U.S. News & World Report GalleryMarch 4, 2016March 7, 2016periodistalibre Best Place to Live: #24 Madison, Wisconsin I had the honor of researching, writing about and photographing my favorite city for U.S. News & World report. Here are a few photos extra photos. View of the Madison, Wisconsin, isthmus from across Lake Monona. The Yahara River, on Madison’s Near East Side, which connects Lakes Monona and Mendota. James Madison Park on Lake Mendota. The First Unitarian Society, one of several Madison buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. An early morning kayaker on Lake Monona. The entrance to the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum on Lake Wingra.