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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.

Best Madison Magazine photos of 2021

Over the past year, Madison Magazine has written stories about notable locals, delicious restaurants, talented artists and the day-to-day happenings impacting our community.

Over the past year, Madison Magazine has written stories about notable locals, delicious restaurants, talented artists and the day-to-day happenings impacting our community.

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.

3 quick tips from Clasen's on constructing a gingerbread house

The expert herself, Michelle Clasen of Clasen’s European Bakery, shares some of her own gingerbread house-making tips.

Just because Christmas has passed doesn't mean you can't still put together a festive gingerbread house. The family-owned and Middleton-based Clasen’s European Bakery is offering a Gingerbread House Kit with instructions to put together your own masterpiece.

Editor's Note: Madison has layers

I am constantly discovering new subsets of Madison life. The stories unfold endlessly, layers upon layers, further expanding my understanding and perspective of this place.

I am constantly discovering new subsets of Madison life. The stories unfold endlessly, layers upon layers, further expanding my understanding and perspective of this place.

It’s not too late to buy these 14 Wisconsin gift boxes

Everyone has different interests and shopping styles, but these local holiday gift boxes will suit anyone’s taste.

We’ve all been there with the last-minute shopping, but it’s not too late to buy these Wisconsin gift boxes, all of which are aimed to please any gift receiver.

Q&A with Roderick 'Rudy' Bankston, author of 'Snippets of Soul, Too'

'Snippets of Soul, Too' is the haiku follow-up to 2018's 'Snippets of Soul in Seventeen Syllables' and the fourth book for the Madison writer.

Since his release from prison in 2015 on appeal, Bankston has become an educator, restorative justice practitioner, entrepreneur, nonprofit founder and author of four books. His latest was released in December 2021. 

How to organize your home with tips from local home-organizing experts

There are two types of people: those who love organizing and others who haven’t yet experienced how incredible it feels to live in a well-thought-out space.

There are two types of people: those who love organizing and others who haven’t yet experienced how incredible it feels to live in a well-thought-out space.

New clothing and home store Unfolded opens in Prairie du Sac

Tatum Schroeder and Melissa Hartwig are introducing some opportunities for shoppers old and young in Sauk County.

On December 3, Tatum Schroeder and Melissa Hartwig announced their grand opening of “Unfolded Clothing and Home,” 422 Water Street, another locally-owned shop ready for business.

Roach: Bright Eyes

The whole family was on edge as the day became evening, became night.

The whole family was on edge as the day became evening, became night.