Madison Magazine - September 2020 August 20, 2020 1:19 PM Maija Inveiss Posted: August 20, 2020 1:19 PM by Maija Inveiss FacebookTwitterLinkedinemail City Life, Madison Magazine, Top StoriesDirect primary care may be the free market approach long sought by many Maggie Ginsberg, Here in HMO-dominated Madison, independent clinics are the minority. Rarer still is an emerging model known as direct primary care Arts & Culture, Madison Magazine, Top StoriesThe Wisconsin Book Festival goes virtual Joel Patenaude, The Wisconsin Book Festival runs year-round but culminates with a fall celebration that attracts thousands of people to readings by local and national authors. Dining & Drink, Madison Magazine, Top StoriesAfter-dinner cocktails continue to offer a sweet end to an evening Maija Inveiss, Wrapping up the night with an after-dinner tipple is an age-old custom and Wisconsinites love indulgent nightcaps. Dining & Drink, Madison Magazine, Top Stories8 Dane County Farmers' Market favorites you can still enjoy this year Hannah Wente, While the Dane County Farmers’ Market is canceled on Capitol Square, you can still support local farmers and producers. City Life, Madison Magazine, Top StoriesMeet Angela Trudell Vasquez, Madison’s poet laureate Doug Moe, By the time Angela Trudell Vasquez decided on graduate school, she’d been writing poetry for four decades, having started while growing up in Iowa. Arts & Culture, Madison Magazine, Top Stories11 Madison podcasts worth listening to Joel Patenaude, Tune in to these Madison podcasts. Arts & Culture, Madison Magazine, Top StoriesMadison rock band Sunspot revels in the weird Joel Patenaude, The rock trio Sunspot has seamlessly merged its quirky music with a popular podcast, "See You on the Other Side," about the paranormal. Home & Lifestyle, Madison Magazine, Top Stories6 things to check out this September in Madison Andrea Behling, Find prints, T-shirts and jewelry all created by local businesses. Arts & Culture, Madison Magazine, Top StoriesSmall venues consider reopening after a months-long hiatus Henry Michaels, While the doors of local music venues have been shut for some time, some smaller spots are considering opening up the doors. Arts & Culture, Madison Magazine, Top StoriesThe ghosts of lost live performances Michael Muckian, Entire theatrical and musical seasons were abandoned and large city events were either canceled, scaled back or conducted online. Dining & Drink, Madison Magazine, Top StoriesAhan is a takeout-focused gem on the east side Erica Krug, After doing food truck pop-ups, the duo set their sights on opening a small restaurant with a focus on takeout. Columns, Madison Magazine, Neil Heinen, Top StoriesHeinen: We need to talk Neil Heinen, "One of the many difficult and vexing ramifications of living in a pandemic is the forced separation from one another. But the truth is we’ve been moving further apart for awhile now." Home & Lifestyle, Madison Magazine, Shopping & Style, Top StoriesPreviously mobile-only Grasshopper Goods has made Stoughton its home Maija Inveiss, While you’ll still find Vinny the truck traveling to events, there’s now a spot to find the goods you love year-round. Home & Lifestyle, Madison Magazine, Top StoriesConsumers and farmers have found new ways to connect during the pandemic Hannah Wente, Erica Krug, Jonnah Mellenthin Perkins, Hannah Twietmeyer, Henry Michaels, Maija Inveiss, With physical distancing guidelines in place and attendance limits on the number of people gathering, COVID-19 forced farmers to rethink how they distribute goods. Columns, John Roach, Madison MagazineRoach: Dumb and Dumber John Roach, "I wonder daily when and how we became so profoundly stupid." Columns, Editor's Note, Madison MagazineEditor's Note: Distraction from the pandemic Andrea Behling, As we approach the six-month mark of a pandemic no one thought would take us this long to outsmart, we’ve also been in search of new distractions. Home & Lifestyle, Madison Magazine, Top StoriesHiking the paths less traveled near Madison Joel Patenaude, Hiking is all the rage these days. But to prevent the overuse of popular footpaths — while staying physically distant from others — hikers should seek out alternative routes waiting to be explored. Home & Lifestyle, Madison MagazineHow to be respectful during physically distant hikes Joel Patenaude, To avoid trail closures in the future — either because of ongoing COVID-19 concerns or damage caused by recklessness — you should adhere to the following rules. Home & Lifestyle, Madison MagazineYou, too, can hike the entire ice age trail Joel Patenaude, This summer, Kris Van Handel of Madison completed her second segment-by-segment hike of the entire 1,200-mile Ice Age National Scenic Trail across Wisconsin. Home & Lifestyle, Madison MagazineA new running record is set on the Ice Age Trail Joel Patenaude, On June 22, Coree Woltering shaved about five hours from Weiss’ time, finishing in 21 days, 13 hours and 35 minutes. Home & Lifestyle, Madison MagazineHiking groups in the age of COVID-19 Henry Michaels, Organized trail enthusiasts rethink how they promote their favorite outdoor activity.