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Pregnant pause

James, an English mystery writer, attempted to solve one of the greatest mysteries of them all: Why do we behave the way we do? Is it because we want to make a better world for our children? And if there were no children, would we behave even worse than we do now? Her answer was a resounding yes. >More
 Collecting MadVideos -- Get ready for the 2007 Cronometro Bike Swap

This weekend marks the sixteenth annual Cronometro Bike Swap, the midwinter bicycling extravaganza that features the buying, selling, and swapping of new and used bikes, components, tools, accessories and clothing. >More
 Collecting MadVideos -- Getting ready for the MLS draft

Last weekend, UW senior defender Aaron Hohlbein participated in the Major League Soccer Player Combine in Fort Lauderdale in his next steps towards a pro career. A native of Middleton, Hohlbein completed his final season with the Badgers last year, and was named a third team All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America at the end of the season. Before this honor was announced, Hohlbein was interviewed about his thoughts on the sport of fÃtbol and prospects in the combine. >More
 Collecting MadVideos -- The Wandering Sons return to Madison

On the eve of New Year's Eve, the Appleton-based country-soul band The Wandering Sons played a show at Café Montmartre. Touring throughout the upper Midwest regularly through this winter, the group is getting ready to release their forthcoming album, to be titled Little Bird. A live concert clip follows below. >More
 Collecting MadVideos -- A vegetable oil road trip

A pair identifying themselves solely as Sacha and Mary are planning to drive a converted 1982 Mercedes Benz 300DT more than 6000 miles to educate and evangelize folks more than 20 cities about the fuel alternatives. Calling it the "Vegetable Oil Road Trip," they're hitting the road on March 29. >More
 Collecting MadVideos -- Paddling the Badfish Creek

While the unseasonably warm weather is preventing the enjoyment of various winter sports around these parts, it is lengthening the season for fun on the water. From the Wisconsin River to the lakes around Madison, waterways in southern Wisconsin generally remain open. It's a good excuse to learn about a lesser-known canoe destination in the region. >More
 Tarazod Films' La Fe'e Rouge hits Independent Lens

Though La Fe'e Rouge might sound like the title to an old French cinema classic, it's actually a new short film created in Mount Horeb. Produced and directed by Tashai Lovington and Robert Lughai of Tarazod Films, it is a fantastical first person look at Barbie dolls as they are transformed in an artistic rite-of-passage. >More
 Collecting MadVideos -- Scenes from the Capital One Bowl

At least a few fans catching the Badger football victory over Arkansas on Monday captured footage from perches in the Florida Citrus Bowl, generously publishing their video online for others. Multiple video clips from the game follow below. >More
 Shoot 'em up

Junkies, like barn swallows, are unexciting and scrawny and don't live long. Both tend to gravitate to dim safe havens, neither is very swift, and rarely does either group have a decent film made about them. >More
 Our Daily Bread

This fascinating film tells nothing, but shows everything. There is no narration, no dialogue, no talking-head interviews, just image after image culled from the world of high-tech agriculture and animal husbandry. >More
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