Doug Moe’s Madison

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.”

Plaza Tavern's pals come to the rescue

Owner grateful for $75,000 raised but still fears for Plaza's future if it can't reopen soon.

Madison residents and city ex-pats have once again united in support of the Plaza Tavern, as it struggles to remain solvent during the pandemic.

Catching up with civic stalwart Frank Alfano

Former Dane County facilities manager is organizing fellow retirees for local United Way projects.

Frank Alfano may be best known for his years as facilities manager for Dane County — he retired in 2002. But he played an even larger civic role with community-minded side pursuits. Now 78, he’s still at it.

Late boxer to be inducted into UW Athletic Hall of Fame

Doug Moe remembers (and apologizes to) Dick Bartman

For winning an individual NCAA title in 1956 as a 139-pound boxer for the Badgers, Dick Bartman is one of the 11-member 2020 class of inductees into the University of Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame. A virtual induction ceremony is planned for mid to late October.

UW-Madison professor seizes a virtual teaching opportunity

Design studies professor Wei Dong turns home basement into a teaching studio.

Wei Dong is a distinguished professor of design studies in the School of Human Ecology and a global ambassador who annually leads UW-Madison student groups on trips to China.

Trivia contest lands Madison man in favorite author’s next novel

Jason Horowitz also wins chat with novelist David Mitchell

Jason Horowitz’s prize for winning the trivia contest is having his name given to a character in English author David Mitchell’s next novel. But the real prize was getting 10 minutes to chat by Zoom one-on-one with Mitchell.

West High sign hopes to honor past, inspire future

Student Oakland Steingass is raising money for a new school sign.

By last week Oak Steingass had raised $2,600 of the $3,500 needed for a new Madison West High School sign and established a GoFundMe page to help him cross the finish line.