• Tell All: Do I really have to ‘check my privilege?’

    People who disagree with me about one point or another tell me to “check your privilege.” That’s shorthand for: “Since you’re white and upper-middle-class, your opinions count for less.” more

  • Very special specials

    Friday night fish fry and Saturday night lamb roasts are drawing people to the Labor Temple Lounge on South Park Street, where Laila Borokhim has taken over the kitchen. more

  • Schimel to strike new coin

    “Kicking Ass Every Day” was the first one. Now it’s “Kicking Voters Off The Polls Every Day.” more

  • So you think you know the Arb

    Put your knowledge of Madison's beautiful outdoor laboratory to the test with our pop quiz. more

  • Nature projects

    Chuck Henrikson is an avid birder. He’s also a citizen scientist, recording all of the birds he sees and hears to an international database. It’s one of the many ways citizen science happens at the UW Arboretum. more

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