Madison Magazine - May 2021 April 22, 2021 7:59 AM Maija Inveiss Posted: April 22, 2021 7:59 AM by Maija Inveiss FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPrint Dining & Drink, Madison Magazine, Top StoriesThe state of restaurant 107 State Aaron R. Conklin, Nathan Mergen’s restaurant finds a new way forward by staying hyperfocused on two elements of its original menu. City Life, Madison Magazine, Top StoriesJoel DeSpain signs off and hits the road Doug Moe, Joel DeSpain’s career took him from TV journalist to law enforcement public information officer. Now the recent retiree is hitting the road. Arts & Culture, Madison Magazine, Top StoriesMMoCA’s upcoming exhibits showcase the museum’s impressive permanent collection Michael Muckian, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art’s permanent collection consists of 5,939 objets d’art. Dining & Drink, Madison Magazine, Top Stories6 local spice companies to elevate your cooking skills Maija Inveiss, Boring meals begone — add a little spice from local producers to raise any dish from bland to bold. City Life, Madison Magazine, Top StoriesCatrina Sparkman shares the power of voice Catrina Sparkman, This ‘born speaker’ reflects on free speech and January’s insurrection at the Capitol. Home & Lifestyle, Madison Magazine, Shopping & Style6 things our editors love this May Andrea Behling, Check out a cookbook, headbands, stained glass and more in this month's Hot List. Home & Lifestyle, Madison Magazine, Top StoriesGet inspired by three local room redesigns Andrea Behling, We came across three bedrooms designed by locals that might spark some inspiration. Home & Lifestyle, Madison Magazine, Shopping & Style, Top StoriesMeet social artist Borealis Maija Inveiss, The pandemic brought a near complete halt to Borealis’ work as a social artist (i.e. someone who aims to use creative skills to spark change). Home & Lifestyle, Madison Magazine, Top StoriesIn pursuit of mindfulness Michael Muckian, In Michael Muckian’s first meditation session, he fell asleep. But he and his wife, Jean, have since developed their practice and deepened their understanding, especially once COVID-19 hit. Home & Lifestyle, Madison MagazineFor Richard J. Davidson, personal experience led to meditation mastery Michael Muckian, Since a young age, Richard J. Davidson was interested in the brain and the way it affects all aspects of human existence. Dining & Drink, Madison Magazine, Top Stories9 virtual brands operating out of Madison kitchens Sam Jones, The current takeout-centric dining culture is inspiring many restaurants to launch new ventures under different names. Columns, John Roach, Madison Magazine, Top StoriesRoach: Better Man John Roach, The world has been dormant for a year. Life as we knew it has been on hold since last March. But in the midst of this latency period, someone has been working. And his name is Kaleem Caire. Columns, Editor's Note, Madison MagazineEditor's note: Welcome to the ’20s Andrea Behling, We aren’t roaring — we’re roaming. And ruminating. And reflecting. We are being reborn, more curious, more aware and more humble than we were before. Arts & Culture, Books & Authors, Madison Magazine, Top StoriesAuthor in bloom Maggie Ginsberg, Five challenging years since her last book was published, Garvin is celebrating the May 1 launch of her fourth novel, “I Thought You Said This Would Work.” Home & Lifestyle, Madison Magazine, Top StoriesThe return of the RV vacation Andrea Behling, Vans, big rigs, overland trailers and other tow-behinds are the new “it” way to escape, whisking away couples and families who couldn’t spend a minute longer sheltering at home. Home & Lifestyle, Madison MagazineSarah Puckett and Tim Kubichek started as RV renters Andrea Behling, Married couple Sarah Puckett and Tim Kubichek are no strangers to travel. Home & Lifestyle, Madison MagazineCampers Melody Fanslau and Craig Butgereit turned into camper van weekend warriors Andrea Behling, Avid campers Melody Fanslau and partner Craig Butgereit always planned to buy a camper van, but probably not until 2021. Home & Lifestyle, Madison MagazineTeardrop campers were the perfect option for the Berry family Andrea Behling, Cait Berry spent hours and hours on her computer trying to find the ideal camper for her young family and three dogs. Home & Lifestyle, Madison MagazineTravis and Wendy Gavinski bought the 'Cadillac of RVs' Andrea Behling, It’s a new, 43-foot, 10th-anniversary-edition Keystone Montana that came out in 2020. Home & Lifestyle, Madison MagazineMeet the ‘RV Jedeye’ Andrea Behling, David Lee used to watch others online having fun on their RV trips and wish that was him. Home & Lifestyle, Madison Magazine30 parks with RV rental sites near Madison Andrea Behling, Nearly 500 parks in Wisconsin offer rental sites for your RV. Home & Lifestyle, Madison MagazineMidwest Adventure Rigs to offer trailers for rent Andrea Behling, One size smaller than a camper van is an overland trailer like the one Tyler Marklein just bought.