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'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
 Mix and match your errands in Madison

The movie Secretary became my favorite as soon as it came out, and one of my favorite settings is the combination laundromat/restaurant where Maggie Gyllenhaal's character is romanced. I'd love it too if I was wooed over a cheeseburger while folding my whites. >More
 Cars on State prompt gawker slowdown

Madisonians descended on State Street on Saturday to witness something that hadn't been seen on that road in 35 years: gridlock. Yes, State Street, Madison's famous pedestrian mall which was closed to most traffic in 1972, was bumper-to-bumper with cars on Saturday as it played host to the inaugural "Cars on State" event. >More
 Hunting for the ideal used record store

I was curious if there was another such a place in Madison where no ego slept behind the counter and making a buck was secondary. Was my favorite record shop from back east truly a legend or just another good shop? >More
 Zombies seek brains at the 2007 Mifflin Street Block Party

Madison's annual spring spectacle of inebriation was the scene of a minor infestation of zombies early Saturday afternoon, when a score or so of the undead gathered at former home of the Mifflin Street Co-op for a series of forays into the growing crowd. >More
 Waking up at the 2007 Mifflin Street Block Party

The first block of West Mifflin Street in downtown Madison was far busier than its final block a third of a mile away late Saturday morning. >More
 The Ponys take on Riverwest

Ah, la belle Milwaukee! The Paris of Wisconsin! A city of church spires and good food. The charm of Milwaukee goes well beyond accordions, beer or even Laverne & Shirley. Much more than in Madison, the experience of Milwaukee means forging a unique relationship with geography. >More
 Zombies to lurch at the 2007 Mifflin Street Block Party

The Zombie Survival Guide, a brains-in-cheek how-to book by Max Brooks published in 2003, suggests that persons on the lookout for nascent undead outbreaks should keep track of man bites dog stories and other telltale signs of reanimation. No such discerning eye will be needed on Saturday morning at the Mifflin Street Block Party, though, where an uprising of zombies is expected to occur. >More
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