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Parade of Homes houses in Madison are larger than ever

The Parade of Homes is supposed to be about opulence, but this year I found that harder to take than usual. Green built practices are catching on, but slowly. And the immense size of these homes, built on land that was previously cornfield or pasture, is not green at all. >More
 Madison museum moments

From the sobering to the frivolous, from the sublime to the just plain weird, Madison museums have a little of everything. This irregularly scheduled series on The Daily Page takes you inside the local institutions charged with preserving our art, our history and, yes, our meteorites. >More
 Seeking out Mother Nature at the UW Arboretum

My companions and I first entered the deciduous forest by Indian Mounds and Wingra Woods, dotted with brush, leaves and trees uprooted from deep within the soil. What creature came in and pushed over these verdant kings? >More
 The Bead & Button Show delivers unexpected enchantment

More than 370 vendors came from all 50 states and several countries, and 3,000 bead addicts, fanatics and crafters registered for nearly 500 classes and workshops. People came from as far away as Japan to learn and buy beads. >More
 You are the Decider! Vote for Madison's Favorites

Of course, it's only possible to count positive votes. A vote for Biff's Burgers goes to Biff's Burgers, but a vote for "Anybody but Biff's Burgers, they suck" can't go to anyone. So if you hate Biff, vote for George or John or Ringo -- anybody but Biff. >More
 Touring the Alternative Parade of Homes one by one

The Vilas neighborhood just north of Lake Wingra was flooded with wide-eyed and nosy souls checking out the open houses at the Alternative Parade of homes hosted by Historic Madison, Inc on Sunday. A brief description of each of the eleven homes on display follows below. >More
 The Alternative Parade of Homes returns to Madison

Giving strangers money to enter their homes usually supplies the entrant with a red or blue plastic cup and the opportunity to catch an STD. The Alternative Parade of Homes organized by Historic Madison Inc. provides a chance to walk through historical residences without heavy bass or stumbling drunkards distracting from the beauty of a cantilevered arch. >More
 'One of the nicest Capitols in the country'

I work at the top of King Street, and at noontime I regularly make my way through the Capitol rotunda for lunch on State Street, at the opposite corner of Capitol Square. It is the greatest shortcut in all of downtown. >More
 Madison's Isabel Jacobson advances in National Spelling Bee

An eighth-grader at O'Keeffe Middle School on the near east side, Jacobson has progressed by passing a multiple-choice test in the first round, and then spelling the following sequence of words... >More
 A little Harajuku at Madison's High Noon Saloon

On Sunday night, the typically Wild West-themed interior of the High Noon Saloon took on the look of Tokyo's flamboyant Harajuku district during the "Street Fashion: Spring in Tokyo" fashion show, put on by local clothing designer Charity Robinson. >More
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