Motivation and realistic goals are only the start of your fitness obstacle course. Amber Ault reports on ways to achieve better results. It’s a couple of months into the new year and time to check our progress toward keeping our 2009 resolutions to improve our health and increase our fitness.... More »
Celebrating Madison's LGBT & Allied Community
Ah, love. Love is a many-splendored thing. It is heart palpitations when your loved one draws near. It is reading the same book over and over and over because your four-year-old can’t go to sleep without it. It is…an estate plan? Discussion about end of life care? Absolutely yes. The... More »
Are you in the market for a psychotherapist? Jimmy Owen encourages you to empower yourself by selecting someone who will be a good fit for you. Imagine walking into an unfamiliar office and sitting in a strange room for the first time. As you look around, you notice a box... More »
As a kid growing up in Kailua, Hawaii, there was one constant in our family — and that was dinner. My mom was adamant about the family sitting down together at the table for supper every night. For me and my two sisters, this was clearly a nuisance since we... More »
Maggie Gosselar is an activist, a roller derby player, a visual artist, and an aspiring tattooist. When she’s not skating, she is drawing. Gosselar draws “all the time” and shares her art as widely as possible. In a world in which creating art is increasingly explained by terms like “economic... More »
A trip to their birthplace in Hawaii helped Marcelle Richards find a more whole self, and to at last feel at home in their surroundingsStoryteller
Isthmus editor Judith Davidoff takes the not-so-straight-and-narrow path to journalism.Conscious Caffeination
It’s all in the family, as Vivienne Andersen profiles the new Café Social and its owners Omar Lopez and Doug Swenson, who strive to bring Madison a truly sublime
cup of joe.
Historian Dick Wagner looks at the early history of HIV/AIDS in Wisconsin and some of the people who sounded the early alarm about its deadly reachFrom Dream to Reality
Marge Anderson tracks her upbringing during the heyday of Wisconsin’s manufacturing industry to her current work in sustainability, and how she sees hope for a better world even amid life’s many ups and downs.Legacy House
Renee L. Herber & Tamara B. Packard on preserving the history of their east side home and renovating with community support and outreach in mind.A Different American Dream
Rodney Lucas, aka F. Stokes, talks about his new documentary Ain’t No Babies in the City and why he felt compelled to tell the story of his sister and her partner’s decision to start a family in the face of massive societal prejudice.Universal Dance
Madison’s first queer tango community aims to bring a timeless tradition to new heights and a more supportive space.Ride for Life
Simone Justice found her life’s drive in cycling and is determined to see the sport better reflect and reach out to minority communities.