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Not enough hours at the 2007 art fairs on and off the Square

There were not enough hours in the day on Saturday. It was wall-to-wall people during 1:30 p.m. at the Art Fair on the Square, the annual fundraiser for the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art that attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors over its 16-hour run. Ninja moves were needed to get from one display to another amidst the traditional counterclockwise migration of patrons. >More
 Madison sesquicentennial markers placed around isthmus, online

Pedestrians walking around Capitol Square, State Street, and several other locations around the historic heart of the city may have noticed small signs celebrating one aspect or another of the city's history. These are the Madison Sesquicentennial Markers, visual reminders of some of the region's most significant influences. >More
 The mannequins of St. Vincent de Paul

When you think of thrift stores, you sometimes think of chaos. The clothes, toys and appliances sold by the second-hand shops are from various eras and manufacturers -- and, often, in various states of wear. But the windows facing the sidewalks at the east-side St. Vincent de Paul thrift store are vibrant and orderly. >More
 A virtual version of the 2007 Rhythm & Booms in Madison

Though these compressed views of the fireworks are sans open skies, soundtrack, cool air, and a surrounding live audience, they provide a rough feel for the largest annual event held in Madison in terms of sheer attendance. >More
 Roaming the Cherokee Marsh north of Madison

I lived for many years in Chicago, and I enjoyed my share of the big city's delights. Those delights do not include untrammeled nature, though. You have to get really far away from that city -- I mean, really far away -- to find some peace and quiet, along with trees, birds, gurgling brooks. >More
 The Wisconsin Veterans Museum recalls those who served

Some museums are as brightly lit as football fields, but the galleries at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum are dim. It's a smart design choice that encourages quiet reflection and hushed remarks, like the one I overheard a woman make as she gazed at the Vietnam War display. "He was there in 1968, so I would have been 8 or 9," she said. "Isn't that weird?" >More
 The development and devastation of a severe-weather outbreak

The UW-Madison's Space Science and Engineering Center has published its June newsletter, and it includes dazzling documentation of the severe-weather outbreak that pummeled Wisconsin on June 7. The storms produced five tornadoes, an impressive volume of hail, powerful winds and lashing rains. >More
 Chris Woldt: Is this joker ready for Gotham?

"So I'm gonna be on a TV show soon, if no one has heard," says comedian Chris Woldt. "To Catch a Predator -- has anyone heard of it? As an artist, I told myself I wasn't going to do reality, but it's for the resume." >More
 Obama Girl is latest satire with Madison roots to go big

One of the hottest viral videos over this past week, created by UW graduate Ben Relles, also happens to be the biggest hit of its kind so far in the 2008 race for president. >More
 Learn to love minerals at the UW Geology Museum

You may think you've been around a while because you remember when music television featured music. But there is a place on the UW-Madison campus where you can look at stuff from 300 million years ago, a time long before the heyday of the Thompson Twins. >More
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