Aaron R. Conklin

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Aaron R. Conklin has been a contributing writer to Madison Magazine since the early 2000s. He’s the author of Madison Magazine’s award-winning Stage Write blog on local theater and also writes about food for the magazine. In his free time, Conklin enjoys spending time with his family and pets, live music and video games.


The state of restaurant 107 State

Nathan Mergen’s restaurant finds a new way forward by staying hyperfocused on two elements of its original menu.

11 standout Madison burger restaurants

Start here to explore Madison’s stacked burger scene.

Cozy up with these 12 comforting local soups

When the weather’s cold, these local offerings will warm your stomach — and your soul.

10 Madison restaurants serving up backyard favorite: fried chicken

Elevate your summertime picnic with an offering from a local spot.

American Players Theatre goes digital with film 'Talk to Me: Love in the Time of COVID'

Short film came together quickly over Zoom

Overture Center unveils 2020-21 Broadway shows

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ among the musicals coming to town

8 places to get delicious dumplings

Grab your utensils and let’s get dippin’.

A ‘Wicked’ pleasure

A bit of surreal escapism before the coronavirus boom drops

Forward Theater Co. unveils 2020-21 season of plays

Company to tell 'The United Stories of America' on stage

Play about a serial killer challenges morbid fascination

Two Crows’ ‘Down the Road’ peers inside the mind of a monster