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'You're welcome': A Madison Vietnam vet reflects on a belated welcome home at Lambeau

Last weekend was the long-delayed welcome home for Vietnam veterans held at Lambeau Stadium in Green Bay. Billed as "LZ Lambeau," it was a three-day extravaganza where Vietnam vets could reconnect and receive the thanks from the public they were denied 40 years earlier. I arrived with my wife Judi and my baggage of disillusionment and doubt wearing three hats - Vietnam veteran, peace activist and freelance writer for Isthmus. >More
 Isthmus on the isthmus: On the Madison Metro, downtown and back (video)

In celebration of Transit Week (according to the mayor), IoI takes a ride down to the Square and back, chatting with Madisonians along the way. >More
 Ancient words at Milwaukee Public Museum's 'Dead Sea Scrolls and the Bible' exhibit

Religion aside, it is a miracle that the fabulous Dead Sea Scrolls are on exhibit in Milwaukee. It's also a miracle that you probably haven't heard the priceless antiquities are in the state. Madison needs to pay better attention. To paraphrase the vice president, this is a big freaking deal. >More
 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
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