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Find the Wisconsin curiosities in this photo of PHOX

Can you find all of the Wisconsin curiosities in the basement of PHOX, the Madison-area band covered in this week's Isthmus? Hint: There are at least a dozen. >More
 The Week: Madison calendar for May 30 - June 5, 2014

Here is this week's critics' choice calendar. >More
 Win tickets to Phosphene, Victor Wooten, Burgers & Brew, more!

Isthmus is giving away another round of free tickets to amazing concerts, shows and more fun events! >More
 Win tickets to Suzanne Vega, Bootleggers' Ball, The Daily Grind, more!

Isthmus is giving away another round of free tickets to amazing concerts, shows and more fun events! >More
 Tips for Isthmus a la Carts 2014

You have a ticket for Isthmus a la Carts. Now what? First, you are lucky! It is sold out. Now, here are some tips for enjoying the event. >More
 Online dating, youth jobs, Kelly Hogan, solar CSAs in the May 9 issue of Isthmus

What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow. >More
 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
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