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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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

Madison Chocolate Co. wins over a culinary legend

Alice Waters find her passion — in MCC’s Passion Fruit Caramel

Wendy Bucci, daughter of MAD magazine founder, calls Madison home

William M. Gaines, her father, got a kick out of his daughter's adopted home

Jeff Nania restores wetlands, writes mysteries

'Spider Lake’ is Madisonian's newest novel

Ken Kopp brings a taste of the Carribean to Monroe Street

Lorraine’s Restaurant to replace New Orleans Take-Out

Pie ‘n Burger still a must stop for the Rose Bowl bound

Pasadena diner remains unchanged, great

Combat Blindness International has been restoring sight for 35 years

Thousands of surgeries have restored sight

The enduring jazz of Gerri DiMaggio

Singer now accompanied by her guitarist husband

Requiem for Russell Chatham: Artist, writer, rogue

Landscape painter remembered by his Madison fans

Triathlete Eric Sarno helps stroke survivors like him

A stirring story of stroke, recovery and advocacy

Garth Beyer crafts his dream on Monroe Street

Beer-loving entrepreneur to open a beer bar

Road trip to see 'The Irishman' evokes Royko memories

Late Chicago writer liked tough guy movies, too

Brenda Gonzalez acts as a bilingual bridge by removing barriers, helping underserved populations

Gonzalez recently started new role at UW–Madison

The return of Dennis McCann's 'Wisconsin Story'

Book reprinted by Wisconsin Historical Society

After three decades, it's last call for Babes

City's first sports bar had storied history

Principals for a day

A return visit to Thoreau Elementary School

2020 Ryder Cup opens with a double bogey

An online ticket sale fail for Wisconsin event

U.S. Sen. Baldwin and the scientists carrying on her grandfather's work

Congresswoman tours Morgridge Institute lab

Madison's pied piper of pickleball

Dave Weinbach is building the game in Wisconsin

Madison man inspires Tom Hanks to play Mr. Rogers

Jeff Erlanger's quadriplegia did not stop him

Michael Hanson and all that jazz

Jazz radio show host and drummer dies at 78

The legendary day Gertrude Stein met Roundy

Literary icon met popular local columnist in 1934

Meet ace inker (and 'Ink Master' contestant) Janelle Hanson of Iron Quill Tattoo

Hanson recently competed on the hit show

Ken Burns taps Bill Malone for new country music doc

Eight-episode series starts airing Sept. 15 on PBS

One afternoon, two celebrations: Honoring Madisonians Terry Devitt and Boris Frank

Celebrating two accomplished individuals

Madison's Glenn Worf on tour again with Mark Knopfler

Bass player first performed at Nitty Gritty

Against the odds, Ed Garvey biography to be published

Author deleted interviews with lawyer, politico

Edgewood College president steps down to take position with higher education search firm

Scott Flanagan has headed college since 2014

Former Beloit College president defends liberal arts education

Vic Ferrall remains a wood craftsman, storyteller

Couple with spina bifida embraces fitness to live their best lives

This love story started with an Instagram search

The Riley Tavern is one overdue bike ride away

Doug Moe puts off riding for too long

The Badger Herald turns 50

Doug Moe remembers his time at the student paper

The man who rescued a Frank Lloyd Wright gem

Jacobs House is now on World Heritage List

Tree crushes car — happy 4th of July

Writer replaces vehicle with a bike and smartphone