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MadVideos: Watch a trailer for Baraboo by Mary Sweeney

There is more than one major Wisconsin-made movie directed by a onetime Madisonian resident that is premiering in June. While that one gangster movie with the movie stars may be breaking the bank in terms of attention, a new indie feature titled Baraboo -- written, directed, and edited by Mary Sweeney -- is also gearing up for its moment on the big screen. >More
 MadVideos -- Chad Vader Season 2 Episode 2 production notes

Fans of Chad Vader finally get to see the true power of the title character's long-promised laser checkout system in the latest installment of the online program. Released early Saturday morning, this second episode of the new season finds trouble once again brewing for the day shift manager. >More
 MadVideos -- Chad Vader Season 2 Episode 1 production notes

"The wait is over! Chad is back!" exclaims Blame Society Productions about the return of its flagship program Chad Vader. The first episode in the brand new second season of the comedy short series about the "Worst Day Shift Manager Ever" debuted online at midnight. >More
 MadVideos -- Relive the Bascom Hill snowball fight of 2009

Bascom Hill is the beating heart of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, its tree-lined east face surrounded by historic schools and structures, and crowned by the weather-beaten statue of Abraham Lincoln gazing out upon the city. Along with a fearsome reputation among campus commuters tasked with conquering its heights, the hill has also long served as a canvas for students engaging in anti-war protests, pink flamingo hijinks, and now, a snowball battle royale. >More
 MadVideos -- A winning recipe for chipotle mustard shepherd's pie

Comfort food like shepherd's pie is a classic menu option for the cold heart of winter, particularly in the face of post-holiday leftovers, but any recipe could do well with a bit of a kick. That's what Madison filmmaker Roger Bindl delivered by adding mustard to his version that won the Kraft Cooking Video Challenge. >More
 MadVideos -- An extended trailer for Blasphemy! at the Bartell

Blasphemy! director and co-writer Catherine Capellaro notes a recent encounter that gets to the heart of the new production: "A man walked up to our assistant director who was outside the Bartell. 'Are you with the sheriff's department?' he asked. 'No,' she replied. 'Are you with the show?' he asked, gesturing at our poster. When she said 'yes,' he said: 'Ain't no monkey on a cross!'" >More
 MadVideos -- Bon Iver plays 'Skinny Love' at the Barrymore

The final Friday before two weeks of holidays saw one of the biggest concerts of the year in town when Bon Iver played at the Barrymore. This band and its driving force, singer-songwriter and Wisconsin native Justin Vernon, has been the recipient of near universal acclaim this year for the album For Emma, Forever Ago, and this stop in the Madison marked the penultimate performance on its fall tour before a homecoming show in Eau Claire. >More
 MadVideos -- Celebrity Bric-a-Brac Theatre visits Christmastown

When the weather outside is frightful, what could be more delightful than a little audiovisual holiday cheer? >More
 MadVideos -- Have the lungs to work for the Madison Fire Department?

The Madison Fire Department opened its newest round of recruitment in early October, accepting applications in the first step of a nearly year-long hiring process for aspiring firefighters. For those candidates who pass a written test and a psychological examination, the next challenge is a trial of their physical abilities. >More
 MadVideos -- A trailer for Hamlet by Strollers Theatre

Fear, madness, and death will haunt the Madison stage this month as Strollers Theatre presents the William Shakespeare masterpiece Hamlet. The company was last visited by the infamous Prince of Denmark in 2001 when it staged Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead, but unlike that story or other reimaginings of this most influential of tales, Strollers has opted for a classic approach towards the tragedy. >More
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