The death of Tony Robinson in Madison, Wisconsin had a ripple effect on many. For one set of parents, the fear of excessive police force prevented them from calling 911 when their two sons were on psychedelic drugs. “It was like ecstatic happiness, combined with punching,” the mother said. Read more about drug 25I, or Smiles, on Isthmus. Narcotics officer Jason Freedman was photographed for Isthmus.
Justice Ann Walsh Bradley defeats Rock County Judge James Daley in April’s elections. Her watch party took place at Top of the Park restaurant in Madison, Wisconsin.
Paul Soglin wins mayoral re-election after defeating Scott Resnick. Soglin’s watch party took place at The Brink Lounge in Madison, Wisconsin.
After two days of waving down strangers as they drove out onto the ice, I met a family that ended up being within the very small percentage of successful spear fishermen on Lake Winnebago during the sturgeon spearfishing season.
Stockbridge, Wisconsin is known as the Sturgeon Center of the World, and is one of the few places where spearfishing for sturgeons occurs in the world. It was a wild experience that I had never come close to having. I had never even walked on a frozen lake before-hearing the ice creaking as trucks drive over it, watching chain saws cut through 20 inches of ice, seeing a community spring up temporarily, and seeing a five prong spear be thrown into the water was all completely new to me.
Thanks to all those who let me sit in their shanty’s, which is already a small space, and share in the experience. View the article and the full gallery here.
The first story I pitched, photographed, and wrote for The New York Times was on college curling. Read the article and see the full 12-image gallery.