Legal books are seldom compelling to the majority of us. Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights by Kenji Yoshino is certainly an exception. The combination of legal scholarship and autobiography powerfully explain the personal and societal costs of hiding one’s true identity. The concept of “covering” refers to... More »
Celebrating Madison's LGBT & Allied Community
In days gone by, apple brandy was a celebrated spirit here in the States, but like most things, tastes change and something more nouveau comes along to replace it. I’m extremely happy to see a revival in interest for it, and even more pleased to report that we have a... More »
While you might not realize it at the time, there are moments in your life that are pivotal. Upon reflection, those key moments in our lives shape us into the people we are today. For me, it started when I came to UW–Madison as a freshman. I hadn’t really come... More »
If you haven’t been to a Habitat ReStore, think secondhand shop where you’ll find cabinets and windows, tile and flooring. Lighting, plumbing, and electrical supplies are in abundance, as are various knobs, fasteners, and doors. And there’s more: washers, dryers and stoves; furniture; even some tools. Items are new or... More »
I have been no stranger to chasing the American dream. My father and mother were both immigrants from Lebanon with entrepreneurial spirits. My memories of my father helping the neighborhood customers at his store, the Park Avenue Grocery in Janesville, begin around the age of four. Business was always a... More »
How local activist and fundraiser Jenny Pressman has spent her life pushing for positive, equitable, social change from behind the scenes.Black Arts Matter
The new Black Arts Matter Festival highlights creative works from Black and QPOC artistsMadison’s Next Mayor?
Former alder Satya Rhodes-Conway is running to change the face, and the overall approach, of the capitol city’s mayor’s officePlan B to close and reopen in March as Prism Dance Club
As Plan B becomes Prism Dance Club, new management looks beyond a simple re-branding of the east side night spot and toward a more inclusive and diverse mission statement.