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Saturday, April 19, 2014 |  Madison, WI: 32.0° F  Fair


Madison at Play: 24 hours of fun and adventure

Temperatures finally warmed up last weekend, and Madison came out to play. Isthmus set itself the task of chronicling 24 hours' worth of fun, starting at 6 p.m. on Friday. >More
 Cheap Shots 2013: Honoring a year's worth of misbehavior

Gov. Scott Walker has kept Madison in the national spotlight the last couple of years. But in terms of notoriety, he got stiff competition in 2013 from Matthew Hurtado, who opened the Snuggle House as a "touch therapy" provider downtown. >More
 Arts 2013: Isthmus critics rate the year in Madison culture

From concert halls to pop-up galleries, Madison was ablaze with artistic energy in 2013. Much of it appeared in performances, which ranged from theater and dance productions to classical and rock concerts, and even events at libraries and art museums. >More
 Isthmus Indie Awards 2013: Celebrating the businesses that make Dane County unique

We love businesses that love Dane County. The Isthmus Independent Business Awards recognizes companies that operate in a community-minded way and, in the process, make this a pretty awesome place to live. >More
 Leafing through fall books: The season brings vivid new tales by and about Wisconsinites

Trees aren't the only ones dropping colorful, locally sourced creations this autumn. So are book publishers, who've released a host of new reads by Madison-area authors, and about people and inventions that have shaped southern Wisconsin. Here are four to dive into like a pile of freshly raked fronds. >More
 Live coverage of the Solidarity Sing Along crackdown at the Wisconsin Capitol on July 25

On Wednesday, July 24, Wisconsin Capitol Police once again started cracking down on the Solidarity Sing Along, the daily lunchtime assembly that started in the Rotunda on March 11, 2011. Some two dozen people were given $200.50 tickets for failing to secure a permit for the event. Many protestors vowed to return again today in defiance of the police crackdown. >More
 Isthmus Jazz Festival 2013 turns UW Memorial Union Terrace into a chilled-out getaway

With Make Music Madison, Solskinn and the Madison Area Music Awards, this weekend is a flurry of tuneful activities. The Isthmus Jazz Festival on the Terrace at the UW Memorial Union is probably the most relaxing option. Most of it is outside, swathed in Lake Mendota breezes and the brat stand's tantalizing aromas. >More
 Get a taste of Wisconsin's Swiss yodeling tradition (video)

The best way to experience yodeling is in person, at events like this weekend's New Glarus Music Fest. The traditional Swiss singing tradition lives on in southern Wisconsin, particularly in Green County's yodel clubs and other choral ensembles. >More
 What goes on in there? A peek inside places in Madison you've always wondered about

We were sitting around the Isthmus office talking about mysterious places around Madison. They're the ones we pass frequently, wonder about, but never go into. It occurred to us that others might ask themselves the same question we do: What goes on in there? With reporter's notebook in hand, we set out in search of answers. >More
 #MeetMadison Live!

Who are the people of this city? #MeetMadison introduces you to some of them, via short stories, audio interviews, video clips, and now, social media. >More
 #MeetMadison: Who are the people of this city?

Madison is a city but can often feel like a small town. Even the most gregarious among us tend to hang out with those we already know. It's comfortable and easy. But we can miss a lot. #MeetMadison, a partnership between Isthmus and four UW journalism classes, attempts to paint a more complete portrait of the people who live and work here. >More
 Dave Cieslewicz discusses Madison lakes, Isthmus Green Day on WKOW (video)

Dave Cieslewicz's cover story this week ("Can we save our lakes?") comes at an interesting time. It serves as a prelude to our annual Isthmus Green Day eco fair, but also arrives when spring rains are washing winter's leftovers into our lakes. >More
 Laugh. Cry. Cheer. The 2013 Wisconsin Film Festival aims for a big reaction

Films could be called movies because they can stir feelings deep within, those that weren't apparent before you set foot in the theater. Expect some intense emotional reactions at this year's Wisconsin Film Festival whether you're watching a harrowing documentary or an absurdist comedy. >More
 Follow a live feed of 2013 spring election night updates in Madison and Dane County

Wisconsin voters hit the polls Tuesday for the 2013 spring election, selecting their preferred candidates in two statewide races, one for Supreme Court and the other for state superintendent. In Dane County, there were another 79 local races at stake, including three seats on the Madison school board and 12 contested seats on the city council. Follow @IsthmusTDP tweets and retweets here. >More
 What's on the spring 2013 ballot in Dane County?

Although nearly 80% of Dane County voters cast a ballot in the November presidential election, local officials are predicting typical low turnout for the upcoming spring election on Tuesday, April 2. Madison City Clerk Maribeth Witzel-Behl says she has ordered enough ballots for a 30% turnout, and Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell predicts fewer than 25% of eligible voters will turn out countywide. >More
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