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’32 Expatriates, Pakistanis and Indians’: Coming together over a game of cricket in Madison

Sports have a special way of bringing a diverse group of people together, even if the fans aren’t rooting for ...

Tubas in Wisconsin: Getting down to brass tacks

We recently received a question from Elizabeth Renner of Madison. She asked us, "Why are tubas such a prominent part ...

‘Emily and the Haunting of the Orpheum Theater’: A radio drama

Spooky tales around Halloween have made their way into listeners' ears across the country since, almost, the birth of radio. ...

Rethinking consumption at the Dane County Landfill

Estimates show that it takes roughly 450 years for a plastic water bottle to decompose. While this number is staggering, ...

Connecting with nature alongside Madison’s naturalist-in-residence Qwantese Winters

Qwantese Winters' goal is to get people outside more. As Madison Public Library's Naturalist-in-Residence 2023, she wants people to think ...

‘My little corner of the universe’: Café owner Patrick Downey of Madison’s The Victory

Patrick Downey opened The Victory in Madison, Wisconsin, at 2710 Atwood Ave., in August of 2010 after he and his ...

Wrapping up Concerts on The Square with “Home to Madison,” just off Highway 51

Picture this: you're sitting on a blanket on the Capitol Lawn in Madison. It's a warm summer evening, and you're ...

Felicia’s Donation Closet furnishes homes for survivors of domestic abuse in Dane County

On a windy Saturday morning in Dane, Wisconsin, Felicia Diny and her mom are combing through items stored on the ...

Madison native LCDR Griffin Stangel flies high with the Blue Angels

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron may be the most recognizable group of performing aviators in the world. ...

Wisconsin 101: ‘The Land of the Freed-up Woman’ aka The Bra Flag

The 1970s were the height of the second wave of feminism, where women were advocating for equal rights and opportunities ...

The optimist: Lessons from mom and dad

We all learn lessons from our parents...how to cook a traditional family meal, how to have compassion or how to ...

The lindens: Discovering natural beauty in ordinary places

Sometimes, we can take the world’s beauty for granted. We don’t notice these natural works of wonder that are in ...

Painting the landscape: Earth Day in the Heartland

Wisconsin senator Gaylord Nelson helped organize the first Earth Day in 1970, after growing concerns for the environment. Since then, it’s ...

Madison writer and cardiologist celebrates the Good Samaritans in his life

We’re living in a time when things feel so ... polarized. Us vs. them. I’m right, you’re wrong.  But writer ...

‘Food memories’: James Beard Semifinalist Jamie Hoang shines through family recipes at Ahan

It's one hour before Madison's Ahan restaurant opens and the small kitchen is buzzing. Water is boiling, chicken is roasting ...