What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:
- Pick up the Annual Manual, complete with Madison's Favorites 2011, the Isthmus Resource Directory and restaurant guide, and more!
- Emily Mills explores Sector67, an east-side space for inventors and mad scientists.
- Madison.gov: The city is mulling creation of a TIF district that would include a proposed UW Health Digestive Clinic.
- Joe Tarr reports on Sen. Ron Johnson's quiet start in D.C.
- Ruth Conniff says Madison schools will be spared pain this year because teachers took big cuts.
- Jennifer Smith previews the arts and entertainment events coming up this season at Overture Center and Wisconsin Union Theater.
- Amanda Rigell reports from a unique happening at James Madison Park: A silent film with live accompaniment.
- Jessica Steinhoff checks in with MC Chris and MC Lars, practitioners of (what they wish people wouldn't call) nerdcore.
- Rich Albertoni previews a performance by Peter Bjorn and John, the Swedish trio whose 2006 single "Young Folks" is still irresistible.
- Dean Robbins praises a new category in the MTV Video Music Awards.
- Kenneth Burns says Scarface isn't his favorite Brian De Palma film, but there is a lot to like.
- Linda Falkenstein lunches at Bluephies Downtown Deli: It's efficient, it's attractive, and doggone it, people like it.
- Goat, it's not just for chevre anymore: Matt Mullins finds out more.
- Josh Perkins bids on local produce in Dalton.
- Matt Hrodey looks at an academic investigation into hipsterdom.
- Tell All: How to take a bike-path flirtation to the next level?