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Isthmus on the isthmus: Monday night in downtown Madison (video)

In search of something to do in downtown Madison on a Monday night, the camera encounters students, musicians, comedians and crime! >More
 Isthmus on the isthmus: 2010 Willy Street Fair (video)

Who will Ben and Steve run into at the Willy Street Fair? Artists? Musicians? Celebrities? Steve's brother-in-law? >More
 Charmingly nerdy Wisconsin couple provides dating tips for geeks

Finding that special person can be an intensely personal and sometimes scary process. For many people, meeting someone who shares their interests and appreciates their quirks is difficult, and when some of you're into cosplay or Magic: The Gathering, the pool of eligible bachelors and bachelorettes gets small fairly quickly. >More
 Beer and gloating in Las Vegas: A Badger fan's dream journey

My flight arrived in Vegas shortly before midnight and by 12:30 a.m., when I hit the strip, Badger red had already engulfed the casinos. College students were taking advantage of the open intoxicant law, roaming around Las Vegas Blvd. with all sorts of booze. >More
 Attention Madison geeks: Geek.kon 2010 is here!

Attention geeks! Geek.Kon, Madison's own anime, gaming, and science fiction convention, comes to the Marriott West hotel in Middleton Friday, September 3. Geeks of all stripes will find something to do at this three-day event. >More
 Isthmus on the isthmus: Bar beach volleyball at Middleton's Club Tavern

As the summer bar beach volleyball season draws its final breaths, an enthusiast explains the sport's allure and traditions at Middleton's Club Tavern. >More
 Nathan Comp shares more stories from the wacky world of a summer carnival

I like that there are carny children. Traveling with us is Peaches, a bright 15-year-old who runs the balloon game with her grandmother, Claire. On weekends, Jasmine, 8, comes with her mother, Danielle. Sometimes, there's a little boy named Nathan, whose father occasionally works another game. Jeff, who is in school to become a cop, brings his 17-year-old son, Jeff, with him on weekends he works. When asked whether it's a good idea to bring children around the carnies, Jeff replies, "It's like an intervention before it gets to that point." >More
 Isthmus on the isthmus: Early tee time at Odana Hills golf course (video)

Early birds gathering on the putting green at Odana Hills discuss the controversial ending of last weekend's PGA Championship at Whistling Straits. >More
 Five tips for a merry Hippie Christmas

Hippie Christmas, the unofficial holiday on which seemingly everyone living in downtown Madison switches apartments, leaving heaps of stuff out on curbs for either the garbage truck or determined gleaners, is fast approaching. The official date is August 15, but piles have been forming all week. Here are some tips and tricks for rookies. >More
 Isthmus on the isthmus: The new Madison Children's Museum (video)

A pair of junior correspondents test out the Madison Children's Museum's brand new space on the North Hamilton corner of the Capitol Square. >More
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