What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:
- Jason Joyce takes a look at the promise of this year's Badgers football team, built on the concept of the "Wisconsin kid."
- Judith Davidoff looks at whether the U.S. Senate GOP primary will swing the party further to the right.
- Jay Rath reports that TAs are reporting back to UW-Madison even poorer.
- Marc Eisen urges local leaders to pay heed to problems at the Alliant Energy Center.
- Jessica Steinhoff has her picks for the mustn't-miss concerts of the fall.
- Jay Rath reports on a coming UW dorm devoted to the arts.
- Rich Albertoni talks to Venus in Furs, the trio of surf-rocking Madison women who are releasing a debut album.
- Jessica Steinhoff profiles the Terminal Orchestra, an Upper Peninsula-based group that makes movie music sans movies.
- Dean Robbins says Smithsonian Channel's 9/11: Day That Changed the World vividly evokes the tragedy.
- Kenneth Burns says Errol Morris' documentary Tabloid has flashy technique to spare but is disappointingly condescending, while The Guard is a very funny Irish action comedy.
- Kyle Nabilcy relishes the return of Dog Eat Dog, now at Pooley's.
- Kids & Parents: Yes, there is fun after summer vacation. Dean Robbins previews the prospects in the fall arts season.
- Tell All: A husband and wife explain how pornography ruined their marriage.
- Jason Joyce reflects on how soccer is fine, but there's also good in youth football.