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Madison Magazine's award-winning journalists search out noteworthy local restaurants and shops and report local government and business news for more than 127,000 readers. The 30-year-old publication's monthly coverage includes sections on Shopping, Health, and the Arts, as well as back-page announcements of recent squirrel births. Articles from the current issue range from a feature on a local yoga instructor's work with autistic students to a list of late-summer fashion tips. Madison Magazine also publishes an annual city guide and a dining and tech guide, as well as Best Of lists that rank the area’s doctors, dentists, and trees resembling Millard Fillmore.
Each month, a glossy new issue of Madison Magazine arrives in the mailboxes of readers, sharing local stories and events such as a profile of a local band instructor or an upcoming ballet folklórico performance. For nearly 35 years, the award-winning publication has filled pages with articles and photographs showcasing the Madison area’s restaurants, businesses, and cultural life. The arts and entertainment section highlights events such as the Madison World Music Festival, and food and dining articles explore new barbecue spots and share recipes that highlight local and seasonal ingredients. In addition to regularly reserving space for subjects such as health and habitat, the magazine turns out once-a-year creations, such as an annual food lover's issue and a Best of Madison Readers’ Poll that directs readers toward comfortable coffeehouses and talented theater companies.