November 2015

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Philip Salamone: Painting His Own Path

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Photo by Philip Salamone

Drawing and painting the human figure is one of the most difficult skills to master, and it is a fundamental necessity in art school to learn to correctly represent the human figure in proportion, light, muscle tone, etc. It is an exercise that requires developed eye-hand coordination and an awareness of space, depth, and perception. It is not for everyone, but some artists are able to conquer this time-honored tradition and draw and paint the human figure with not only acute attention to proportion, color, and likeness of the subject, but also with emotion, creating a story about the time in which that portrait was created—a conversation between the model and the artist. One such artist is Philip Salamone.

A Place to Call Home: Plaza Tavern

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Photo by Eric Tadsen

For as long as anyone can remember, The Plaza Tavern on North Henry Street in downtown Madison has been the
place to be on a Thursday night. With its famous $2.50 Long Island iced tea special, perfect to wash down the bar’s signature Plaza Burger, the tavern is a mecca for college students, seasoned locals, and downtown waitstaff when they get off work.

The Pearl of Downtown: Tempest Oyster Bar

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Photo by Eric Tadsen

Madison has long been known as a foodie haven for local fare and farm to fork restaurants. But thanks to Tempest Oyster Bar on East Wilson Street, this capital city is also home to one of the best East Coast-style seafood restaurants in the Midwest.

The Art of Aesthetic Pruning

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Photo by ZDA, Inc.

“To cut or not to cut?” is not the question, but when and how to prune is. The long-term health and beauty of your landscape depends on properly pruning trees and shrubs. Plants left to grow freely can overtake spaces, crowd walkways, and become an unsightly feature in the landscape. A new awareness of the importance of aesthetic pruning calls for the retirement of electric pruning shears and instead marries the science of horticulture with artful interpretation of plant forms.

Creating a Warmer, Healthier Home

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Photo by NARI

Unless you plan to take up winter sports inside your home, you’ve probably given a thought or two to drafts, ice dams, and heating bills. This is the time of year you remember your home could benefit from a few updates in the comfort department, and the right professionals can help you sort through your options to make the wisest choices.

Keep Calm and Celebrate On: How to Control the Holiday Stress that Dampens Your Cheer

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We feel it, but we don’t want to admit it. A tiny, creeping dread lingers somewhere in the background of all the things we love this time of year: candied yams, a few days off work, winning an intergenerational Scrabble game, and watching an animated three-year-old tear into a wrapped gift. Holidays should perk us up during an otherwise drab season, yet the pressures they bring often have the opposite effect.

From Homeless to Home: The Road Home Helps Homeless Families Find Long-Term Housing

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Photo by The Road Home

Dozens of homeless families call the Dane County Housing Crisis Hotline each night to find somewhere to sleep. Many end up at the Salvation Army, a large room with mattresses lined up on the floor. There is no privacy, the lights stay on all night, and visitors must carry belongings with them and leave early the next day. But at least families can remain together. When warming houses like the Salvation Army fill up, parents must leave their kids at the Respite Center, which admits children only, and then find space at adult shelters on their own.

Book Shopping, Part I: Get Matched with Your Next Book

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Photo by Eric Tadsen

I’ve done it, and you probably have, too. You walk into a bookstore for a gift and realize that, while you can almost remember the name of the recipient’s favorite author, you have little to go on. “The first name is Italian, I think, and the last name begins with a T or D.”

Find Fashion-Forward Footwear Classics at Cornblooms

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Photo by Eric Tadsen

Jeanette and Larry Riechers own a Madison legend. Their Hilldale store carries a smartly curated collection of men’s and women’s shoes, along with handbags, jewelry, novelty socks, and other accessories. It’s the type of store people come back to visit when they’ve moved away, and lots of customers drive a considerable distance to enjoy the Cornblooms shopping experience.

Jazzman

Photo by Eric Tadsen

On the 300 block of State Street, Jazzman has been a men’s clothing institution in Madison since its 1980 debut. And when it comes to the fashion found inside the brick and mortar walls, you’ll notice it is fun to be a little different. That’s the philosophy Jazzman owners Craig Butenhoff and Paul Strong run their store by, and that sartorial credo is apparent the minute you walk through the door.

Zero in on Vinyl at MadCity Music Exchange

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Photo by Eric Tadsen

Sturgill Simpson soothes with his new-age lyrics over a classic country sound as shoppers tab through an organized, yet seemingly endless collection of vinyl records. I study the walls, posters, stickers, and sea of music that stretches across the interior of MadCity Music Exchange. Madison is home to many treasures, and this local music store is a glimmering one. Owner Dave Zero stands at the counter, his hands filled with records. I wonder how and why his path brought him to Madison. His relaxed reasoning mimics the atmosphere, “It’s my home.”

A Getaway to Madison’s Capitol Square

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Photo by Green Concierge Travel

When I plan a getaway, I want wonderful accommodations, eateries of all types, and a wide range of activities that will entertain and engage me. Madison’s Capitol Square has all of this and more, luring both Wisconsin residents and visitors. It was not always that way.

Issues

November 2018

arts
Craig Clifford
John/Christine Designs
community
Barbara Boustead
Community Shares of Wisconsin
Holiday Food Drives
Perfect Fooding
Spirit of Giving
dining
Lombardino's
editor
From the Editor
finance
Charitable Planning
food & beverage
Drumlin Ridge Winery
Lambic Disorder
landmark
Woman's Building
nonprofit
Days For Girls
pets
Pet Rescue Groups
travel
Giving Back: Honor Flights
well-being
Making a Difference at DAIS

September 2018

arts
Deb Gottschalk
Woodland Studios
community
Ho-Chunk
No More!
Self-Improv-ment Level Three
Stoughton Opera House
dining
Athens Grill
editor
From the Editor
finance
Youth & Money
food & beverage
Chinese Grocery Stores
Frabjous Hubs of Influence
landmark
Hotel Ruby Marie
nonprofit
ARCW
REACH-A-Child
pets
Diabetes in Cats
travel
New Glarus
well-being
Community Matters When the Goal is Liberation

July 2018

arts
Fine Arts in Fitchburg: Agora Art Fair
Kay Myers
community
Self-Improv-ment: Level Two
Shame
dining
Fuegos
editor
From the Editor
finance
Passive Income
food & beverage
Art of Cafe: Breweries and the Prolific
home
Water Wise Landscapes
landmark
Cambridge Historic School Museum
nonprofit
Madison Reading Project
WWBIC
pets
Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome
travel
Impact of Travel
well-being
Board and Mind Games
Children and Trauma
Tips for Preserving Cognition

May 2018

arts
Jeff Zimpel
community
Chads
Self-Improv-ment
editor
From the Editor
entertainment
Betty Lou Cruises
Ultimate Frisbee
finance
Smart Way to Save for Travel, Vacations, and Kids Activities
food & beverage
See the Beer, Hear the Beer, Taste the Beer
home
Perennial Favorites
landmark
Breese Stevens Field
nonprofit
Engage. Educate. Empower.
pets
A Tick's Story
shopping
Grills, Grills, Grills
Rutabaga Paddlesports
travel
Camping
well-being
Domestic Violence

March 2018

arts
Brian Kluge
community
Atlas Improv Co.
People Pleaser
dining
Off Broadway Drafthouse
editor
From the Editor
finance
Wealthy Living
food & beverage
Is Brewing Now in Session?
Juice Bars
home
Natural Healing
landmark
Quisling Clinic
pets
Inappropriate Urination
shopping
Deconstruction Inc.
well-being
Capital Fitness
Dentists and ER Doctors Work Together to Ease Patients’ Pain While Reducing Opioid Usage
Importance of Sleep
Rainbow Project

January 2018

arts
S.V. Medaris
community
An Introduction: Sandy Eichel
Feeding Our Community
dining
Sugar River Pizza Company
Vintage Brewing Company
editor
From the Editor
finance
Financial Planning for the Finer Things in Life
food & beverage
Bunky's Catering
Chocolate
Conscious Carnivore
Weizening Up, to Wit: Wheat Beers
home
Think Outside the Box
landmark
American Exchange Bank
pets
Dangerous Food for Pets
service
New Tricks for All Dogs at Dane County Humane Society
travel
Turning the Tables: Table to Farm

November 2017

arts
Rachelle Miller
community
Common Wealth
dining
Nick's Restaurant
OM Indian Fusion Cuisine
editor
From the Editor
food & beverage
Fisher King Winery
Gluten-Free Your Mind
home
Fireplace Professionals
Kids Need Nature
landmark
Hoff Mall
pets
Arthritis Pain in Cats and Dogs
service
Building a More Humane Future
Healthcare: It's Complicated
shopping
Monroe Street Framing
travel
Stay Merry with Music

August 2017

arts
Eric Thomas Wolever
community
Millennium Soccer Club
dining
Brickhouse BBQ
Norske Nook
editor
From the Editor
food & beverage
Badgers, Muskies, and Dopplebocks
home
Blind Romance
Take It Outside
landmark
Towns Building
pets
Dog Park Etiquette
service
Deserved Recognition
Maddie's Felines in Treatment
shopping
CLUCK The Chicken Store
Iconi Interiors
travel
Historic Haunts
well-being
An Apple a Day is an Rx Away



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