Heinen: An appreciation for Jen Cheatham

Cheatham is leaving Madison in August

My appreciation for Cheatham is similarly broad in scope, certainly much broader than the typical public perceptions portrayed in the media.

La Kitchenette is a charming Parisian dream

Virginie Ok brought a piece of France to Madison

Ok, who misses the frantic, exciting atmosphere of her hometown, has brought a piece of Paris to Madison with her French home-style cafe.

Chazen art exhibit takes visitors "In the Studio"

Meet three artists who open studios to others

No piece of art is born fully realized and optimally lit on a gallery wall or in a museum exhibit. Art takes shape in myriad, messy ways in studios — be they dedicated workspaces, living rooms, out in nature or in the minds of artists.

Can you still afford to rent in Madison?

Families, young professionals aren't mincing words

Madison families and young professionals aren’t mincing words. They say the city’s rental market is “a nightmare,” “verging on highly unaffordable” and turning into “an absolute [expletive] housing crisis.”

John Roach's parting words to Nails' Tales

Donald Lipski's Nails' Tales is going away

They have taken action. After guarding the western gateway to the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus and Camp Randall for 14 years, Nails' Tales is going away. The powers that be have decided to remove Donald Lipski's statue after its gig overlooking Badger football Saturdays.

Madison Magazine's next chapter

Editor Andrea Behling pens her first column

I think about the 400-some columns that have come before mine in this magazine’s 41-year history.