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The Week on Forum: Guilty cinematic pleasures, BTWW, the Parka Bandit, and sandwiches

Political news reigned supreme this week, with forons discussing every level of politics, from Obama's first 100 days to the Wisconsin state budget. Thank god for a sprinkling of celebrity banter. Oh wait... it's about David Carradine. >More
 The Week on Forum: Downtown buskers, online reds, Timecrimes, and open carry

Forons were all about their city this week, chatting about everything from Madison gun carry laws to Overture Center billings. Some of us were angry, while others found humor in Salisbury steak warfare and rogue religious figures. >More
 Summer's here! Enjoy your student-free downtown, Madison!

With thousands of students back home working at the municipal pool or playing video games or whatever they do, downtown Madison is a horse of a different color. >More
 The Week on Forum: Sonia Sotomayor, students, brats and bikes, and Jon + Kate

Forons focused on both local and national goings-on this week. From Brat Fest to Bicycle Benefits to bench nominations, there was no stone unturned and no topic unscathed. >More
 The Week on Forum: Road construction, bird songs, and a letter to Dick Cheney

Forons were jaded as ever this week, cuttin' down everything from Nancy Pelosi to a new east side café. Despite the cutting cynicism, though, a few were able to find the simple pleasures of hotel soap and super-size spuds. >More
 The Week on Forum: Grocery triggers, state worker furloughs, and historic buildings

After last week's throwback edition, Forons have redirected their attention the present, discussing everything from recent political movements to cool tech gadgets. Of course, some flew under the radar, reminding us all of the Dr. Spocks and Mrs. Pac Men of yore. >More
 The Week on Forum: Offbeat snacks, the Roxbury Tavern, and mayoral speculation

From chocolate-covered bacon and 40-ounce Schlitz to the path to happiness, Forons waxed poetic about the fineries of life this week. The economy may be in shambles, but at least we have pickle-and-mayo sandwiches. >More
 The beards (and moustaches) of Dane County

What's with all the weird beards and woolly 'staches? I wander the Dane County Farmers' Market for some down-to-earth examples, and comb the virtual world for more answers. >More
 The Week on Forum: Bea Arthur, jaywalking, East Johnson, and a career in music

Amidst the mountains of cynicism abounding this week, Forons waxed poetic about their hopes for the environment, the economy, as well as pondered east side living and the grind of a musical life. >More
 The Week on Forum: Self-respecting Madisonians, open carry, and air pollution

With the exception of a planning for a jaunt to Atlantic City, the forum stuck to the local scene this week. While some bitched about city policy, gun laws and sky-high insurance, others found solace in pizza, Bloody Marys, and the promise of an 80 degree day. >More
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