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Dylan Brogan

While on a F-35 fact-finding mission in Vermont, Madison elected officials and activists took a break to throw some axes. Read more

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AMY STOCKLEIN

Cat Capellaro sat in on Hanna Bruer’s live painting events at HotelRed on Gallery Night. Read more

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Christopher Klinge

Sip and Stargaze gave revelers a chance to see the heavens from Parthenon’s roof. Read more

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AMY STOCKLEIN

UW-Madison’s Hamel Music Center will celebrate its grand opening this weekend. But first, some fine tuning happened. Even this was better with an audience. Read more

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Joe Tarr

An estimated 1 billion birds die every year after flying into glass on buildings. The deaths are preventable. And the Madison Audubon Society, UW-Madison and an army of volunteers are trying to make buildings safer for feathered friends. Read more

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AMY STOCKLEIN

The street artist, Triangulador, has found his canvas with old mattresses and couches that people toss to the curb. Although most of his work is displayed for just a few days or minutes, his colorful creations have attracted fans. Read more

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AMY STOCKLEIN

Joe Willie Smith believes everyone can be an artist and finds everyday objects musical. With a little help from his new friends, he created an instrument from objects found at Promega’s campus. Read more

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Amy Stocklein

To help reduce plastic pollution, Troy Kids’ Garden created a machine that can recycle plastic. Read more

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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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