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Emma Lierley

The program is part of a larger effort to promote literacy among inmates and help them pass high school equivalency tests. It's a joint effort of the UW's Humanities Exposed, which encourages graduate students to create community-outreach programs, and Community Connections, an organization that provides Oakhill with volunteers. more

May 24, 2007 4:09 PM Books

The Madison area is a place with lots of bikes, as well as lots of innovative programs for people who ride them. more

May 3, 2007 3:32 PM Sports

Up a small flight of stairs, the smell of bicycle grease and sweat hangs in the air. Hand-painted wooden signs point into a labyrinthine office space, with rooms full of bicycle parts. It looks like a tornado came through. Or a pack of young people, more

May 3, 2007 3:15 PM Sports

Greg and 18 other men spent the month of April growing out their mustaches and earning pledges along the way, beginning with a clean-shaven day at the beginning of the month. more

May 2, 2007 4:36 PM Scenes

Roller derby at Fast Forward skate center has become known for attracting a crowd, and last Saturday's 2007 finals for the Mad Rollin' Dolls was no exception -- the line snaked across the parking lot. more

May 1, 2007 4:05 PM Sports

The Memorial Union Terrace came alive last night for one of the first times this season, loosely filled with people trying to pretend the night was warmer than it really was. more

Apr 20, 2007 5:18 PM MUSIC

"Now they're still learning," a northern Indian man told to the camera in the opening scene of the documentary Gypsy Caravan. more

Apr 15, 2007 2:50 PM Movies

Originally excited by the extreme weather and the vacation that the storm brings from normal life, the camera tells a different story as the water slowly and consistently rises and supplies become precious commodities. more

Apr 14, 2007 7:13 PM Movies

The crowd at the screening of the award-winning documentary The Hip Hop Project at the Cinematheque Friday night was not unusual for the weekend, a packed house and a line out the door. The mostly older and white audience was certainly unusual, though, for anything in Madison related to hip hop. more

Apr 14, 2007 4:17 PM Movies

Billed as South Park-esque social commentary, the film was overall highly repetitive and sensational, as it followed the seedy lives of Budapest's 8th District pimps and whores and their children, who were trying to play the same games as the adults. more

Apr 13, 2007 5:36 PM Movies

"Alright, who is a teacher?" director Mike Akel asked before the screening of Chalk, an eagerly anticipated opening film on Thursday night. "Raise 'em high..." more

Apr 13, 2007 2:33 PM Movies

You could hear the brass band all the way from the base of State Street. The music only got louder as one approached the UW-Madison's education building last Wednesday night, where Vermont's Bread and Puppet Theater company was performing the first of two Madison shows. more

Apr 2, 2007 6:41 PM Stage

Hip-hoppers are often misunderstood by the mainstream. So how do you gain acceptance for fringe art? You institutionalize it, which is exactly what some UW-Madison administrators are doing. more

Mar 29, 2007 4:26 PM Stage

As can be expected during any club night, long lines formed outside the bathrooms of the King Club last Wednesday, as the fourth installment of Indie Queer Night took over the venue. More than one griping bathroom-waiter questioned, "Which one should I use?!" and received the response, "Does it really matter?" more

Mar 27, 2007 8:00 PM MUSIC

'It's the only truly preventative program that I know of that is the alternative to the courts,' she says. 'This is what everyone has hoped for. At the first sign of trouble, the kids are getting referred to helpers who will hopefully keep them away from going down that wrong path.' more

Mar 22, 2007 2:39 PM News

Mixed in with the clouds of smoke and the smell of sweaty socks and fried cheese curds, were the sweet sounds of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and other Big Band greats. The black light was on, but there certainly was no Journey playing. more

Mar 19, 2007 4:50 PM Scenes

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Emma Lierley

The Glass Nickel on Atwood is warm and cozy, a perfect place to sit back for a pint and a pizza pie. It seemed like a typical Saturday night when I walked in -- that is, until I saw the man wearing nothing other than a neon green leotard and a wolf mask. more

Mar 12, 2007 8:09 PM MUSIC

When Pigeon John declared to the crowd at the High Noon Saloon on Friday that we were going back to the old school -- back to six years old -- I was ready and willing. more

Mar 10, 2007 8:23 PM MUSIC

Marc Bamuthi Joseph, MC of the Line Breaks series conducted every Monday night at the Wisconsin Historical Society, ended his introduction of the spoken-word poet and activist Alix Olson with this critical character analysis: "I met her in Hawaii, and my kid loves her." more

Mar 6, 2007 4:42 PM Stage

An hour after the blizzard warning took affect Saturday night, when even the Madison bus system threw up its hands, a crowd of people were braving their way into the Wisconsin Union Theater, stamping the snow off by the door. more

Feb 25, 2007 5:56 PM Stage