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Did we see you at the King Street Block Party?

On a day that felt more like mid-October than late August, the King Street Block Party gave Madisonians one last opportunity to let it all hang out last Saturday before school started this week. >More
 Ride the Drive kicks cars to the curb, bikers and pedestrians take over Madison streets (video)

Madison's inaugural Ride the Drive lured thousands of bicyclists, pedestrians, in-line skaters and onlookers to the isthmus for six non-motorized hours Sunday morning along six miles of some of the city's busiest thoroughfares. >More
 Madison moving days 2009: Funky junk (slideshow)

Another "Hippie Christmas" has come and gone in downtown Madison. A stroll around the student neighborhoods over the weekend turned up the predictable piles of trash, along with an associated funky odor, and a few gleaners. But generally speaking, the mid-August moving days aren't as frenzied and messy as they were a few years ago >More
 The Week on Forum: State symbols, fist fights, and the decline of Madison

Forons were buzzing with local happenings this week, from budding sports leagues to waste removal services and motorcycle routes. What was once a fracas appears to be, at least for now, a space to enjoy our city. >More
 The Week on Forum: Henry Louis Gates, Jr., jury duty, and the health care debate

Nostalgia reverberated this week, as forons celebrated the life of Walter Cronkite, bygone summers and social liberalism of yore. If it weren't for a even-keeled few keeping the rest on track... oh, wait. >More
 The Week on Forum: Sconnies, doppelgangers, online groceries, and Target

Business was on our minds this week, as Forons gabbed about online shopping, new local eateries and a possible Target at Hilldale Mall. With all of these plans -- and the content of our wallets -- up in the air, thank God some of us have Jesus on speed dial. >More
 The weekend that was: The Hold Steady, art fairs, La Fete de Marquette, and more

Isthmoids fanned out around the city this weekend, as did many other Madisonians. Here is a photographic sampling of what they encountered. >More
 The Week on Forum: Sarah Palin, summer songs, Doyle, and the Edgewater

Downtown bars, political repositioning and more deaths: Forons ran wild this week. Many railed against Sarah Palin and Governor Doyle, while others channeled their creative diatribes into college-kid bashing and upholding State Street as the epicenter of the city. Perhaps we should declare The Pub the new Capitol? >More
 The Week on Forum: Celebrity deaths, fireworks, and domestic partnerships

Arts and entertainment were the focus of the forum this week. Forons waxed poetic about the ongoing string of celebrity deaths, while others lamented the postponed Concerts on the Square and the state of Rhythm and Booms. A sprinkling of local politics provided a welcome reprieve from our star-studded grief. >More
 The Week on Forum: Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett vs. Mark Sanford, Jessica McBride

Until sidetracked by a pair of celebrity passings, Forons dove into politics this week, discussing affairs and hypocrisy at all levels of government. From intra-politico-breeding and South Carolina's escapee governor to Iranian unrest and a global economy in the tank, the chatter only proves that Obama, love him or hate him, has a doozy on his hands. >More
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