September 2016

  • 2016 Fall Arts Preview: Lights of Broadway musicals shine bright
    Photo courtesy of Overture Center

    2016 Fall Arts Preview: Lights of Broadway musicals shine bright

    Cinderella, Cabaret are among classics coming to Overture.

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  • Meet Madison's Donut Man
    Laura Zastrow

    Meet Madison's Donut Man

    Greenbush's charismatic Marv Miller makes this storied bakery a must-stop.

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  • Home sweet home at cozy McFarland café
    Nicole Peaslee

    Home sweet home at cozy McFarland café

    McFarland House Café 5923 Exchange St., McFarland, 838-4100

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  • Italian immigrants settled in Greenbush
    Will Skags

    Italian immigrants settled in Greenbush

    Many American cities have areas famous for their large populations of Italian immigrants. In New York it is Little Italy, in Boston the North End and in St. Louis the Hill. It was only natural that those seeking a new life in a foreign land would settle among family and friends.

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  • A&E Guide: 51 September Arts Events
    Photo courtesy of Majestic Theatre

    A&E Guide: 51 September Arts Events

    New theater seasons, nature-inspired art, classical concerts, stand-up comedy and more.

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  • The life of a life coach

    The life of a life coach

    The term “life coach” can seem somewhat nebulous. What do they do? The answer: a lot. Customers who make up a life coach’s client list are millennials looking for clarity on career advice, older, experienced professionals wanting to gain a foothold back in the workforce, people desiring a career transition and entrepreneurs starting new businesses.

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  • Fall Arts Preview: Big-deal performers make Madison stops

    Fall Arts Preview: Big-deal performers make Madison stops

    Garrison Keillor, Tony Bennett and others coming to town.

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  • Fall fashion: Playing it cool at Johnson Street's hottest spots
    Timothy Hughes

    Fall fashion: Playing it cool at Johnson Street's hottest spots

    Effortless Style A maxidress easily transitions into fall when it’s in a bold color and artful print. Top it with a tres chic moto jacket for cooler temps. BB Dakota leather moto jacket, $335, Chauette; Bel Kazan dress, $169.99, and necklace, $99.99, Middleton Dress Company; Chinese Laundry “Ballad” heels, $79, Citrine. (Photo taken at Drunk Lunch)

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  • Sabrina Madison is stepping up to help others
    Sharon Vanorny

    Sabrina Madison is stepping up to help others

    Boy is it fun to watch someone you admire and respect chase a dream and begin living it. Pay attention to the entrepreneurial community and you’ll see a lot of it. I started following the community organizing work of Sabrina Madison, aka Heymiss Progress, back when she launched Conversation Mixtapes in 2013.

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  • Fall Arts Preview: Big-time authors make Madison stops

    Fall Arts Preview: Big-time authors make Madison stops

    Pulitzer Prize winner Viet Tanh Nguyen to read at Wisconsin Book Festival.

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  • Give it a DIY try at Revel

    Give it a DIY try at Revel

    If you’ve ever had the creative itch to make something that oozes coolness for your home but had no clue where to start or the time and wherewithal to source the supplies (ahem, myself), then Revel is the place for you.

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  • Recipe: An un*beet*able salad
    Carissa Serink

    Recipe: An un*beet*able salad

    Beets are one of my favorite vegetables. I've eaten them all sorts of ways—raw, pickled, in soup, roasted and dried. But one of the best ways to eat them is in a salad. I make this salad every time I have extra beets, and it's always a hit when I serve it to guests. There's an array of flavors—sweet from the maple-candied walnuts, acidic from the balsamic vinegar dressing, earthy from the beets and tangy from the goat cheese.

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  • Marquee: MMoCA shares state of the arts
    Courtesy of Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

    Marquee: MMoCA shares state of the arts

    Every three years, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art provides an exciting status update on art in Wisconsin. Highlighting 40 artists from around the state, the “Wisconsin Triennial 2016” reveals current work and forecasts the subject matter and themes that will prove to be significant in years to come.

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  • Cuisine scene with Italian American roots
    Photo courtesy of Francesca’s Al Lago

    Cuisine scene with Italian American roots

    Numerous eateries in our town, past and present, were the inspiration and perspiration of local Italian American families with names such as Amato, Capadona, Di Salvo and Schiro, including at least a couple of dining dynasties.

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  • Postcards are snapshot of Hoffman House history
    Photos courtesy of Dan Curd

    Postcards are snapshot of Hoffman House history

    Fred Hoffman opened one of Madison’s first self-service groceries but it failed during the Depression. What followed was World War II and eight of his nine sons—all but the youngest, Tom—joining the fight. His son Sylvester, better known as Bud, died in combat.

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  • Person of Interest: Kathy Park
    Lee Larsen

    Person of Interest: Kathy Park

    Kathy Park’s introduction to the world’s loneliness came from a man she never met.

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  • How to get more women to run for public office
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    How to get more women to run for public office

    Hillary Clinton took the stage on June 7 and, while making history as the first female nominee for president of a major political party, dedicated her achievement to scores of women who have fought for equal rights.

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  • 5 arts picks to end your summer right
    Sharon Vanorny

    5 arts picks to end your summer right

    The Willy Street Fair, Madison’s longest-running neighborhood festival, has been attracting revelers for nearly four decades and organizers always keep things fresh and funky.

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  • Akhtar: It's time for American Muslim youth to rise up
    Will Skags

    Akhtar: It's time for American Muslim youth to rise up

    Amid a polarized and heated presidential election in 2016, the participation of Muslim youth in American politics has never been as critical and timely as it is now. If they do not strive to define their self-interests individually and collectively, they will leave themselves vulnerable to being defined by others.

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  • 14 classic Italian eateries in Madison
    Photo courtesy of Food Fight, Inc.

    14 classic Italian eateries in Madison

    For most Americans, memories of Italian restaurants conjure images of red-checkered tablecloths, melted candles stuck in old Chianti bottles and lots of pasta smothered in red sauce. Very little of it has much in common with the Old Country.

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  • Out of the shadows
    Photo by Paulius Musteikis

    Out of the shadows

    They risked everything they had for a chance at a better life. But for many undocumented Latino immigrants, entering the U.S. was just the beginning of a journey fraught with roadblocks greater than any border wall.

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  • Michel: Time to discuss undocumented immigrants

    Michel: Time to discuss undocumented immigrants

    I’ve been interested in this complex immigration issue since I lived in Arizona in the 1980s. Decades later, it remains among the thorniest and most difficult-to-grasp policy issues in America.

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  • Heinen: Who's running this show?

    Heinen: Who's running this show?

    This whole defining generations thing has intrigued me lately. WISC-TV and Madison Magazine Vice President and General Manager Tom Keeler has been watching it pretty carefully as well from a different perspective, and I’ve been really thinking about his statement.

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  • Roach: Finding a safe haven from politics

    Roach: Finding a safe haven from politics

    When the world becomes too much—when you can no longer tolerate the political acrimony, the maddening thrum of social media or the Brewers’ record—it becomes time to take haven.

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