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Dean Robbins' book takes young readers to the moon

New book is influenced by Alan Bean

Dean Robbins — a nationally syndicated TV columnist and former arts editor and editor-in-chief for Isthmus — has for the past 12 years applied his journalistic skills to writing children’s books on historic figures.

Author pays it forward for minority students

Retired administrator offers proceeds to students

As Madison College prepares to open its new Goodman South Campus on Sept. 3, a retired administrator is offering the proceeds from the sale of his memoir to help minority students attend the school.

The problem with potlucks

Food historian Dan Curd loathes this food ritual

Whenever the next potluck date was announced at work, everyone would go gaga except for me.

State of Madison's art

Advocates see a need for larger investments in art

If Madison wants a thriving art scene, advocates see a need for a larger city investment in public art. As it turns out, that’s about to happen.

Living longer and stronger in the 608

Locals, age 59 to 102, keep active in the city

Madisonians are starting second chapters later in life in a city that makes such transformations possible. These locals, age 59 to 102, say they are just getting started. 

Ray Chi's ‘The People's Pronouns'

Funding delays caused delayed installation

Ray Chi's public art piece "The People's Pronouns" was scheduled for installation in Pennsylvania Park on East Johnson Street last fall but it hasn't happened yet.

Dane Arts Mural Arts brings artists and buildings together

Organization has created more than 40 murals

Since launching in 2014, the Dane Arts Mural Arts program has created more than 40 murals around the county on elementary school walls, on the sides of churches, inside police stations and at community centers and businesses.