- Deep Reads


Wine-lovers' risotto: Prosecco-absorbed rice with prosciutto​ makes the perfect hot dish for a cold night

This creamy wine-absorbed rice with prosciutto​ is the perfect hot dish to warm you on cold winter's night. Read more


$705 and a mischievous 8th-grade team: Greg Gard's path to Big Ten Coach of the Year started 30 years ago at Southwestern

Gard, who turns 50 next month, enters his fifth full season running the UW program as the reigning Big Ten Coach of the Year. And there’s reason to believe things can get even better. Read more

Affordable for whom? Madison's housing crisis continues to leave low income renters behind

Eula Newcomb-Devasia knows what it’s like to face the uphill climb of finding a place to live. Read more

These wine-braised, bone-in beef short ribs are sure to make your mouth water

Cooking these bone-in beef short ribs slowly is key to breaking down the fatty, connective tissue to achieve tender meat.  Read more

Police-free schools: Security staff step up as MMSD strategizes safety

With the shift to virtual learning at Madison Metropolitan School District amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and following the end of the district’s contract with Madison Police Department, the community has yet to see how schools will function without school resource officers patrolling the halls. Security staff will have a larger role. Read more



Geek lessons: History of the QR code revealed

Did you even know that QR stands for Quick Response? These instant smartphone codes have origins back to the 1930s, way before present-day use to track and prevent spread of COVID-19. Read more

Color us trendy: Murder hornet amber, plus other hot shades for 2020

Redecorating? The trendiest shades of 2020 include surgical mask blue, burnt sky orange, murder hornet amber and postal service blue. Read more

Celebrities and their booze: Can you match them up?

See if you can match the type of alcohol to the celebrity behind the brand. Read more

What made the Grateful Dead so lively: Looking back at the band's ties to its fans

A deeper look at Dead’s wildly unconventional approach to business that focused on making the music they wanted and their devotion to the people who loved them for it.  Read more