What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:
- Meet Cameron Currie, a UW scientist who studies ants to learn to make better biofuels.
- Madison.gov: A look into a flare-up over a housing report that praises Madison and faults Dane County.
- Lynn Welch asks why the Madison school district always seem to predict budget crises that never happen.
- Bill Lueders wonders about Thoreau's perspective on the new wave of technology.
- Rich Albertoni, Jessica Steinhoff, and Emily Mills meditate on their musical guilty pleasures.
- Jennifer A. Smith evaluates "A Rush of Blood to the Head," the goats-with-human-penises sculpture at the Chazen.
- David Medaris talks to Wisconsin Public Radio's Anne Strainchamps about her new series, Wisconsin Life.
- Rich Albertoni has the lowdown on Busking for Books, a blocks-long concert on State Street that gathers 25 musicians to benefit the Literacy Council.
- Jessica Steinhoff interviews the sole human member of Captured! By Robots, performing at the Annex.
- Dean Robbins finds SyFy's Riverworld almost -- almost -- so bad it's good.
- Marc Savlov regrets that Kick-Ass isn't as fun as it should be, and Marjorie Baumgarten says that The Joneses works as satire, up to a point.
- Robin Shepard reports on several Wisconsin breweries that are keen to go green.
- Erin Hanusa reviews Mexican Everyday, the fifth cookbook from the kichen of Rick Bayless.
- Close to Home: Andy reminisces about Derby Days back in his old Kentucky home.
- Tell All offers advice for your online dating brand.