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1959: Youths run wild in the streets of Madison

With almost no serious violent crime in 1959 (no murders, only one manslaughter), Madison's major public safety issue involved gangs of young toughs in nylon jackets on State Street. >More
 1959: Five decades ago, Madison was embracing the future

In Madison, the 1960s began in 1959. That spring, John Kennedy and Cassius Clay came to town, as did a friend of Fidel Castro's. Their visits were part of a yearlong parade of personalities and issues that foreshadowed the decade to come. >More
 1959: Sabotaging Monona Terrace

In 1959, the city got closer to building Frank Lloyd Wright's Monona Terrace than ever before. And then it all fell apart. >More
 The Week on Forum: Tourism, real estate, mayoral endorsements, and high school

Aside from the requisite CEO bashing, forons opted to stay local this week, discussing Madison cafés, political endorsements and our lax drinking restrictions of yore. >More
 The Week on Forum: St. Urho, Stewart vs. Cramer, Madison locksmiths, and the Taliban

This week, Forons pondered the future of everything from major urban metropolises to print media to political party alignments. With all this frantic speculation, we bet everyone's glad for the widely-celebrated St. Urho's Day. Or not. >More
 The Week on Forum: Weed, Leonard Cohen, Rush Limbaugh, and landlords

Forum revolved around personal attacks this week, as forons beared their claws at everyone from Madison police to pop culture princesses and right-wing rogues. Hey, at least we didn't bitch about the weather. >More
 This Week on Forum: Lent, religion, vegetarians, and Metro

Despite complaints of a lack of activity on the forum, Forons were all about taking a stand, extolling new products from beer or techno gadgets, and advocating for everything from baby bunnies to self-sacrifice in the name of Jesus. >More
 Eat, drink, and collect beads for Mardi Gras 2009 in Madison

Mardi Gras is a beacon of light during these salt gray days of late winter, allowing us all a day (or two) to let our hair down and live it up. With celebrations spattered around Madison and the surrounding region, there is something for all ages, including kids and pooches, from Saturday through Fat Tuesday itself. >More
 The Week on Forum: Badgers hoops, Doug's Soul Food, Randy Koschnick, and the NY Post

Elections and government were the topics of choice on the forum this week, but many forons found solace in twisted humor and buttery noodles. >More
 View photos from the 2009 Miss Madison-Capital City pageant

Pageants have gotten a bad rap in recent years. Thanks in no small part to a widely YouTubed gaffe involving Miss Teen South Carolina and a question about geography, I got some quizzical looks from friends when they heard I was planning on covering the Miss Madison-Capital City Scholarship Pageant on Sunday. >More
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