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Neighborhood festivals cap a constructive summer on Williamson and Monroe Streets

Falling leaves and a crisp, September wind means autumn is here, and with its arrival this weekend comes the annual Willy Street Fair and Monroe Street Festival, two of Madison's most celebrated block parties. >More
 What is a hipster?

"The funny thing about the word is I have no idea what it means," says Joey Tucci, shop manager at Context, the King Street menswear store that's been featured in GQ and The New York Times. The store is one of Madison's fashion shrines, and I've come to learn about hipsters. >More
 Chaos of Mifflin Street Block Party less troubling than predictable

A line of red plastic cups sit along a balcony rail at the corner of Basset and Mifflin. Someone must have intentionally placed them like this because there's just no reason five cups on a third-floor balcony should find themselves spaced so perfectly apart, their shiny white rims almost -- but not quite -- touching. >More
 This is what creativity looks like, part XV: This Is Our House by Tona Williams

Madison-based documentarian Tona Williams produced this documentary short capturing the demonstrations at the Capitol on Tuesday evening, when thousands locked out of the building rallied outside the Assembly window, calling for their right to enter that was confirmed Thursday evening by court order. >More
 DJ Nick Nice imports vuvuzelas for Wisconsin protesters (video)

We caught up with Nick Nice at Merchant this afternoon as he distributed vuvuzelas to his Twitter followers and Facebook friends. >More
 Scenes from a snow day: Madison's first blizzard of 2011 captured on video

Madison's TV stations have been wall-to-wall weather the past 48 hours or so, but the most captivating and often beautiful images are coming from video amateurs, shooting off their porches and sidewalks. Even some media companies that don't traditionally produce much video -- newspapers and radio stations -- got in on the action with some compelling clips. >More
 Hackett Hemwall Foundation loads out medical and school supplies for Honduras

Getting out of bed to go make coffee meant overcoming substantial inertia. In those first moments, the prospect of venturing out for a few hours to help load an enormous semi truck with medical and other supplies bound for Honduras held about as much appeal to my drowsy self as failing to act on core beliefs. And I like to wake up early. >More
 Isthmus on the isthmus: A look back at 2010 on video

Watch 12 months in 13 minutes, including clips from some of our favorite interviews, portraits, profiles and scenes from 2010. >More
 Middleton's Artistic Impressions Taxidermy captures the art of the hunt

Long after the blaze orange clothing has been shelved, taxidermists are hard at work immortalizing the thrill of the hunt. Whether it's the iconic bust of a proud whitetail deer or the menacing pose of a black bear, taxidermists throughout the area quietly blend artistic vision with Wisconsin's rich hunting tradition. >More
 Indian summer doesn't get much better than this in Wisconsin, experts say

As the our perfect autumn weather comes to an end -- meteorologists have projected rain this weekend, whatever that is -- many people have been left wondering: what has been different about this fall that has made it so pleasant out? And the answer may lie, not in the popular culprit of global warming, but in an age-old phenomenon called Indian summer. >More
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