What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:
- Get ready for the 2012 Wisconsin Book Festival with a guide detailing the speakers and schedule, running November 7-11.
- Bill Lueders finds and interviews a Republican man and Democratic woman who, believe it or not, are happily married.
- Joe Tarr reports on efforts by city alders to restore funding for the Overture Center.
- Joe Tarr finds that Madison's chronic drunk ordinance produced mixed result in its first year.
- Ruth Conniff finds vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan masking his more extremist views.
- Alan Talaga takes an insider's look at Madison's standup comedy scene.
- Katjusa Cisar learns about Big Gigantic's love affair with improvisation before their gig at Freakfest.
- Scott Gordon dissects Heartless Bastards' new album, Arrow, before their show at the High Noon.
- Cameron Connors travels back to the 1950s during Mercury Players Theatre's The Opiate of the Missus.
- Dean Robbins gets woozy -- in a good way -- while watching Hunted on Cinemax.
- Kenneth Burns relates to Josh Radnor's nostalgia for college in Liberal Arts.
- Raphael Kadushin likes the drive to Spring Green, and Freddy Valentine's at the end of it.
- André Darlington on why Nebbiolo is no nebbish.
- Close to Home: Andy Moore faces a trick-or-treat with no kids.
- Jason Joyce discusses effective coaching in youth sports.