Author: Steven Potter

We can do more

As the country grapples with a racial reckoning, local activists, organizers and officials weigh in on Madison’s documented disparities and what criminal justice reform could mean here.

As the country grapples with a racial reckoning, local activists, organizers and officials weigh in on Madison’s documented disparities and what criminal justice reform could mean here.

What's next for the Madison Public Market?

It’s been more than 15 years since the idea for a Madison Public Market was born, and there have been many stops and starts along the way.

It’s been more than 15 years since the idea for a Madison Public Market was born, and there have been many stops and starts along the way. Will this year’s developments, despite a public health crisis, finally lead to a 2022 opening?

Getting out of our traffic jam

There’s one major area where Madison falls short: traffic.

City officials, planners and entrepreneurs are thinking about how we get from point A to point B in a city that’s outgrown its transportation infrastructure.

Can you still afford to rent in Madison?

Families, young professionals aren't mincing words

Madison families and young professionals aren’t mincing words. They say the city’s rental market is “a nightmare,” “verging on highly unaffordable” and turning into “an absolute [expletive] housing crisis.”

State of Madison's art

Advocates see a need for larger investments in art

If Madison wants a thriving art scene, advocates see a need for a larger city investment in public art. As it turns out, that’s about to happen.

Ray Chi's ‘The People's Pronouns'

Funding delays caused delayed installation

Ray Chi's public art piece "The People's Pronouns" was scheduled for installation in Pennsylvania Park on East Johnson Street last fall but it hasn't happened yet.

Dane Arts Mural Arts brings artists and buildings together

Organization has created more than 40 murals

Since launching in 2014, the Dane Arts Mural Arts program has created more than 40 murals around the county on elementary school walls, on the sides of churches, inside police stations and at community centers and businesses.