Doug Moe’s Madison

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.

She continues: “And I really liked the fact that [ski jumping] was — excuse my language — just a badass thing to do. Showing up the boys. That was fun. I loved the rush of it, the feeling of jumping and flying as far as I could.”

Farewell, Smoky's Club

The cast of colorful characters topped even the steaks at Smoky's, which closes on Feb. 28 after 69 years.

For some, a restaurant or bar is made truly special by its patrons and their stories. By that measure, few if any places in Madison can top Smoky’s, which closes on Feb. 28 after 69 years.

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.'

The new James Edward Mills book from National Geographic tells the untold story of the role people of color have played in the preservation of public lands.

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.

There's a connection between the new movie “Nightmare Alley” and Doug Moe's decision to write a book 20 years ago, but it will take some explaining.

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.

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: 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.

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.

Ai Weiwei’s new memoir “1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows” has drawn rapturous reviews. Lenore McComas Coberly, 96, recalls meeting the author's famous father.

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.

On Nov. 2, 1941 — 80 years ago last week — Truax, a lieutenant in the U. S. Army Air Force, died when the P-40 aircraft he was flying crashed.

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.

Over 33 years of producing live television, Andy Moore counted down the last 60 seconds into his director’s ear. On Oct. 1, he'll do it for the final time.

The real winner at Whistling Straits

The Ryder Cup Golf Course’s nearest neighbor, Robert “Ziggy” Ziegelbauer, anticipates a week of hard work and good fun ahead.

The Ryder Cup Golf Course’s nearest neighbor, Robert “Ziggy” Ziegelbauer, anticipates a week of hard work and good fun ahead.

Wisconsin woman executed by the Nazis is hardly 'forgotten'

With a new book, the rest of the world is discovering what a Madison TV journalist unearthed a decade ago.

Mildred Harnack is the only U.S. woman ever executed by Nazis by direct order of Hitler — but a local journalist unearthed her story a decade ago. What does he make of the new book?

Fight against Huntington's disease rolls on for Shana Verstegen

The champion log roller may have escaped the gene that caused her mother's death, but her advocacy continues with an event in August.

The champion log roller may have escaped the gene for the disease that caused her mother's death, but her advocacy continues with an event in August.

Saying 'so long' to the Avenue Bar

The East Washington institution will make way for the new Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras center, but it's not the first goodbye.

Whatever the how and why, the end of the Avenue Bar is a big deal. It came as close to being a public utility as any Madison restaurant ever has.

A discarded recipe box and the famous Zapruder film

The recent death of a distinguished journalist connects both stories.

The June 16 death at 92 of distinguished journalist Richard Stolley has Doug Moe recalling two vastly different but forever connected columns he wrote.