7 things we *think* we know about Madison

What did 2015 tells us about Madison,...

How, as the song goes, do we measure a year? Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes? How do we measure the first year of the second half of the second decade of the twenty-first century? What did 2015 tells us about Madison, Wisconsin? It feels like it was an important year. But don’t they all? We were presented with opportunities, some familiar, some unprecedented. We had chances to do great things. We had chances to go dangerously off the rails. We are different than we were twelve months ago. We’re certain of that. What else are we certain of? Madison Magazine editors past and present reflected on the year, and we’ve got some ideas. But the future makes the present notoriously hard to place in the context of history. So here’s what we think we know about 2015.

7 things we *think* we know about Madison

The voice of Black leadership saved our city, and it’ll never be the same.

7 things we *think* we know about Madison

Sifting and winnowing became slashing and burning at UW.

7 things we *think* we know about Madison

We didn’t just gain a presidential candidate, we lost a governor.

7 things we *think* we know about Madison

Downtown is becoming a boomtown, with Madison politics in full play.

7 things we *think* we know about Madison

We don’t want Bo to go.

7 things we *think* we know about Madison

Madison’s Arts scene is stronger than ever.

7 things we *think* we know about Madison

Madison knows good mac ‘n’ cheese.