Remembering Reid Gilbert
The 91-year-old mime master who first put Spring Green on the arts world map died on May 28.
Soccer in a time of war: Madison videographer Bill Roach documents the spirit of Ukraine
Roach was part of an ESPN crew reporting on the Ukraine national soccer team's World Cup bid.
Grooving with the ghost particles
New Madison band mines old musical friendships for a fresh sound and a new CD.
In Memoriam of Dr. Linda Sullivan
Before her February 2022 death, the professor emeritus helped found numerous charitable initiatives and taught an estimated 2,500 future veterinarians.
Remembering a wild ride with an NFL star
On the 30th anniversary of NFL defensive lineman Lyle Alzado's death, Doug Moe ponders a story he's never fully told.
A mother brings awareness to other parents about dangerous online “challenge” games after a tragedy
In the time since her son’s death, Annie McGrath has learned a great deal about the popular online games that have proliferated over the past decade.
The artistic journey of a Madison financial consultant
After a recent art show in his Michigan hometown, Jay Handy hopes to continue honing his practice and perhaps bring something similar to Madison.
The skeleton in the chimney
A cold case heats up as DNA experts step in to try to help solve a late-1980s mystery: Whose skeleton was found in the chimney of a local music store, how did it get there, and why?
Madison folk-rockers The Whiskey Farm find inspiration ‘Over These Green Hills’
Out with a new album and relieved to be playing live music again, The Whiskey Farm has a release party planned for June 3.
Adding a fourth dimension: Madison’s Mark Weller uses ‘time-stacking’ to create stunning photography
The retired telecommunications executive turned fine arts photographer has a new exhibition at the Anderson Arts Center in Kenosha.
WATCH: Doug Moe discusses book about Title IX and women’s sports at UW-Madison
In a ‘Swing State’ of mind
Madison jazz legend Ben Sidran's all-instrumental new album is the feel-good escape we all need after a trying couple of years.
Rooting for Coach K
Madison's Mark Schmitz reflects on a magical 15 years designing for legendary Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, whose last game — or penultimate game — is Saturday night.
New book toasts Madison’s historic Fauerbach Brewery
Cheers to Peter Fauerbach for researching and writing the coffee table book that he will sign and discuss at two events in April.
Dexter Patterson has found his passion in the birding club he co-founded for people of color
Patterson built a presence online as the “Wisco Birder,” stressing fun and a low-key, “lightly scientific” approach.
Former Madison journalist Dave Iverson is back with a moving memoir of caring for his mom
"Winter Stars" takes a look back at the time when Iverson tended for his centenarian mom.
Who discovered Elvis, what killed Bob Marley, and did The Beach Boys steal a song from Charles Manson?
Madison's 'Rock and Roll Detective' Jim Berkenstadt provides answers to music history's pressing questions in a new book.
Rediscovering the UW Arboretum and its rich history
After miles spent walking its wooded trails every day, Doug Moe continues to dig deeper into the history of the 1,260-acre urban wonder.
Behind Pete Souza’s camera lens
Pete Souza’s photographs have captured two presidencies and countless iconic moments.
The Queen Bee of Mount Horeb
Local eighth-grade science teacher Kellie Monroe Aquino nabs her third title in the Scandahoovian Winter Festival's Adult Spelling Bee, created by journalist Jane Burns.
Inside the Capitol insurrection
Madison West High School graduate Evan Hill is part of The New York Times' Visual Investigations Team that just won the duPont award for its documentary 'Day of Rage.'
Tom Erickson returned to campus to lead the new School of Computer, Data and Information Sciences
UW–Madison alumnus Tom Erickson spent his career helping technology firms around the world succeed, and now he's back.
And she’s off: Doug Moe gets the backstory on the Madison ski jumper’s last-minute Olympics berth
Despite winning the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for ski jumping in December, Anna Hoffmann almost didn't make the Olympics cut and says female athletes still struggle for equality.
Farewell, Smoky’s Club
The cast of colorful characters topped even the steaks at Smoky's, which closes on Feb. 28 after 69 years.
Marisa Moseley hopes to help the UW–Madison women’s basketball program finally fulfill its potential
Turning the tide for UW–Madison women’s basketball may be Moseley’s most formidable task yet. The Badgers have had losing records for 10 consecutive seasons.
The untold story of people of color and public land preservation
James Edward Mills' forthcoming book, contracted by National Geographic, is the latest project for the prolific journalist, photographer and creator of 'The Joy Trip Project.'
Doug Moe’s Madison: A long road ends at ‘Nightmare Alley’
The new Bradley Cooper and Cate Blanchett movie is the final chapter in a story that winds through a 1940s novel, 1950s boxing at UW–Madison, WWII bombs, mobsters and a correspondence between writers.
Losing a legend: Celebrated Olympian and UW–Madison crew star Carie Graves dead at 68
Graves was the star of the first national championship won by a UW varsity women’s team; a two-time Olympian and five-time national rowing team member. She died Sunday.
Village Bar will reopen under new ownership
Doug Moe's Madison: The new owners are three longtime friends and regulars who hope to reopen the Village Bar — for the first time in more than 18 months — as early as Dec. 18.
Doug Moe’s Madison: The city’s ‘Grand Old Man of Music’ is back for an encore
Despite the pandemic and ongoing health challenges, Richard Wiegel is back playing live music and promoting The Midwesterner's new CD, 'Pecatonica Mud.'
Jason Fields’ second act success
After a few bleak years threatened his career and life, a happier and healthier Jason Fields marks one year as MadREP’s CEO.
Doug Moe’s Madison: Paul Soglin is still going to bat for Minnie Miñoso
The former mayor has been advocating for Miñoso's induction into Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame for decades. On Dec. 5, it could finally happen.
96-year-old Madison poet recalls magical day in Beijing
Chinese artist-activist Ai Weiwei’s new memoir, “1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows,” has drawn rapturous reviews. Lenore McComas Coberly reflects back on meeting the author's famous poet father.
Author Alex Bledsoe’s Southern roots influence every aspect of his storytelling
Alex Bledsoe is slated to soon release "Dandelion," the first book in four years from the prolific author of 13 other published novels and more than 50 short stories.
Late Madison flyer ‘Bud’ Truax is honored with forthcoming book
Eighty years after the U.S. Army Air Force lieutenant was killed in a WWII training exercise, a forthcoming book will introduce a new generation to the Madison native for which the Dane County Regional Airport's Truax Field was named.
Retired newspaperman George Hesselberg returns to meet one more deadline
The venerable local journalist has collected 66 of his favorite obituary writings in a new book called 'Dead Lines.'
Last night’s third place win marks local man’s astonishing fourth showing in the finals for The New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest
The contest gets between 5,000-10,000 entries per week. Mount Horeb's Paul Nesja won it last year and has been a finalist three times since.
Madison professor’s latest book provides harrowing account of Firestone’s 20th century exploitation in West Africa
Gregg Mitman will appear in person to discuss 'Empire of Rubber' at the Wisconsin Book Festival on Oct. 23.
Andy Moore turns out his Friday night lights
The Wisconsin Public Television veteran has produced Friday night news shows for 33 years. This week’s his last.
New University of Wisconsin Athletic Director Chris McIntosh picks up where his mentor left off
In July, McIntosh replaced the retiring Barry Alvarez as athletic director.