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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
 Airstreamers bring their Wally Club confab to Madison (audio slideshow)

Hundreds of Airstream trailer fanatics are cruising into Madison this week, parking their shiny, tin mammoth-mobiles and joining in the the 2009 Wally Byam Caravan Club International Rally festivities. It's the opening day of the 52nd annual convention, which means it might be smart to steer clear of the Alliant Energy Center for a few days. Unless you're into the whole vintage trailer thing, that is. And Canadians. >More
 Airstream enthusiasts gather in Madison for international rally

Approaching the Alliant Energy Center on John Nolen Drive, the glare off hundreds of silver Twinkies is blinding. It's a growing village of vintage Airstream trailers and motor homes in town for the 2009 Wally Byam Caravan Club International Rally. >More
 The Week on Forum: Iran, the Crew, cash vs. plastic, and Yahara Bay Limoncello

Forons stayed local this week, calling out many pressing, and not so pressing, issues around town. Warbling about everything from sports to crime to paying your bill at the Dane, at least they now know they can find solace in an icy Limoncello or a trip to Cudahay. >More
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