We’re one week in, and the dust has settled a bit, so I wanted to take a moment to thank you for checking us out.
Named after a mischievous serpent spotted on Lakes Mendota and Monona a century ago, The Bozho is dedicated to what’s happening on the land packed between these lakes — music, nightlife, food and drink, sports, politics and more.
I began visiting Madison as a little guy in the 1980s, when my grandfather was serving in the Wisconsin State Assembly. But my first vivid memories are from the 1990s, when my brother attended college here. The Onion was founded in Madison around that time, and it was awe-inspiring to learn that something like it could exist. I enrolled at UW myself in 2001, and I’ve lived in Madison for nearly 14 of the last 16 years.
So as a visitor, student and resident — and as the founder of Jonk Music and former music & entertainment editor at Isthmus — I have seen Madison’s culture and profile evolve over many years. My goal as publisher of The Bozho is to create an outlet that continues to grow with, and reflect, its city. Some of what we do will be serious, some of it silly. Often it will be a little of both.
This site would not exist without the support and encouragement of a lot of people. I’d like to thank my wife and family for helping me take a leap. I’d also like to thank everyone who’s contributing, and extend a big thanks to Swink for guidance and expertise through a long naming and branding journey. In case you were wondering, it’s bahz, not bose.
And thanks again to you, our readers. Madison’s a pretty great place. We should celebrate our city and strive to improve it, too. The Bozho looks forward to helping you see all the things Madison does and can do.