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Collecting MadVideos -- Alcoholism Among Students in Madison

The the penultimate weekend before the fall semester final exams at UW-Madison and MATC is set to begin, and there's no doubt that the bars and house parties will be buzzing downtown. The culture of drinking is well-engrained in this college town, but the issue of alcohol abuse by college students has been a major focus among university administrators and public policymakers as of late. >More
 Collecting MadVideos -- Madison gets buried in snow

Another round of snow is socking south-central Wisconsin this Tuesday evening, the second real taste of winter weather to hit the region in four days. With the roads and sidewalks around many parts of Madison still a mess from the snow and ice storm on Saturday, this latest snowfall is only going to add to commuters' headaches. The precipitation is expected to continue overnight, with a total accumulation of some three to five inches expected by morning. >More
 Collecting MadVideos -- Cops chase down stolen Krispy Kreme truck in Madison

As police and private surveillance cameras become more ubiquitous, so too are the images they capture. Footage of high-speed car chases and other events trending towards the spectacular and salacious aren't just limited to tabloid TV news and reality shows these days, they're all over, including online. This is the case with the too-ridiculous-to-believe story of the Krispy Kreme truck that was stolen from an Open Pantry on the west side of Madison just over a week ago. >More
 Collecting MadVideos -- UW Charter Street coal plant to clean up

Change is finally coming for the Charter Street Heating and Cooling Plant on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus after more than 50 years of operation. Responsible for providing electricity and steam to most of the university downtown, the plant was the largest state-owned coal burning facility in 2006 by more than an order of magnitude, and consequently a major source of carbon dioxide emissions, not to mention other pollutants. The UW is now preparing to clean up its act, though. >More
 Collecting MadVideos -- Those Poor Bastards preach hellfire with Hank III

Over the course of some three weeks early in the fall, the gothic country duo Those Poor Bastards hit the road on a tour opening for Hank III. The Madison-based twosome of Lonesome Wyatt (guitar and vocals) and the Minister (bass and banjo) brought their hellacious gospel to more than a dozen roadhouses east of the Mississippi, criss-crossing southern Appalachia several times during this unholy sojourn. >More
 Collecting MadVideos -- Dane County Buy Local kicks off the holidays

If you passed on navigating the big box feeding frenzy over the weekend, there's still plenty of time for holiday shopping. If you're looking to pass over these cookie cutter retailers altogether this season, there are plenty of other businesses around Madison looking for your dollars. >More
 Collecting MadVideos -- Celebrity Bric-a-Brac Theatre: The First Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is the most American of holidays, its story central to the national mythology and consequently the subject of countless elementary school arts-and-crafts lessons. How did it really get started, though? The origins of the harvest festival are tackled by Blame Society Productions in its latest comedic short video, Celebrity Bric-a-Brac Theatre: The First Thanksgiving. >More
 Collecting MadVideos -- Fedora sings the blues at the Klinic

Few things are more frustrating to a musician than having one's equipment stolen. The Madison blues rock band Fedora reported on Sunday that a bass cab belonging to one of its members was taken from his car during a recent smash-and-grab. >More
 Collecting MadVideos -- Modest Mouse makes some noise

A capacity audience greeted Modest Mouse for their concert at the Orpheum last Saturday, their first in Madison over the course of multiple tour swings through the Midwest over the last decade. "They played a great set," writes one fan who attended the show. "Some new, some old and all around it was just amazing." >More
 Collecting MadVideos -- Sense of Place: 102 East Gorham Street

Can the history of one address tell the history of a city? That's the intent of Sense of Place: 102 East Gorham Street, a short documentary directed by Jill Hopke and Amanda Werhane and narrated by Cynthia Cauthern. The film tells the story of nearly a century-and-a-half of history at the house, located at the corner of Gorham and Pinckney Streets on the slope of Mansion Hill. >More
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