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Isthmus on the isthmus: Library Mall prepares for finals (video)

On the heels of the Mifflin Street Block Party, UW-Madison students push to finish papers and study for final exams. >More
 Isthmus on the isthmus: Madison's version of the 'alley cat' bike race (video)

Kids on fixed-gear bikes took to the streets Saturday night for the "Don't Kill the Messenger" alley cat race. Tag along with the ride in this video. >More
 Isthmus on the isthmus: Spring comes to Wingra Park, or does it? (video)

Meet the inhabitants of Wingra Park's playground, who share their thoughts on the arrival of spring, what they may or may not miss about winter, and whether its confines are too "babyish." >More
 Isthmus on the isthmus: Madison's St. Patrick's Day parade (video)

Ben Reiser wanders among Madison's official and unofficial Irish population during Sunday afternoon's St. Patrick's Day parade on the Capitol Square. >More
 A drink at the Edgewater

With most of the Edgewater-related issues from Tuesday night's Common Council meeting postponed, I decided instead to go have a drink at the Edgewater bar. I live only a block away, but have never actually been inside. This even though I kind of like hotel bars: they're a good place to go if you want to go out but don't really want to be seen. >More
 Isthmus on the isthmus: Valentine's Day on ice at Vilas Park (video)

Ben Reiser and his valentine go in search of young love on skates at the Vilas Park lagoon. >More
 Isthmus on the isthmus: Mad Rollin' Dolls 2010 season opener at the Alliant Energy Center (video)

Ben Reiser gets a crash course (Get it?) in roller derby on and off the rink with skaters and fans at Saturday's opening bout of the 2010 season. >More
 Segredo brings boutique bowling, exotic food and drink, respectability to University Avenue

If Segredo, University Ave's most recent night-life installment, is an accurate representation of the concept, then boutique bowling hardly involves any bowling. That was the first thing that came to mind as I stood at the bar and became one of the first people to order an alcoholic beverage at Madison's largest liquor license holder Wednesday night. >More
 Isthmus on the isthmus: Vonnegut, vegans, and flying Vs (video)

Ben Reiser takes a weekend tour around town, stopping by a party at Brocach, the Madison Hours vegan pancake breakfast at the Wil-Mar Center, and a musicians' benefit at the High Noon Saloon. >More
 Isthmus on the isthmus: Plans for the new year (video)

Ben Reiser takes to the downtown streets, chatting up the locals about their New Years Eves and plans for the future. He also checks in on a particularly festive celebration off the isthmus proper. >More
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