ManThe Running Man was made in 1987 and is set in 2017...
The Stranger  |  02-22-2017  |  Slog

'Lakeview Terrace' Takes Liberties with One Couple's True Story

It seems Neil LaBute's Lakeview Terrace is an artistic rendition of the real-life story of John and Mellaine Hamilton, an interracial Altadena couple that has been locked in a number of bitter disputes with next-door neighbor Irsie Henry, an African-American former LAPD officer who has ended up in court over his disagreements with the Hamiltons.
Pasadena Weekly  |  Carl Kozlowski  |  09-23-2008  |  Movies

Remember Cliff Crooks from 'Top Chef'?

It is impossible that anyone could be this hard to get ahold of. I don’t care how busy or famous you are. I have left at least seven voicemails and as many emails in as many hours. Finally, I get a text message from Chef Cliff Crooks: “No verbal communication at this juncture. How can I assist you?”

Is this guy for real?
New York Press  |  Talia Berman  |  05-22-2008  |  Food+Drink

Staring Blank: Spike Jonze’s Intelligence is Artificial

Where Spike Jonze once soared using magical realism — albeit written by someone else — as his guide (see “Being John Malkovich”) he now flounders with a self-penned technology driven story that shrivels before your eyes.
Cityview  |  Cole Smithey  |  12-16-2013  |  Movies