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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
 Grown-ups take over Madison Children's Museum for Adult Swim

For many young adults in Madison, a typical Friday night consists of drinks with friends at a local bar, not pine-cone art and a gerbil wheel the size of a Honda Accord. But for those fortunate enough to have snagged sold-out tickets to Friday night's Adult Swim, the Madison Children's Museum adults-only monthly fundraiser, the night was anything but typical. >More
 Neighborhood festivals cap a constructive summer on Williamson and Monroe Streets

Falling leaves and a crisp, September wind means autumn is here, and with its arrival this weekend comes the annual Willy Street Fair and Monroe Street Festival, two of Madison's most celebrated block parties. >More
 What is a hipster?

"The funny thing about the word is I have no idea what it means," says Joey Tucci, shop manager at Context, the King Street menswear store that's been featured in GQ and The New York Times. The store is one of Madison's fashion shrines, and I've come to learn about hipsters. >More
 Chaos of Mifflin Street Block Party less troubling than predictable

A line of red plastic cups sit along a balcony rail at the corner of Basset and Mifflin. Someone must have intentionally placed them like this because there's just no reason five cups on a third-floor balcony should find themselves spaced so perfectly apart, their shiny white rims almost -- but not quite -- touching. >More
 This is what creativity looks like, part XV: This Is Our House by Tona Williams

Madison-based documentarian Tona Williams produced this documentary short capturing the demonstrations at the Capitol on Tuesday evening, when thousands locked out of the building rallied outside the Assembly window, calling for their right to enter that was confirmed Thursday evening by court order. >More
 DJ Nick Nice imports vuvuzelas for Wisconsin protesters (video)

We caught up with Nick Nice at Merchant this afternoon as he distributed vuvuzelas to his Twitter followers and Facebook friends. >More
 Scenes from a snow day: Madison's first blizzard of 2011 captured on video

Madison's TV stations have been wall-to-wall weather the past 48 hours or so, but the most captivating and often beautiful images are coming from video amateurs, shooting off their porches and sidewalks. Even some media companies that don't traditionally produce much video -- newspapers and radio stations -- got in on the action with some compelling clips. >More
 Hackett Hemwall Foundation loads out medical and school supplies for Honduras

Getting out of bed to go make coffee meant overcoming substantial inertia. In those first moments, the prospect of venturing out for a few hours to help load an enormous semi truck with medical and other supplies bound for Honduras held about as much appeal to my drowsy self as failing to act on core beliefs. And I like to wake up early. >More
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