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'Machetes' worth seeking out at Downtown restaurant

This inviting restaurant off the Square is introducing Madisonians to the pleasures of the machete. Read more

Best bets in Madison arts and entertainment

Dino-Vino tapas bar going into old Opus space


The owners of the 12-year-old gay sports bar Woof's on King Street are planning to open an Italian tapas-style bar next door in what had been Opus Lounge. Read more


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Kodak Black arrested on drug, gun charge at Canadian border

LEWISTON, N.Y. (AP) — Kodak Black was arrested on drug and weapons charges as the rapper tried to cross from Canada into the United States near Niagara Falls, law enforcement officials said Thursday. Read more

'Real Housewives' husband Giudice loses immigration appeal

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — "Real Housewives of New Jersey" husband Joe Giudice (JOO'-dys) has lost his appeal to avoid deportation to Italy. Read more

Judge scales back Weinstein suit, allows sex-traffic claim

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawsuit seeking to represent any woman with a claim against Harvey Weinstein can proceed on sex-trafficking grounds, a judge ruled Thursday, as he dramatically shrank the scope of an action trying to treat the disgraced movie producer and various companies like a mob organization. Read more

Wine Finds: Springtime red wine for Easter

If you’re hunting for a special, springtime red to serve with an Easter dinner, a great choice is Les Blondins from Côte Roannaise, an appellation in France’s Loire region. In addition to being delicious, this wine is a celebration of long family friendships. It’s the result of a collaboration between the celebrated chef Michel Troisgros and Stéphane Sérol, owner of the highly regarded Domaine Robert Sérol. Les Blondins comes from grapes planted by their fathers many years ago. Read more

The Latest: Police eye electrical short in Notre Dame probe

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and its aftermath (all times local): Read more

Love Breaks Through the Clouds With Hallmark Hall of Fame's 'Love Takes Flight'

An EMS pilot learns something from Lizzie (Nikki DeLoach) about the patience it takes to nurture relationships. Read more

Police official: Short-circuit likely caused Notre Dame fire

PARIS (AP) — Paris police investigators think an electrical short-circuit most likely caused the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, a police official said Thursday, as France paid a daylong tribute to the firefighters who saved the world-renowned landmark. Read more

Report release an event unsuited to instant media world

NEW YORK (AP) — The release of a dense, 400-page report on the results of a two-year investigation is an event uniquely unsuited to today's minute-by-minute news cycles. Read more

'Courage' special brings author Brené Brown to Netflix

NASHVIILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Brené Brown's books on shame, vulnerability and courage have given her A-list fans like Oprah and Melinda Gates and made her a go-to leadership consultant for both Pixar and the Seattle Seahawks. Read more

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. Week of April 17, 2019: Read more