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Isthmus Picks Playlist: June 14-21

Listen to a curated list of tracks from artists playing shows in Madison this week...
Isthmus  |  06-14-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Feedback for June 14, 2018

Parking pushback, a split decision on building, farewell to a prominent citizen who didn't want to be known, and some...
Isthmus  |  06-14-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Audience participation

Music Theatre of Madison expands its commitment to developing new material. A June 16-17 performance of “Hephaestus” will include a...
Isthmus  |  06-14-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Loving in the time of Trump

Samuel Lustgarten and Nika Ranjbar-Irani are getting married in Madison. Unfortunately, President Trump’s Muslim travel ban will keep some relatives...
Isthmus  |  06-14-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Cartooniversity

With workshops in graphic medicine and courses in comics, UW-Madison is becoming a hotbed for an art form that is...
Isthmus  |  06-14-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Affordable ownership

A new group successfully bought and rehabbed a four-unit apartment building into a housing co-op. Now they want to help...
Isthmus  |  06-14-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Joyful noise

Sweet, simple melodies are taken apart and reassembled in new and wonderful ways on Dear Friend, the debut album from...
Isthmus  |  06-14-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Launch pad

Mazomanie’s Base Camp is a great diner at which to start your day. But also look for special theme dinners...
Isthmus  |  06-14-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Celebrities, classic rock and country

The final field is not yet set for the American Family Insurance Championship, but we know a few things: There...
Isthmus  |  06-14-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Different strokes

Dr. Carrie Donahue, owner of Full Circle Holistic Veterinary Care on Monroe Street, integrates Western and Eastern care. The clinic...
Isthmus  |  06-14-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Off the Square: No debate for you!

Faced with criticism, Wisconsin Broadcasters Association skips gubernatorial primary forum entirely...
Isthmus  |  06-14-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Madweek for June 14

Madison composting may be dead, but the algae in the lakes is flourishing! Oh wait, is that bad?...
Isthmus  |  06-14-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Destination: McWorld

Chicago’s Global Menu McDonald’s starts too tame. Is it worth dropping in while near the West Loop? Sure thing...
Isthmus  |  06-14-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Eats Events

Columbia County celebrates June Dairy month with a Moo-Day brunch, Ale Asylum is looking for the best Bloody Mary in...
Isthmus  |  06-14-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

The people’s choice

Progressive Democrats are meeting in homes and bingo halls to discuss the governor’s race and to come up with a...
Isthmus  |  06-14-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Alphabet artistry

The meanings behind letters of the alphabet animate a dual exhibit at the James Watrous Gallery from Anne Kingsbury and...
Isthmus  |  06-14-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

History of a hangout

“The 602 Club in the Sixties” captures rare images of a hangout for artists, intellectuals, draft dodgers and protesters. Photographer...
Isthmus  |  06-14-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

For the love of nature

Serving as both a geology lesson and a trail guide, “Wisconsin State Parks” gives the reader a deeper understanding of...
Isthmus  |  06-14-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Summer melodies

Summer has arrived with the launch of Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society’s chamber music festival. Isthmus classical reviewer John Barker...
Isthmus  |  06-14-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Failure to gel

The all-female heist crew of the new “Ocean’s 8” has some notable talents, but the film overall fails to live...
Isthmus  |  06-14-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Failure to gel

The all-female heist crew of the new “Ocean’s 8” has some notable talents, but the film overall fails to live...
Isthmus  |  06-14-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Emotional horror

Toni Collette is a burning inferno at the center of “Hereditary,” a superlative slow-burn horror film that should join the...
Isthmus  |  06-14-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Emotional horror

Toni Collette is a burning inferno at the center of “Hereditary,” a superlative slow-burn horror film that should join the...
Isthmus  |  06-14-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

TONIGHT: Go Listen to Angela Garbes Read from Like a Mother

by Sean Nelson Garbes reads at The Summit with another big deal Stranger alum, Lindy West. Tickets are sold out...
The Stranger  |  06-13-2018  |  Slog

What’s in a Name? Texas SBOE Tentatively Approves ‘Ethnic Studies: Mexican American Studies’

After months of back-and-forth over a hyphen, ethnic labels and what it means to be American, the State Board of...
The Texas Observer  |  06-13-2018  |  La Linea

10 Amazing Ramsey Lewis Songs to Listen to Before His Three-Night Run at the Triple Door

Here are 10 amazing songs by soul-jazz legend Ramsey Lewis to prep you for his three-night stand at the Triple...
The Stranger  |  06-13-2018  |  Slog

Hot Muscle Dudes Make This Skinny Guy Feel Bad About His Body. Should He Stop Fucking Them?

"I almost always perceive every guy I am attracted to as way out of my league." by Dan Savage I...
The Stranger  |  06-13-2018  |  Slog

15 Places to Watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Seattle

by Stranger Things To Do Staff It's time to get excited about soccer again. Get in on the action and...
The Stranger  |  06-13-2018  |  Slog

SPD Releases Second Body Camera Video Showing Punching Incident That Led to Officer's Assault Charge

SPD already released a video from another officer's perspective. by Steven Hsieh The Seattle Police Department released a second body...
The Stranger  |  06-13-2018  |  Slog

Why Some Baptists Weren’t Happy with Mike Pence’s Stump Speech at Texas Gathering

How do you turn a denominational meeting into a political campaign rally? Give Mike Pence the microphone. The vice president...
The Texas Observer  |  06-13-2018  |  La Linea

The Top 11 Things to See at the June 2018 Capitol Hill Art Walk

Our critics' picks for the PrideFest edition on June 14. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Every second Thursday, rain...
The Stranger  |  06-13-2018  |  Slog

Tim Burton Prepares Dumbo for the Elephant Graveyard

by Sean Nelson Dumbo v. Dumbo I'll allow as how the steady, sharp decline of Tim Burton from visionary weirdo...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Summer Outdoor Movies in Seattle

Where to watch Black Panther, Coco, Jumanji, and more. by Stranger Things To Do Staff As the days get longer...
The Stranger  |  06-13-2018  |  Slog

28 Places To Watch Outdoor Movies in Seattle: Summer 2018

Where to watch Black Panther, Coco, Jumanji, and more. by Stranger Things To Do Staff As the days get longer...
The Stranger  |  06-13-2018  |  Slog

Rep. Jayapal Demands a Hearing on Sessions's Barbaric Family Separation Policy

Watch Jayapal's impassioned speech to the chair of the House Judiciary. by Rich Smith Jayapal is currently sitting in front...
The Stranger  |  06-13-2018  |  Slog

Mix Masters at The GlassHouse

Come clink your cocktail glasses with pals and raise money for a good cause with Mix Masters. Proceeds from the...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  06-13-2018  |  Activate

Photo Gallery: 2018 Hot Corner Festival

The 2018 Hot Corner Celebration and Soul Food Festival took place at the corner of Hull and Washington streets last...
Flagpole Magazine  |  06-13-2018  |  Culture Briefs

Tim Burton Prepares Dumbo for the Elephant Graveyard

by Sean Nelson Dumbo v. Dumbo I'll allow as how the steady, sharp decline of Tim Burton from visionary weirdo...
The Stranger  |  06-13-2018  |  Slog

How We Got Here: The Disturbing Path that Leads to Child Prison Camps

One of the fresh horrors this week: The Trump administration is considering housing immigrant children in tents at three Texas...
The Texas Observer  |  06-13-2018  |  La Linea

With On Cinema Live!, Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington Make Cinema Great Again

by Morgan Troper Tim Heidecker is co-host of the only movie review show that matters. When On Cinema began in...
The Stranger  |  06-13-2018  |  Slog

On Chesil Beach: Top-Shelf Nicholas Sparks or Bottom-Shelf Keira Knightley?

by Elinor Jones In On Chesil Beach, romance isn’t romantic. As a scholar of the rom-com genre, there’s nothing I...
The Stranger  |  06-13-2018  |  Slog

Incredibles 2 Is a Solid Sequel to the Best Superhero Movie Ever

by Bobby Roberts They're baaack! Writer/director Brad Bird’s The Incredibles was released in 2004—the same year as Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man...
The Stranger  |  06-13-2018  |  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