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Beware of cyberbullies

Even looking back on it now, Deb Archer did everything right. Like most parents today, the Dane County working mother carefully tiptoed the line between Internet safety and privacy. Archer put the family computer in her home office, where she could keep a casual but deliberate eye on her 16-year-old daughter's Internet activities. And while her daughter's Facebook account was set to private, Archer had the password. She didn't check, though, in an act of trust. >More
 Race and R Place

Tonight is the first time I've been to R Place, 1821 S. Park St., and right now, I'm conscious of being one of two white people in a crowded room. When Richard, the person I came here with tonight, finally joins the jam, I get self-conscious about being a stranger in R Place. This is the south side of Madison. It's after dark, and inside this space, I fret that I won't shake hands the right way. >More
 Madison's neighborhood secrets: West

Chris Farley's mausoleum, an all-ages open mic, mini-Trevi, live mariachi music and a bird-watching paradise. >More
 Madison's neighborhood secrets: East

Georgia O'Keeffe's childhood home, a couple diners, St. Vinnie's exceptional book selection and a Lake Monona footpath. >More
 Madison's neighborhood secrets: Downtown/Campus

Fighting Bob's house, improv comedy, a house made out of a castle, architectural imperfections and a hidden mural. >More
 Madison's neighborhood secrets: South

Church supplies, under-the-radar ethnic food, some marshy regions and an optical illusion populate Madison's south side. >More
 Madison's neighborhood secrets: North

An honest-to-goodness charcuterie, plenty of great views, Governor's Island and a rockin' clock shop. >More
 Madison's neighborhood secrets

The Capitol, the Arboretum, the lakes, the Badgers -- these and other major attractions help make Madison one of the country's best places to live. But our smaller attractions help, too. Here, Isthmus writers fan out into their neighborhoods to find some of the lesser-known treasures -- the restaurants, parks, shops, public art, historical sites, vistas and oddities you might not know about unless you live nearby. >More
 Janesville on the brink

Bill Truman's connections to Janesville run deep. He was born and raised here, bought a home and started his own family. It's where four of his five children, and his grandchildren, still live. It's where he found a family-supporting job. Lately, all of that has been falling apart. His future is cast into doubt, like that of the city itself. But Truman, a member of the City Council (he just finished a term as president), focuses on what Janesville's sudden, precipitous drop in economic well-being has meant for others. >More
 Ann Althouse: The ego has landed

Maybe I shouldn't blame Ann Althouse for turning down my request for an interview. In the world she lives in, an email from an inquiring reader might just as well be a ploy to propose marriage as an attempt to gather information for an article. Of course, if I had any designs to woo Madison's number-one blogger, I would have known better than to send a mere email. It took her husband four years of comments on her blog before she gave him a chance. >More
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