Doug Moe’s Madison

Madison is home to civil rights history

Whenever the 1964 murders of three civil rights workers in Mississippi are in the news—as was the case late last month—my mind goes back to a morning in April 2000 when I sat at a table in Madison and held a map of Mississippi that one of the men had with him when he died.

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.