Madison Magazine

'Though the Earth Gives Way' — Q&A with author Mark S. Johnson

This apocalyptic cautionary tale about climate change is the first novel for the Pulitzer Prizing-winning Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter.

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Mark S. Johnson's new book, Though the Earth Gives Way, is a cautionary novel about climate change.

New ‘Brix Project’ highlights the importance of a local food ecosystem

Brix Cider’s three-year initiative will produce 12 original short films, as well as host screening events to showcase custom ciders, featured farmers and guest chefs.

Almost all of the food we eat — 80% of common grocery items, according to a recent report by The Guardian — is produced by a handful of conglomerates, and only 15 cents of every dollar we spend at the grocery store goes to the farmer. That’s not the case at Brix Cider in Mount Horeb, where owners Matt and Marie Raboin are working to disrupt the food ecosystem entirely. 

A chef’s personal journey inspires the fare at Kingdom Restaurant

The Kingdom Restaurant menu is vast. The list barely fits on the digital displays hung at the north Madison eatery, which opened in 2018.

The Kingdom Restaurant menu is vast. The list barely fits on the digital displays hung at the north Madison eatery, which opened in 2018.

Gallery: Iconic Madison places enshrined in Lego

Aaron Williams has created Lego replicas of Madison buildings and businesses since the pandemic started.

Aaron Williams has created Lego replicas of Madison buildings and businesses since the pandemic started.

Essay: Rowing Nowhere

A guest essay by Hank Stephenson

Not all bad decisions are snap decisions. Sometimes I think for a very long time before I do something stupid. And when it came to the rowing machine, I had my reasons.

An in-home gym is crafted to be the perfect fit for a local family

Although it wasn’t in the plans, a new build with a custom home gym turned out to be everything this active Sun Prairie family needed.

Although it wasn’t in the plans, a new build with a custom home gym turned out to be everything this active Sun Prairie family needed.

Start your morning with these 5 local granolas

Madison businesses are making granolas you'll want to add to yogurt, pour in a bowl with milk or just eat plain out of the bag.

Madison businesses are making granolas you'll want to add to yogurt, pour in a bowl with milk or just eat plain out of the bag.

Gauri Bansal infuses her Indian culture into functional woodburned creations

Gauri Bansal’s interest in pyrography — an art form involving a woodburning tool used to create patterns on wood or other materials — came out of nowhere.

Gauri Bansal’s interest in pyrography — an art form involving a woodburning tool used to create patterns on wood or other materials — came out of nowhere.

New Restoration Soap & Bodycare shop opens Friday

Founder Ruth Collins is determined to bring chemical-free bath and body products to the Madison community.

Restoration Soap & Bodycare's first brick-and-mortar location will open on January 14, bringing a host of cruelty-free and chemical-free products to market.

Madison's Ian Matthews is a modern-day cobbler

Twenty-one-year-old Ian Matthews has restored hundreds of shoes, from Jordans to Yeezys to Chuck Taylors.

Twenty-one-year-old Ian Matthews has restored hundreds of shoes, from Jordans to Yeezys to Chuck Taylors.

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.

Former hate group members share messages of love, empathy and understanding

Nonprofit's guest speakers took the stage at McFarland High School on Jan. 6 to speak with high school students about combating domestic terrorism and hate.

Nonprofit's guest speakers took the stage at McFarland High School on Jan. 6 to speak with high school students about combating domestic terrorism and hate.

Longtime organic farmer is applying the regenerative agriculture concept to Dane County’s real estate market

When Mark Voss began thinking about a career shift and got his Realtor’s license in 2017, he quickly grew to love working with people to help them find just the right home — but he admits he struggled to align real estate’s consumptive nature with his sustainability background and values.

When Mark Voss began thinking about a career shift and got his Realtor’s license in 2017, he quickly grew to love working with people to help them find just the right home — but he admits he struggled to align real estate’s consumptive nature with his sustainability background and values.

Torn Apart: Local efforts to help Afghan refugees are marked by both tears and triumph

It’s not just a single family that is navigating resettlement complexities on top of personal tragedy. The Catholic Multicultural Center estimates about 136 members of the Afghan community have resettled in the Madison area since 2010, and more will soon come.

It’s not just a single family that is navigating resettlement complexities on top of personal tragedy. The Catholic Multicultural Center estimates about 136 members of the Afghan community have resettled in the Madison area since 2010, and more will soon come.