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Saturday, October 25, 2014 |  Madison, WI: 60.0° F  A Few Clouds


The joys of belly dance

Say the words 'belly dancing' and you're likely to conjure up images of scantily clad women in spangly, chiffon-y outfits, shimmying and undulating ' sensual, and maybe a little sordid. You're unlikely to imagine average-looking women in workout clothes, breaking a sweat. >More
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Kids enjoy magazines for the same reason we do: It's something new that doesn't require the commitment of a longer book, a little treat that arrives in the mailbox now and then. And there is a wealth of options out there, from the mundane to the unusual. >More
 The Star Circuit

 Think locally, tour globally

For many Madison bands, the open road is beckoning. And not just the American freeway'the Autobahn, the English roadway, even the Japanese superhighway. More and more, Madison musicians have been taking advantage of international distribution, exposure via the Internet or record deals in other countries to find success abroad, sometimes at a higher level than they are able to reach in their own country. >More
 To bus or not to bus: Getting your kids to school

As the school year approaches, parents are worrying about a thousand details: new shoes, the right thickness of marker, the minutiae of afterschool child care. And more so than past generations, they're preoccupied by transportation issues. Is their child mature enough to bike to school? Is it safe? When is it appropriate for a child to walk? And, for parents far enough from school, the dreaded question: To bus or not to bus? >More
 Teaching your kids to manage money

Money has become the new sex. No, not in the way you think. Parents who unblushingly give their kids the lowdown on the birds and bees clam up when the topic turns to nickels and dimes. It's not just worry over the high cost of daycare, or how to best save for college. It's what, and how, do I teach my kids about money? >More
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