What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:
- Vic Feuerherd presents a behind-the-scenes look at UW Badger coach Bret Bielema.
- Madison.gov: James Madison Park neighbors to Parks Division: That boat won't float.
- Jack Craver mines the subtle but important distinctions between GOP guv candidates Mark Walker and Scott Walker.
- Bill Lueders opines on why candidates for high office are taking the low road.
- Jennifer Smith gives her top picks for the upcoming seasons at Overture Center and Wisconsin Union Theater.
- Paul Buhle reviews The Oddly Compelling Art of Denis Kitchen, a collection by the legendary Madison alt-comics figure.
- Jessica Steinhoff checks in with Madison rockers The Selfish Gene about their provocative new EP.
- Rich Albertoni interviews incomparable rockabilly pioneer Wanda Jackson.
- Dean Robbins says that television beats the movies, these days, in his preview of this year's Emmy awards.
- Marc Savlov finds Get Low, the Depression-era movie about a man who plans his own funeral, pretty much perfect, while Restrepo is a harrowing Afghanistan War documentary.
- Raphael Kadushin finds a lot to like at the new Tex's Cadillac Ranch.
- Linda Falkenstein reports that there's a new cafe on Atwood Avenue, where you can scribble on the walls and get a fabulous cuppa.
- There's an eggplant in my fridge. Now what do I do? Terese Allen dispenses advice.
- Michana Buchman finds that The Purple Goose in Verona sells great clothes for women.