Four Seasons Theatre Artistic Director Andrew Abrams introduces us to UW Theatre major Angela Birrittella
Interest group: Arts
Wide Awake by David Levithan
Recent Milwaukee transplant Robert Leschke finds his home in our cultural core.
Like Son by Felicia Luna Lemus
Are There Closets in Heaven? by Carol Curoe and Bob Curoe
Meet Alexis M. Rouge, performer extraordinaire and co-founder of Lexi Ravyn Productions
Meet Theresa Abel, activist and owner of the Artisan Gallery and Creamery Cafe in Paoli
What happens when the Artistic Director of Madison’s queer theater troupe talks with Rod, Avenue Q’s investment banker?
Candy Everybody Wants by Josh Killmer-Purcell
Becoming Alec by Darwin Ward and Beyond Masculinity: Essays by Queer Men on Gender and Politics by Trevor Hoppe
After surviving the Vietnam War and HIV, J. Patrick thrives in Madison’s theater community.
Meet Corey Gresen and Rico Sabatini the dynamic duo behind Plan B, the new Williamson Street nightspot.
The Sweet In-Between by Sheri Reynolds
King of the Screwups by K.L. Going
When his love for music mixed with a passion for performing, Christopher Lange developed PianoFondue—a comedy cabaret that puts humor and musical diversity on the center stage.
How do you make it in the music industry as an out artist? In her own words, legendary folk musician Tret Fure chronicles her career from piano lessons to Billboard charts.
Years before George Segal’s “Gay Liberation” was permanently installed in New York’s Sheridan Square, the statues’ first home was in Madison’s Orton Park. Richard Wagner celebrates the work of the New Harvest Foundation.
Emily Mills surveys the diverse family of musicians that call Madison home.
Bonnie Raimy’s tips to purchasing the perfect summer shorts.
What happens when your passion for language, poetry and theater meet your resolve to demystify Shakespeare? If you’re Greg Harris, you found the Madison Shakespeare Project.
The past 50 years in a civil rights movement through the eyes and perspective of a Madison native by Brian Powers.
Richard Melnick creates the first podcast architectural tour in Wisconsin showcasing a town’s living history.
Crisis by Mitchell Gold and Mindy Drucker
Tara Ayres explores the world of contact improv, where participants combine improvisational movement and response with dance, music and physical connection.
New Harvest Foundation awards grant to the University of Wisconsin Press to distribute Gay American Autobiography: Writings from Whitman to Sedaris
Michael Bruno shares his theatrical journey with Tara Ayres.
Personal Shopper Bonnie Raimy on dressing Mary Alice
People came expecting Special Olympics, something warm and fuzzy. It was so far from that, dealing with sexuality, rape, and relationships.
Sugarless: A Novel by James Magruder
Sex Talks to Girls: A Memoir by Maureen Seaton
Linda Lenzke ‘s poetic prose chronicles love’s past and future.
The Bartell Theater—home to six theater companies—is a haven of collaboration and cooperation.
Travels in a Gay Nation: Portraits of LGBTQ Americans and Something to Declare: Good Lesbian Travel Writing reviewed.
Poetry featuring local poet, NIcky Sund.
Sarah Newport is an extraordinary, ordinary person who has taken risks to have a creative life and be part of Madison community theater.
An Archeology of Posing by Moe Meyer reviewed
Poetry by Bob Leschke
When Jere Foley couldn’t find a mainstream fantasy novel with a queer hero, he set out to write one of his own in Slumberscythe.
Megan Milks reviews The Wet Archive’s queer take on photography as a changeable art form as well as its challenge to traditional methods of museum curation.
Local surf-rock band Venus in Furs are doing it all, from releasing a new record to having a baby, while blazing a musical trail based on close friendships and rad riffs.
Artist Anders Zanichowsky recounts his time working, learning, and making art with ice and sun in the stark, unforgiving landscapes of the Arctic Circle.
We talk to Katie Kuehl of Cycropia Aerial Dance about how she got involved with Madison’s legendary performance troupe, and why the challenges of aerial performance are worth the learning curve.
Historian Dick Wagner explores the voices of gay liberation through the words of Wisconsin poets.
Karin Wolf explores the artwork of Bernadette Witzack, whose multimedia works explore what it means to be female bodied, and just plain embodied, in a world that seeks to impose meaning on us.
Local author Alex Bledsoe talks about the newest entry in his “Tufa” series of novels, including a gay protagonist, and breathing life into nontraditional heroes.
Breaking the boundaries of drag performance, Jake Posateri, aka Baby Bear, has carved out a cutting edge, charmingly bedraggled niche for himself in Madison’s
queer performance scene.
Joey Jadryev looks back on coming to terms with his sexuality, and how dance and drag both helped him fully embrace his whole identity—and what he would tell his high school self now.
TransLiberation Art Coalition founder Kaci Sullivan talks creating community and the importance of carving out space for trans and gender non-conforming people
to express and support themselves.
Alaura Seidl reflects on using art as a means to seek answers—or better yet, start new conversations—around everything from gender to sexuality to chronic pain and memory.
Filmmaker and YouTube star Bria Brown carves out space for queer, black identity in an entertainment and cultural landscape still largely hostile to her existence.
Photographer Caitlin (Katie) Barry set out to build queer community and provide authentic, sensitive portraiture with her LGBTQ Photo Pop-Ups.
Karin Wolf interviews U.W.-Madison student Rena Yehuda Newman, whose new collection of essays and artwork gathers the work of transgender and non-binary artists in an effort to write their own stories of gender euphoria.
Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe photographer Ryan Young reflects on the interconnectedness of their Two Spirit and Indigenous identities, and using art to build bridges and pride.
Artist and organizer Alaura Borealis reflects on their ambitious and far-reaching artistic project that spanned venues, communities, bodies, and the infinite spaces of the mind.
Artist Ben Brummerhop never expected to find the key to sobriety and a creative kick-start when he followed a boyfriend to the small community of Mineral Point, Wisconsin.
Mineral Point is one of Wisconsin’s hidden gems, boasting art galleries, historic buildings, and as of 2017, its own LGBTQ Pride celebration. Get to know some of the people and places that have turned this former lead mining town into a must-visit destination in the Driftless Area.
An unassuming basement in the Riverwest neighborhood of Milwaukee is home to what’s believed to be the country’s largest independent collection of LGBTQ zines.
Gary Tipler and Scott Seyforth chronicle the life and historical legacy left by David Runyon, tireless recorder and advocate of the LGBTQ community.
The new Black Arts Matter Festival highlights creative works from Black and QPOC artists
Milwaukee’s Collin Falvey has helped bring holiday queer cheer to the White House for the past four years. He offers some insight into how he got the invite in the first place, and what it’s like to continue the work in the age of Trump.
MMoCA brings a new, traveling exhibit by queer indigenous artist Jeffrey Gibson to their galleries as part of an effort to create spaces of empowerment.
Karin Wolf surveys the past and current climate of street art in Madison, including some promising momentum toward more inclusive representation and access to the form.