Doug Moe’s Madison

Local Jazz performer's new music has French undertones

In a conversation last week, Ben Sidran rather suddenly announced that his summer-long run of Tuesday evening gigs at the Cardinal Bar—which begin June 7 at 5:30 p.m.—will from now on be called the "unduly cheerful" tour.

Remembering a local radio legend

He didn't stumble often, and he built a devoted following across the decades. He read mostly fiction, editing the texts so a book could be completed in two to six weeks.

Muhammad Ali's Madison moment

What makes the event live in Madison lore is the identity of Amos Johnson's opponent that April night in the UW Field House.

'Trumbo' treasure stashed in Madison

A major archives of research material on the entertainment industry is housed locally and contains letters from the blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo.

The great groundhog lawsuit

It's been 24 years since a Madison attorney attempted to take Sun Prairie's Jimmy the Groundhog to court. It's a tough job predicting the weather.

Requiem in Pink

Don Featherstone's flamingos are forever linked to UW–Madison thanks to a couple pranksters, a columnist and an official ruling.