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Eat Play Bike offers summer fun and builds community in south Madison

Early Thursday evening, the parking lot at Villager Mall floods with clusters of families and friends celebrating the final of four Eat Play Bike gatherings in June. Jon Sandbrook, an initial organizer of the event who works with the Urban League of Greater Madison and Sustain Dane, is happy with the way the neighborhood festival developed over the month. >More
 Madison's south side celebrates Juneteenth Day at Penn Park

Although the historic remembrance of the emancipation of African American slaves has been celebrated for over 100 years, it carries a fresh and personal meaning in Madison. Today, for many south side residents, Juneteenth also commemorates a local transition, as the community shows progress in its fight against economic instability and violence. >More
 Wisconsin's leather community finds brotherhood and kink at International Mr. Leather 2013

Jeff Gruenberger, who now lives near Appleton, found his community at the annual International Mr. Leather weekend, held each year in Chicago since 1979. An estimated 18,000-20,000 people (mostly gay and bisexual men) gathered this year for six days at the downtown Marriott Hotel to celebrate leather and kink. The festival also hosted a pageant, where 51 men who won regional feeder contests throughout the world competed for the title of International Mr. Leather. Jason Puls of Milwaukee, the only Wisconsin contestant this year >More
 What goes on in there? A peek inside places in Madison you've always wondered about

We were sitting around the Isthmus office talking about mysterious places around Madison. They're the ones we pass frequently, wonder about, but never go into. It occurred to us that others might ask themselves the same question we do: What goes on in there? With reporter's notebook in hand, we set out in search of answers. >More
 Kiss winter goodbye with a half-dozen Easter weekend events

Whether or not you celebrate Easter, this weekend is an excellent time to hunt down free treats or share your bounty with neighbors in need. Here are a few ways to accomplish both of these goals. >More
 Scenes from the 2013 Madison Winter Festival (slideshow)

For at least a weekend, the community didn't bemoan the snow, ice and frigid temperatures of February, but embraced the season with a series of cross-country ski races around the Capitol Square, snow and ice sculpture contests and other seasonal fun at the Madison Winter Festival. >More
 Isthmus Book of Love: Valentines Day, 2013

Let love rule! Thank you once again for sharing your sweet words and charming pictures for our annual mass Valentine to Madison, from Madison. >More
 From shorts to shovels: 24 hours of Wisconsin winter weather (slideshow)

Tuesday afternoon, shorts were spotted on the UW campus as rain fell gently and the temperature hit 54 degrees. A day later, schools are closed and the Dane County Sheriff's office is advising against travel. >More
 Another Madison blizzard, another massive snowball fight on Bascom Hill

It's now a tradition: A massive snowstorm blankets Madison, the UW shuts down and hundreds of students descend on Bascom Hill to stage an epic war... and document the whole thing on their phones. >More
 Early views of the December 2012 blizzard from Madison photographers

With as much as eight inches on the ground at 10 a.m. and plenty more on the way, Madisonians braved blizzard conditions Thursday, chronicled what they saw and shared it on social media. Here is their story. >More
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