City Life

Make winter birdwatching your next cold weather hobby

Fly solo or grab your flock and a field guide for your first lesson in winter birdwatching.

In need of a new relaxing activity this winter season? Grab your flock and a field guide for your first lesson in birdwatching.

Ryan Rose tames wild mustangs and teaches others to do the same

Ryan Rose has trained 1,000 horses in his lifetime. His three-week mustang-taming course draws students from all over the world.

Ryan Rose has trained 1,000 horses in his lifetime. His three-week mustang-taming course draws students from all over the world.

6 things to check out this February

Whether looking to treat your valentine or treat yourself, check out these fun gift ideas.

Whether looking to treat your valentine or treat yourself, check out these fun gift ideas.

Madison made civil rights history in 1963 by adopting the first fair housing ordinance in the state

Thanks to a conservative white mayor, two forceful Black leaders, two pioneering women, a helpful city attorney, strong support from both city newspapers and a vast citizens’ support network, Madison made civil rights history in 1963 by adopting the state’s first open housing ordinance.

Thanks to a conservative white mayor, two forceful Black leaders, two pioneering women, a helpful city attorney, strong support from both city newspapers and a vast citizens’ support network, Madison made civil rights history in 1963 by adopting the state’s first open housing ordinance.

Building on the South Park Street economic development hub

As an urban planner by training and heart, Ruben Anthony knows development is a good thing. But not all development is created equal.

As an urban planner by training and heart, Ruben Anthony knows development is a good thing. But not all development is created equal.

SHARE: Post your Madison in the snow pictures

It's a snowy day today in the Madison area! Share your pictures and tell us how you plan to enjoy the snowy weather.

It's a snowy day today in the Madison area! Share your pictures and tell us how you plan to enjoy the snowy weather.

Sun Prairie's children's museum aims to open in fall 2021

Despite challenges in 2020, Explore Children’s Museum pushes forward.

The team at the Explore Children’s Museum of Sun Prairie had big plans in 2020 — they hoped to launch two traveling exhibits by the fall and get the nonprofit off the ground. Then COVID-19 hit.

Green jobs could light the way in a post-pandemic economy

Before the COVID-19 crisis, clean energy jobs were growing one and a half times faster than overall employment in Wisconsin.

Before the COVID-19 crisis, clean energy jobs were growing one and a half times faster than overall employment in Wisconsin.

GALLERY: Top photos of 2020

Take a look at some of Madison Magazine staff member's favorite photos over the past year.

Take a look at some of Madison Magazine staff member's favorite photos over the past year.

Top 10 Madison Magazine articles of 2020

As we turn the page into a new year, we wanted to share some of our favorite stories from 2020.

As we turn the page into a new year, we wanted to share some of our favorite stories from 2020.

TELL US: Share your New Year's Resolution!

2020 has been an unprecedented year for us all. Share what you're looking forward to in 2021!

2020 has been an unprecedented year for us all. Now is the time to move forward with high hopes for the year to come.

Carlton Jenkins is up for the challenge

As the new superintendent of the Madison Metropolitan School District, Carlton Jenkins’ career comes full circle.

As the new superintendent of the Madison Metropolitan School District, Carlton Jenkins’ career comes full circle.

Snowshoe your way through Madison’s parks

Snowshoeing is easy, quiet and relatively safe compared to most of our state’s favorite frozen pastimes, so let's clip in.

Snowshoeing is easy, quiet and relatively safe compared to most of our state’s favorite frozen pastimes, so let's clip in.

When safer at home isn’t

With domestic abuse rising, hotline calls increasing in complexity and people isolated more than ever due to COVID-19 precautions, advocates say it’s critical to stay connected to your neighbors.

With domestic abuse rising, hotline calls increasing in complexity and people isolated more than ever due to COVID-19 precautions, advocates say it’s critical to stay connected to your neighbors.

Madison's Top Nurses 2020

We pay tribute to courageous and compassionate front line nurses who show up, lead and innovate to care for patients.

We pay tribute to courageous and compassionate front line nurses who show up, lead and innovate to care for patients.