What can you find in this week's Isthmus ? Highlights from the latest issue follow:
- Peace Corps volunteer Terry McCoy writes from Cambodia on the ties between refugees now in Madison and the relatives they left behind.
- Watchdog reports on a little old lady who lost her house insurance because she had the unmitigated gall to need it.
- Joe Tarr looks at the latest plan to do something about the stench and pollution in Madison's lakes.
- Christian Schneider wonders about how electing new and presumably younger faces may change the Wisconsin Legislature.
- Jennifer Smith profiles Sarah Day, the veteran American Players Theatre actress who works magic onstage.
- Andy Moore previews the Brink Lounge performance by the Jazz Tellers, the Berklee College-based combo whose young sax man is a Middleton High grad.
- Jay Rath reports that Children's Theatre of Madison has purchased Madison Rep's costumes, props and sets and is renting them to local troupes.
- Jessica Steinhoff talks to Joseph O'Connell, the Indiana folkie who performs as Elephant Micah and is opening for The Handsome Family.
- Dean Robbins says HBO's True Blood is the vampire series you'll want to watch this summer.
- Kenneth Burns finds the French spy spoof OSS 117: Lost in Rio funny but problematic, while not even Michael Caine can save the excessive vigilante drama Harry Brown.
- Kyle Nabilcy finds that Taste of Tibet is the kind of homey ethnic bistro State Street could use more of.
- Marcelle Richards takes a bit of a shortcut on the way to fulfilling her chocolate-bacon croissant fantasy, but that's okay.
- Tell All provides relief for a bad case of hemorrhoids.