Doug Moe’s Madison

Remembering Reid Gilbert

The 91-year-old mime master who first put Spring Green on the arts world map died on May 28.

The 91-year-old mime master who first put Spring Green on the arts world map died on May 28.

Grooving with the ghost particles

New Madison band mines old musical friendships for a fresh sound and a new CD.

The new "ghost particles" group was formed by five musical friends from several area bands. Their debut CD of the same name features 11 original songs.

In Memoriam of Dr. Linda Sullivan

Before her February 2022 death, the professor emeritus helped found numerous charitable initiatives and taught an estimated 2,500 future veterinarians.

Before her February 2022 death, the professor emeritus helped found numerous charitable initiatives and taught an estimated 2,500 future veterinarians.

Remembering a wild ride with an NFL star

On the 30th anniversary of NFL defensive lineman Lyle Alzado's death, Doug Moe ponders a story he's never fully told.

Lyle Alzado died 30 years ago at the age 43. Before that, Doug Moe spent a three weeks at the NFL player's home for a book that was never published.

The artistic journey of a Madison financial consultant

After a recent art show in his Michigan hometown, Jay Handy hopes to continue honing his practice and perhaps bring something similar to Madison.

After a recent art show in his Michigan hometown, Jay Handy hopes to continue honing his practice and perhaps bring something similar to Madison.

In a 'Swing State' of mind

Madison jazz legend Ben Sidran's all-instrumental new album is the feel-good escape we all need after a trying couple of years.

Madison Jazz legend Ben Sidran's new album was recorded with his son Leo, and bassist Billy Peterson, in a single day at DNA Music Labs on Winnebago Street.

Rooting for Coach K

Madison's Mark Schmitz reflects on a magical 15 years designing for legendary Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, whose last game — or penultimate game — is Saturday night.

There's no question who the ZEBRADOG design firm founder will be rooting for Saturday night when Duke faces the University of North Carolina.

New book toasts Madison’s historic Fauerbach Brewery

Cheers to Peter Fauerbach for researching and writing the coffee table book that he will sign and discuss at two events in April.

Peter Fauerbach's thoroughly researched tale of his family's historic Fauerbach Brewery is finally available to readers in a new coffee table book.

Rediscovering the UW Arboretum and its rich history

After miles spent walking its wooded trails every day, Doug Moe continues to dig deeper into the history of the 1,260-acre urban wonder.

After miles spent walking its wooded trails every day, Doug Moe continues to dig deeper into the history of the 1,260-acre urban wonder.

The Queen Bee of Mount Horeb

Local eighth-grade science teacher Kellie Monroe Aquino nabs her third title in the Scandahoovian Winter Festival's Adult Spelling Bee, created by journalist Jane Burns.

Kellie Monroe Aquino is a Mount Horeb eighth-grade science teacher and now a three-peat winner of the adult spelling bee created by journalist Jane Burns.

Inside the Capitol insurrection

Madison West High School graduate Evan Hill is part of The New York Times' Visual Investigations Team that just won the duPont award for its documentary 'Day of Rage.'

The New York Times' Visual Investigations Team, which includes Madison West High grad Evan Hill, wins a duPont award for its documentary about the Capitol insurrection, "Day of Rage."

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.