Get a slice of culture on pizza tours

In a city famous for its deep-dish pizza tourists wouldn’t know that the locals more often eat a thi...

Civil rights group seeks end to ban on gay marriage in Puerto Rico

Lambda Legal, an LGBT legal defense group, is asking a U.S. District judge for summary judgment to e...

ACLU sues on behalf of married same-sex couples in Wisconsin

The American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin sued on Sept. 17 on behalf of gays and lesbians who ...

Madison ranks No. 1 in 'best places to live' survey

Madison comes in at No. 1 on a list of “Top 100 Best Places to Live” in the United States. The seco...

Comic 'genius' Bechdel among MacArthur fellows

Cartoonist Alison Bechdel is the recipient of a 2014 MacArthur Fellowship, the foundation — committe...

U.S. Rep. Moore asks Wisconsin to hold off on voter ID law

U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore on Sept. 16 asked the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board to wait until a...

Wisconsin officials scramble to implement voter ID law

Wisconsin election officials were scrambling Monday to deal with a federal appeals court's ruling re...

Study: Longer waits to vote in precincts with more minorities

Precincts with more minorities experienced longer waits on Election Day, according to a new study re...

Madison activists charter buses for People's Climate March

The 350Madison Climate Action Team chartered three buses for 150 Madison area citizens who will join...

Foodies, feds and factory farms — Why we need vegans now more than ever

It was their screams that woke Donald Watson. Born in 1910, in South Yorkshire, England, Watson’s ea...

PBS’ ‘Shelter Me’ puts at-risk pets in limelight

Any animal can end up at a public shelter, but most of them won’t stay long. There, millions of dogs...

Live at the Hollywood Bowl: The Simpsons celebrate 25 years

Doh! did you miss it? Bart and Lisa Simpson, Chief Wiggum and son Ralph, bartender Moe and Apu from ...

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  • Civil rights group seeks end to ban on gay marriage in Puerto Rico

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  • ACLU sues on behalf of married same-sex couples in Wisconsin

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  • Madison ranks No. 1 in 'best places to live' survey

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  • Comic 'genius' Bechdel among MacArthur fellows

    Wednesday, 17 September 2014 09:17
    Published In: Trending News
  • U.S. Rep. Moore asks Wisconsin to hold off on voter ID law

    Tuesday, 16 September 2014 10:47
    Published In: Wisconsin Gaze
  • Wisconsin officials scramble to implement voter ID law

    Tuesday, 16 September 2014 06:58
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  • Study: Longer waits to vote in precincts with more minorities

    Tuesday, 16 September 2014 06:14
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  • Madison activists charter buses for People's Climate March

    Tuesday, 16 September 2014 04:08
    Published In: Wisconsin Gaze
  • Foodies, feds and factory farms — Why we need vegans now more than ever

    Monday, 15 September 2014 22:56
    Published In: Green Gaze
  • PBS’ ‘Shelter Me’ puts at-risk pets in limelight

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  • Live at the Hollywood Bowl: The Simpsons celebrate 25 years

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State of the Birds: 230 species face serious threats

In 40 years time, the population of wild passenger pigeons went from 2-3 billion to none. Today, hundreds of species, with their habitats disappearing and their climate changing, face critical threats and need conservation help.

This week, 100 years after the extinction of the passenger pigeon, a team of scientists involved with the U.S. Committee of the North American Bird Conservation Initiative released the expansive 2014 State of the Birds Report. The document is based on extensive reviews of population data from long-term monitoring of species.

The report’s authors identified aridlands of the West as the habitat with the steepest population declines in the nation. The report shows a 46 percent decline since 1968 for birds in Utah, Arizona and New Mexico, places where desert, sagebrush and chaparral habitats that have been destroyed or fragmented by development.

State of the birds: Common birds in steep decline

As part of the 2014 State of the Birds Report, a team of scientists with the North American Bird Conservation Initiative identified 33 common bird species in steep decline.

Long-term monitoring surveys show the birds on this list are rapidly declining throughout their range and have lost more than half their global population over the past 40 years.

Scientists: Vital information missing from DNR's wolf slaughter statistics

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Scientists are warning federal wildlife officials that Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources produced a flawed wolf population estimate for the 18 months after January 2012 when the animals were removed from a federal endangered species list.

Mellower with age, Bob Mould still plays fast and loud

Bob Mould. — PHOTO: Courtesy

When thinking of gay artists in popular music, the alternative rock genre rarely comes to mind. However, 53-year-old out artist Bob Mould can fairly lay claim to being an elder statesmen of alt rock. He was a co-founder of legendary punk band Hüsker Dü and, through his later band Sugar and a series of well-received solo albums, he’s been a guiding light in the alternative rock community for 25 years.

Massive environmental march a prelude to U.N. meeting

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Updated: Wisconsin activists planning to attend

Mining the bottom of the political pits

The latest court documents released from the John Doe investigation of Gov. Scott Walker’s political activities provide an unsurprising but depressing look at how low American politics has sunk.

Out on the town

Spoon

8 p.m. on Wed., Sept. 17

‘The Seagull’

8 p.m. on Sept. 4–21

'The Doyle & Debbie Show’

Sept. 7 – Nov. 2

East Town Market

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays through Oct. 4

Bayfield in Bloom

May 16 through June 15

FACETIME: Filler turns back the clock on your face by replacing volume lost from aging

In their never-ending quest to maintain a youthful appearance, Americans of a certain age and mindset are increasingly choosing dermal fillers over surgery to smooth the cracks and crevices of time. Together with Botox, fillers can erase a decade or more of age’s cruelties in a relatively inexpensive and painless hour. Unlike cosmetic surgery, which carries the danger of branding you with that alien or “wind-tunnel” look, fillers are subtle and non-invasive. 

Milwaukee restaurant groups offer menu of choices

Milwaukee's basic food groups …

Milwaukee’s dining scene isn’t as well-known as Chicago’s or New York’s, but Brew City is far from starving for quality culinary options. The metro area hosts a feast of high-quality, creative food and drink options that cater to big spenders and average Joes alike.

Petition targets Walton Foundation push to privatize schools

Labor and education. Both were on the minds of Americans with the three-day holiday weekend that commemorates Labor Day and signifies the end of summer and the start of a new school year.

Single prop unpacks the program of ‘Suitcase Dreams’

Theatre LILA’s production of The Suitcase Dreams runs Sept. 18–28.

Artists are often at their best when challenged by the limitations of a single idea, entity or concept. Such may prove to be the case with The Suitcase Dreams, a new and unusual collaborative performance work by Madison-based Theatre LILA.

Supreme Court schedules marriage cases for Sept. 29 conference

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The U.S. Supreme Court has scheduled for its Sept. 29 private conference a look at seven marriage-related petitions from five states, including Wisconsin.

Boulevard’s first itinerant production is concert reading of ‘Pal Joey’

Souvenir program from Pal Joey’s 1952 Broadway revival. — Photo: bayles-yeager