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Victoria Davis

Created in 1974, “Dungeons & Dragons” was once considered a game just for geeks and nerds. But the game has endured, and everyone is welcome in the dungeon of “Mad Magic.” Read more

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Catherine Capellaro

John Barker, longtime Isthmus classical music critic, has retired from his duties. The Middleton Community Orchestra lauds him by dedicating the fall season to him and presenting a concert in his home, at Capitol Lakes. Read more

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Dylan Brogan

Prairie du Sac again hosted the Wisconsin State Cow Chip Throw — an annual tradition that staff writer Dylan Brogan steps in for this week’s Snapshot. Read more

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Dylan Brogan

The “Nails’ Tales” obelisk has been banished (for now) to an undisclosed location on the UW-Madison property. Staff writer Dylan Brogan reports on the controversial public art installation’s final moments outside of Camp Randall Stadium. Read more

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Joe Tarr

There are only about 1,700 chess grandmasters in the world, including Madison’s Awonder Liang. Isthmus faces him in a match to see how good he really is. Read more

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AMY STOCKLEIN

CampBUILD shows girls they can build things as well as boys can. Read more

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AMY STOCKLEIN

At the Crucible’s “Hush” dance night, the sounds, lights and other stimuli are kept at a low level, so people who are sensitive to bright lights and thumping bass can join the party. Read more

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Dylan Brogan

Deep within the Tenney-Lapham neighborhood, there is a house. The House of Sin. Read more

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Kenny Rosales

All are welcome at Queer Yoga, where “When you say ‘shake it out,’ people actually do it.” Read more

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Victoria Davis

The Leathernecks motorcycle club was founded by Marine veterans as a way to reconnect back in civilian life. Although they look tough dressed in leather on their Harleys, they’re “straight-laced” with “families and honest jobs.” Read more

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Linda Falkenstein

In life drawing, it is folly to try to make your sketches “too human, too soon.” This and other artistic advice is available free at the Chazen Museum of Art. Read more

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World Naked Bike Ride

Beth Skogen

About 150 people participated in Madison’s World Naked Bike Ride this year. Writer Holly Henschen applies thick layers of sunscreen and joins the “sublime community experience.” Read more

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AMY STOCKLEIN

At David Pouncey’s annual backyard party, eating the Spam is “highly discouraged.” But his guests carve blocks of pink-hued mystery meat into hilarious, irreverent sculptures. Read more

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AMY STOCKLEIN

An AmeriCorps NCCC team is stationed in the Madison area for eight weeks, removing invasive species, restoring trails, and planting pollinator gardens. Read more

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Victoria Davis

In May, 200 climbers showed up for the first Downtown Showdown climbing competition. This wasn’t the typical competition with frowns and icy cold stares from competitors, but a nurturing community. Read more

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Allison Geyer

Ziggy the cat might have been the Willy Street neighborhood’s most popular resident. If you’ve missed him lately, don’t worry. Ziggy has retired to a country estate and is doing just fine, though he misses his old neighborhood buds. Read more

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Sharon Vanorny

North of Madison, there’s a secret indoor skate park called The Shred Shed. It’s just for friends, but if you want to be friends with the organizers, they’ll be friends with you. Read more

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Victoria Davis

Madison’s small but tight-knit Sri Lankan community was horrified on Easter to learn that terrorists had killed hundreds of people in their homeland. On May 1, they held a dinner to collect money and love to send back home. Read more

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Howard Hardee

On April 20, about 50 people loaded up on beer and hit the streets to clean them up for Madison’s first Drunk in Public Picking Up Litter. Read more

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Mark Norman

At Burbie’s Gospel Brunches, an all-star band serves up traditional gospel tunes to warm the soul. It’s not church, but gospel. Read more

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