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Motherless monkeys: UW-Madison to revive controversial primate experiments

In his 21 years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's veterinary school, Eric Sandgren has seen a lot of controversies. But the UW's most prominent defender of animal research has never seen anything like this. Sandgren says a typical research project protocol receives around four person-hours of scrutiny from an oversight committee; he estimates this one got more than 170. >More

NEWS

The high cost of Judge Doyle Square

Madison Common Council members say the city simply can't afford what developer Bob Dunn wants it to pay for the controversial $174 million Judge Doyle Square project. Dunn is seeking $75.5 million from the city, including $47.2 million in tax incremental financing and $28.3 million to pay for building a new parking garage and a bike center. >More
 Reimagining the Madison Municipal Building

Although the Municipal Building remains gorgeous to look at from the outside, the inside has been carved up and covered over. Its heating and air-conditioning systems are in terrible shape, and it's widely considered an unpleasant workspace. >More
 Vital work is being done at the Lussier Community Education Center, from community-building to STEM skills

"People are looking to book space here all the time," says Remy Fernández-O'Brien, communications and facilities coordinator for the Lussier Community Education Center, a private, nonprofit community center on Madison's west side. "They want to throw their child's first birthday party here or hold a Girl Scout meeting. We're really busy year-round, but it's especially lively here in the summer." >More
 UW-Madison animal research oversight committees strive for consensus

Craig Berridge, a behavioral neuroscientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is comfortable with the scrutiny given animal research on campus. "Animal research is a heavily regulated and overseen process," says Berridge, who studies the brain mechanisms of rats. "And I think everyone who does animal research feels they're balancing the need for and desire to alleviate human suffering and to minimize animal suffering." >More

OPINION & COMMENTARY

Scott Walker's desperate attacks on Mary Burke

Things have been getting worse and worse for Gov. Scott Walker. The last two Marquette polls have showed him neck-and-neck with Democratic challenger Mary Burke, whose campaign strategy " essentially getting out of the way as her opponent is buried in bad news " looks more like it's working every day. >More
 Tell All: In defense of male fantasies

Dear Tell All: "Sinning Only in My Head" feels bad that he thinks of another attractive woman when having sex with his girlfriend. I agree it was a boner (so to speak) that he blurted out another woman's name during their lovemaking, but I also think his girlfriend overreacted by calling him a "pig." So did you, Tell All. >More

MUSIC

The Greater Madison Jazz Consortium brings new voices and fresh ideas to the local scene

Pub crawls with multiple local jazz acts. Guest artists teaching jazz in schools and kids loving it. Town hall meetings, surveys, grant money, teamwork, ideas, excitement.... Who turned up the heat on jazz in Madison? >More
 Jazz at Five celebrates 20 years of keeping the beat downtown

A mainstay in Madison since 1994, Jazz at Five kicks off its latest outdoor concert series with Nuggernaut and the Tim Whalen Nonet on Aug. 6. >More
 Jamming with roots-music stars at the 2014 Sugar Maple Traditional Music Festival

The Sugar Maple Traditional Music Festival is as much a pop-up community as it is a concert. When the 11th annual event comes to Lake Farm County Park Aug. 1-2, there will be performances, workshops, discussions and jam sessions that migrate to the camping area before each night ends. >More

AT A GLANCE

ARTS

Convenience is a Schenk's Corners love story

When Fresco Opera Theatre moved into a new office on Winnebago Street last summer, executive director Frank Cain was happy to have TAPIT/new works Ensemble Theater next door. The company's producing artistic directors, Donna Peckett and Danielle Dresden, seemed like great neighbors, and they shared his interest in the performing arts. >More
 Madison Savoyards does justice to Gilbert & Sullivan's unfairly neglected Princess Ida

Princess Ida is unusual among the Gilbert and Sullivan operettas. It is, for instance, the only one inspired by the work of an author other than Gilbert himself -- Tennyson, as it happens. It is the only one by the collaborators structured in three acts. >More

MOVIES

Philip Seymour Hoffman leads a German spy group in A Most Wanted Man

An espionage thriller adapted from John Le Carré's 2008 novel, A Most Wanted Man opens on a battered sea wall in Hamburg, Germany, a port city on high alert after Mohamed Atta and his co-conspirators plotted the Sept. 11 attacks there, undetected by German intelligence officers. >More
 Guardians of the Galaxy puts the 'comic' back in comic book characters

Heroes have been introduced to us in many ways since Marvel started to take over the multiplex over the last several years. They've been bad-asses and screw-ups and tormented scientists, but they've all more or less felt the way superheroes are supposed to feel. >More
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EATS

Bartender bye-byes: Stalwarts of the Madison cocktail scene are moving on

Madison is saying goodbye this summer to a number of bartenders who have contributed to the city's flourishing drink scene. With growth comes change, and some longtime mixologists are leaving the stick behind to pursue big opportunities in the hospitality industry locally. Others are leaving for different cities altogether. >More
 Mexican ice cream shop La Michoacana to open east-side location

La Michoacana, the Mexican ice cream treat shop at 6712 Odana Rd. that opened early this year, is looking to expand with a second location on the east side. Armida Ramos and her sister Liliana are finalizing a lease to open at 4512 E. Washington Ave., in the same strip mall with the La Hispana grocery not far from East Towne. >More

SPORTS & RECREATION

The Pack preps for its 2014 season kickoff

The Green Bay Packers opened training camp last weekend, and the familiar sight of oversized football players riding undersized bicycles to practice once again proved amusing. Of course, the focus should be on what those players do once they arrive on the field at St. Norbert College in De Pere, not how they arrive. >More
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