Michel: a legacy of unity

An era has ended in journalism

An era has ended in journalism and I can’t let it pass without telling Madison Magazine readers about it. 

Top Doctors 2018

A look at the best doctors nominated by peers

This biennial guide of Top Doctors in the area can assist in the search for the best physicians.

Local products made in Madison

Call of Duty, Madrax created by local individuals

You’ve likely seen or heard of these products, but did you know they're made by local people?

Theatre LILA's latest celebrates women of color

A writing retreat sparked the newest play

For three full days last spring, five women convened in Spring Green to participate in collaborative writing exercises. That collaboration led to “Lines,” the invention Theatre LILA will stage the last week of April.

Madison's new ice cream food cart

Those behind El Grito will front Mijo

The team that scratches your Mexican-food itch with the El Grito food cart is moving into the ice cream biz starting mid-April.

Madison is falling for mochi

Several restaurants feature on menus

It’s hardly surprising that we’re also falling hard for Japan’s spin on the concept: mochi, flavored ice cream encased in a bite-sized shell of pounded sticky rice.

Bad dog frida is a haven for dog lovers

The owners welcome all pets and customers

For bad dog frida co-owners and partners Carmen Alcalde and Sue Hunter, every customer and pet are celebrities when they walk through the door.

Madison has a burgeoning chocolate industry

Storefronts specializing in chocolate grow in town

Madison has achieved notoriety as a popular food destination, but more recently the city has developed a sweet tooth. Storefronts specializing in artisanal chocolate seem to be proliferating.

Heinen: Comparing notes

Heinen visited D.C. with Wisconsin broadcasters

I was in D.C. with a group of broadcasters from Wisconsin for an annual visit to meet with members of our congressional delegation to talk about industry issues.

A Madison chef's divine intervention

Jason Kierce heads a kosher-certified restaurant

How did this Christian from Birmingham, Alabama, become the head chef at one of the two kosher-certified restaurants in Wisconsin? Some might say it was divine intervention.

Truax Field lands F-35 fighter jets

After years of advocacy, Madison is home to F-35s

The late-December announcement by the US Air Force that Madison’s Truax Field is the chosen home for a squadron of F-35 fighter jets (provided it clears a final study) is a huge victory for the city, politicians representing the area say.

A window into Madison

Velena Jones recalls her time reporting in Madison

A former reporter's experiences covering race issues in Madison.

The flaky tale of the croissant

How the crescent-shaped croissant came about

In the early 1970s, the Baker’s Rooms at Ovens of Brittany brought the delicacy to Madison. By the 1980s, the country was on a croissant binge.

Roach: Working as an artist

"What I do is who I am"

Making a living in the arts is a tricky proposition. It’s the news parents don’t want to get from their kids upon college graduation.

Made in Madison

Many products are made locally in Dane County

There are more products designed, developed, manufactured or assembled in Dane County than many people realize — here are just a few of the fun ones.

Madison company creates notable installations

Quarra Stone has a well-chiseled national profile

Quarra Stone Co. is creating and exporting some of the most notable stone-building cladding, monuments and fine art installations in the world.