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.


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

Colleen Madden puts on spooky holiday solo show

APT alum adapts another Charles Dickens story

RNC sends fundraising mailers resembling census forms to Alabama residents

10 Madison-based food gift ideas for the holiday season

Plus two different gift box ideas

Charges reduced in 2018 Freakfest Halloween homicide

13 places you might be surprised to find out deliver in Madison

Plus most-ordered from places through EatStreet

The 'Wizard of Park Street' still sells difficult-to-find comic books

20th Century Books is hidden in plain sight

Large-scale methamphetamine bust at Appleton area hotel

US, Japanese scientists share Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Actor deals deftly with onstage beer bottle, buckets of blood

Stage Right/Stage Wrong with Anna Pfefferkorn

'The Book of Mormon' is still good

Touring production continues to mine the laughs

England begins World Cup campaign with battling victory against Tonga

APT's Jamal James endures broken knee, hand

Actor shares past with ‘Stage Right/Stage Wrong'

Go ahead, be salty with these 14 giant soft pretzels

What could be better than a salty, fluffy pretzel?

Foxconn executive steps away from Wisconsin project

Bernie Sanders wants to get rid of medical debt, too

Local theater companies stage newer works in lieu of the classics

Bartell Theatre companies take chances this season

APT's ‘Book of Will' a gift to theater's loyal audience

Production is full of Core Company star power

Lawyers drop subpoena for lottery book notes related to lottery rigging in Wisconsin, other states

The God of Fire gets his due in original musical 'Hephaestus'

Songs by Nathan Fosbinder soar

Republicans resurrect UW campus free speech bill

‘Hephaestus' composer relives long process from page to stage

Play about Greek god of fire opens this week

AG Kaul joins multistate lawsuit challenging coal rules

MPT's 'Beauty and the Beast' captures just enough Disney magic

Take on animated original is a tale as old as time

‘Anastasia' musical wins hearts

Touring production is a visual buffet

Madison restaurants and businesses are introducing CBD to their menus

Purveyors have embraced the hemp-based supplement