What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:
- Nathan Comp tells all about his life as a carnival worker.
- Bill Lueders reports on how the city of Madison secretly paid $27,000 to settle a claim to a man allegedly beaten by police.
- Joe Tarr looks into the Democratic primary for state treasurer; yes, Virginia, there is one.
- Ruth Conniff on why the percussions of the bombing of Sterling Hall, 40 years ago, are still felt today.
- Jessica Steinhoff reports on a new era for Madison's drag queen scene.
- Rich Albertoni meets Joel Pingitore, who is bringing heavy blues from Kenosha to Madison.
- Jessica Steinhoff previews the Lou Barlow show at the Frequency.
- Dean Robbins finds the dumb reality series produced by Kim Kardashian for E! to be as insubstantial as it gets.
- Marc Savlov finds The Switch to be a reliable Saturday night date movie, while Marjorie Baumgarten notes Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky is another biopic with great costumes.
- Kyle Nabilcy finds highway hideaway Faouzi's serves terrific Moroccan food.
- Health Beauty & Fitness: Linda Falkensten asks if natural insect repellents can combat this summer's fierce mosquitoes.
- Close to Home: It's lying out there like a killer in the sun -- the Kobelco 235SRlc excavator.
- Is the near west side narcissistic? Tell All moderates the debate.