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Saturday on State Street: Busking for Books, digging for vinyl (video)

Downtown Madison was a busy place to be on Saturday with, among other events, Busking for Books colliding with Record Store Day. Here's how it looked and sounded. >More
 Mark Bittman offers personal and policy solutions for unhealthy eating at Isthmus Green Day

To say food writer Mark Bittman has a fan following in Madison is an understatement. His talk at the Isthmus Green Day expo at Monona Terrace drew about 1,000 people, many armed with his cookbooks, all hanging on to his every word. >More
 Sign language: Occupy Madison encampment turns against Soglin

If these signs are any indication, it didn't take long for the residents of the Occupy Madison encampment to turn against Mayor Paul Soglin after he said Monday he was not interested in extending their stay on East Washington Avenue. >More
 Not quite a snow day, but storm brings fun to Bascom Hill

While the winter months can draw disdain and wonder, in equal measure, snow lovers have been left wanting so far this season. For students on the UW-Madison campus, Friday's snowstorm provided the perfect opportunity to enjoy a frosted version of Bascom Hill, which has historically been a focal point for snowball fights and other winter recreation. >More
 Could a Friday snow storm revive Mineral Point Road's giant snowman?

For the last four winters, a thirty-foot snowman has presided over the cornfields just west of Madison. Equipped with a traffic cone for a nose and a hat made out of stacked tires, the seasonal monument has become an icon to commuters and residents along Mineral Point Road, a temporary landmark and goofy totem greeting visitors from the suburbs. >More
 Remembering a 1980s Madison childhood spent at Midvale Plaza

A few years ago, my mom and stepdad moved into the brand-new Sequoya Commons complex. The condos sit above retail space that houses Sequoya Library, EVP Coffee, Whoops and the Chocolate Shoppe -- your basic grandparent mecca. My kids will probably grow up thinking Nana and Papa Doug owned the entire building, as most visits involve either a dish of Super Man ice cream, Tootsie Rolls from the coffee shop register, a new trinket from the toy store, or very likely all three at the same time. >More
 Watch the Solidarity Sing Along perform 'Recall Now' in the Wisconsin Capitol (slideshow)

The Solidarity Sing-Along gathered once again in the Wisconsin Capitol Rotunda on Thursday, December 15, continuing its tenth month of performances inside and outside the building. Expanding upon its repertoire of folk and labor classics, participants have been singing a variety of holiday songs this festive season, each with new lyrics referencing the ongoing political conflict consuming Wisconsin and the campaign to recall Gov. Scott Walker. >More
 Middleton man collects 1400 issues of Isthmus

For some people, it's Pez dispensers. For others, it's a cabinet shelf dedicated to shot glasses and McDonald's Happy Meal toys. For 57-year-old Alan Mross of Middleton, it's been a copy of Isthmus newspaper every week without fail for 28 years. >More
 Five last-minute costumes perfect for Madison Freakfest

Every Halloween, thousands of Madison residents and visitors make their way to State Street to celebrate Freakfest, the city's official Halloween bash, complete with ghoulish activities and elaborate costumes. But for those who still find themselves without a outfit, anxiously brainstorming ways to make an impression at this year's festival, here are five locally-focused outfits that you might be able to pull together by Saturday. >More
 A Badgers fan looks back at the Huskers invasion of Madison

After more than 18 years as a season-ticket holder for Wisconsin Badgers football games, I can say that I've never seen anything quite like the surge of Nebraska pride as Cornhuskers fans invaded Madison to watch their beloved team's debut Big 10 game. >More
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