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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
 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
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