Doug Moe’s Madison

Golden anniversary approaches for the ultimate bar band

It's been nearly 50 years since Dr. Bop and the Headliners featuring The White Raven played its first gig at Nitty Gritty.

It's been nearly 50 years since Dr. Bop and the Headliners featuring The White Raven played its first gig at Nitty Gritty.

New book brings Nellie McKay out of the shadows

The late UW–Madison professor’s groundbreaking work illuminated literature by Black women, but her own life was largely private.

Author Shanna Greene Benjamin describes how the late UW–Madison professor’s work illuminated literature by Black women while she kept her own life private.

Wonder Bar tales will live on

A proposed development may demolish the Wonder Bar but its stories will outlast us all.

A proposed development to demolish the Wonder Bar has me recalling one of my favorite Jim Harrison lines: “Death steals everything except our stories.”

Patrick McBride says he was 'The Luckiest Boy in the World'

The retired Madison physician's as-of-yet unpublished manuscript details his real-life teenage experiences, the stuff of sports fans' dreams.

Retired physician Patrick McBride's real-life teenage experiences were the stuff of sports fans' dreams, detailed in an as-of-yet unpublished manuscript.

Southern Wisconsin's connection to Ernest Hemingway

40 years ago, Monroe native Larry W. Phillips had an idea that resulted in sharing a copyright with Hemingway’s widow.

40 years ago, Monroe native Larry W. Phillips had an idea that resulted in sharing a copyright with Ernest Hemingway’s widow.

Forest Products Laboratory's wood expert answers the call

After Capitol insurrectionists destroyed historical wooden artifacts and objects, the U.S. Army tapped Madison research engineer Robert Ross for help.

After Capitol insurrectionists destroyed historical wooden artifacts and objects, the U.S. Army tapped Madison research engineer Robert Ross for help.

March Madness comes to super fan Mitch Henck

Now back home in Indiana, the former Madison-area media personality is about to experience the NCAA Tournament in his backyard.

Former Madison-area media personality is about to experience the NCAA Tournament in his backyard.

Twenty-two years and counting for 'Jonathan and Kitty’

The popular Madison morning show radio co-hosts have made the Best of Madison list every year since 2003.

Jonathan Suttin and Kitty Dunn have cohosted their radio show for 22 years this month, in an industry notorious for fast goodbyes and constant change.

How a 'death doula' brought peace to a Madison family

Veterans' advocate and author Doug Bradley enlisted a professional to help his mother die peacefully.

"I miss her dearly but I never thought seeing a loved one go would be like that," says author and veteran's advocate, Doug Bradley. "Peaceful and perfect.”

What's next for a Madison marketing maven?

More than 40 years into her career, Marsha Lindsay is still connecting the dots.

Marketing maven Marsha Lindsay, of venerable agency Lindsay, Stone and Briggs, now focuses on her consulting business, Lindsay Foresight & Stratagem.

Local chess prodigy looks beyond the board

Madison’s Awonder Liang was a grandmaster by 14 — now he’s got his sights set on college.

He was a grandmaster at 14, winning an unprecedented three straight U.S. Junior Championships. College is next for Madison's Awonder Liang, who turns 18 in April.

Remembering Bob Royko: 'Everyone should have such a brother'

The longtime Madisonian died in January nearly 25 years after his famous sibling, Mike. Doug Moe pays tribute to them both.

Longtime Madisonian Bob Royko would have lived a full and admirable life even if he didn’t have a famous brother — which he did. It’s how I met him.

A Madison woman found the RNC pipe bomb in D.C.

After the FBI interviewed Madison native Karlin Younger about discovering the pipe bomb, so did Doug Moe.

Madison native Karlin Younger was outside her Washington, D.C., apartment when she saw what she thought was garbage. Then she looked a little closer.

A UW Alum Pens an Untold Watergate Tale

James Barron's new biography helps Elias Demetracopoulos posthumously tell his mythic story

When James Barron was studying for a master’s degree at UW–Madison in the late 1960s, crossing paths with soon to be notables like Paul Soglin and Dick Cheney, his best moments were spent with Capital Times journalist John Patrick Hunter, who was ready with some advice.

Madison’s Mar-a-Lago Connection

Before it became Trump's Florida resort, Mar-a-Lago was a home for Marjorie Merriweather Post and her Wisconsin-born husband.

News reports of President Donald Trump’s plan to spend the holidays at Mar-a-Lago, his Florida resort, reminded me of something Hanns Kuttner mentioned when I profiled him several years ago in Madison Magazine.

Auctioning Oscar Mayer history

More than 300 items of memorabilia from prolific local collector are up for auction through Dec. 20

More than 300 items of memorabilia from prolific local collector are up for auction through Dec. 20

On a motorcycle at 17,000 feet in the Himalayas

Alec Loftus seeks adventure as he travels overseas.

Alec Loftus grew up in Sun Prairie, moving at age 12 to Oslo when his dad, former Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Tom Loftus, was named U.S. Ambassador to Norway. “I think it planted the seed for what I’m doing now,” Loftus says. “I got the travel bug.”