Doug Moe

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Doug Moe writes an online column titled “Doug Moe’s Madison” for Madison Magazine.

In this column series, which started running January 2016, Moe writes about interesting people, places and things in Madison.

Moe is a former columnist for the Capital Times and the Wisconsin State Journal, and former editor of Madison Magazine.

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Madison native subject of stirring memoir of life with Down syndrome

David Egan benefited as one of first preschoolers at UW-Madison's Waisman Center

West High grad directs a Middle East 'kidnapping thriller'

Cyrus Nowrasteh's film 'Infidel' opens nationally on Sept. 18

Meet Angela Trudell Vasquez, Madison’s poet laureate

Trudell Vasquez is the first Latina to be named to the position.

UW-Madison professor seizes a virtual teaching opportunity

Design studies professor Wei Dong turns home basement into a teaching studio.

Trivia contest lands Madison man in favorite author’s next novel

Jason Horowitz also wins chat with novelist David Mitchell

West High sign hopes to honor past, inspire future

Student Oakland Steingass is raising money for a new school sign.

Singer-songwriter Sam Ness on the road again

Sauk City native nominated for eight MAMA Awards.

The long run for Jill Karofsky

Jill Karofsky’s successful race for a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court was the result of determination — hers and that of voters.

Saved by the Laurel Tavern’s fish fry

A decades-old tradition the author looks forward to all week.

From Waunakee, a Caribbean caper

Davin Goodwin sees publication of his first novel.

Wisconsin true crime documentary in the works

Doug Moe recalls covering 1979 murder case for Madison Magazine.

Jonathan Little, Madison’s music missionary

Longtime WISM figure now promoting Americana music

Roza Gilles transforms from teen model to CrossFit competitor

Roza Gilles can tell you the exact date her life changed.

Madison’s Isaac Scott is a photographer now

Current issue of The New Yorker features protest photos taken by West High School graduate.

A gripping first novel from Innocence Project’s Steven Wright

‘The Coyotes of Carthage’ draws on UW law professor’s experience.

A fond farewell to Bill and Bobbie Malone

The much admired authors and musicians are returning to their home state of Texas.

Cycling with America’s first black sports hero

Marshall “Major” Taylor become a champion despite facing prejudice.

The end of college boxing

Two authors talk after 60th anniversary of the last UW–Madison bout

Jason Hoke judges dog shows around the world while remaining a top-notch chef

Hoke has traveled to 29 counties to judge shows

‘Never stop singing’ says opera star Jeni Houser

Sheltering in Stoughton, she and husband/tenor David Blalock remain grateful for Madison Opera.

Madison man Evan Hill wins Pulitzer Prize

West High School graduate now works at the New York Times

Leo Burt, the Unabomber and me

As the 50th anniversary of the bombing of UW–Madison's Sterling Hall approaches, a man remains at large.

Soyeon Shim is a big picture entrepreneur at the School of Human Ecology

As dean of the School of Human Ecology, she's both a teacher and an entrepreneur.

Clara Colby’s crusade for women

Contemporary of Susan B. Anthony among first women to graduate from the University of Wisconsin

Walking with memories in the Arb

Doug Moe finds an abundance of turkeys, deer and inscriptions.

City Attorney Mike May's last day nears

Free spirit was a good fit for Madison

Michael Keiser helped create a golf course with Aldo Leopold in mind

Sand Valley was named the country’s best new course of that year by Golf Digest

Ben Sidran's 'love song' to a legendary producer

Musician writes Tommy LiPuma biography, hosts radio show

Podcast traces ink in Maraniss blood

Daughter draws stories out of Pulitzer Prize-winning father

Isthmus closes but memories remain

A writer for the weekly looks back, hopes for a return

The birth of the Brewers

Chris Zantow writes authoritative book on the return of Major League baseball to Milwaukee

Checking in with adventure author Jim Campbell

Books, a TV show and a search for a downed WWII plane

In archery, Oregon's James Lutz is on top of the world

Lutz competed in the 2019 Hyundai World Archery Championships

'Rate the beef and drink the beer'

Burger Night Out group makes 150th stop over 15 years

Dane County’s Field of Dreams

Meet Bill Schultz, the man looking to build a local Miracle League field

Badger hockey’s No. 1 fan

Seven-year-old Jaxton Ernst can’t get enough

The battle for the legitimacy of women’s sports was waged here

Current popularity of women’s intercollegiate athletics may be due to pioneers at UW–Madison

Tara Pizer, a former Miss Madison pageant contestant, now runs the show

Pizer is believed to be the first former contestant in her position

Book of short stories first in 50 years for Blue Mounds writer

The devil and Dennis Chandler

49ers tight end George Kittle born on a game day in Madison

His expectant parents got stuck in traffic en route to the hospital