What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:
- Jenny Peek provides an in-depth report on cat research at UW-Madison and its critics.
- Seth Jovaag reports on the Lothlorien co-op, four months after a fire made the building uninhabitable.
- Judith Davidoff reports on how the Dane County DA's office handles deportation-related cases.
- Dave Cieslewicz reflects on decisions by key individuals that will affect Madison in 2014.
- Sandy Tabachnick describes the unique leadership style of Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra conductor Andrew Sewell, which kicks off 2014 with a concert featuring guitarist Ana Vidovic.
- Laura Jones interviews Nick Schweitzer about his new play, Love and Trauma, which Wilder Theater brings to the Bartell.
- Jessica Steinhoff discusses how the Chazen Museum's Capturing Nature draws important distinctions between admiring wildlife and attempting to control it.
- Joe Engle previews every performance at the 2014 edition of FRZN Fest, a polar vortex of rock at the High Noon Saloon.
- Ben Munson compares French garage-punk act Jack of Heart, which is playing the Frequency, to Jay Reatard and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
- Dean Robbins goes wild for Matthew McConaughey in HBO's existential drama True Detective.
- Kenneth Burns calls Inside Llewyn Davis, a film about a struggling musician in 1960s New York, "a devastating portrait of someone who could be from any time and place."
- Scott Renshaw says Her's complex romance between a man and a computer shows how hard it can be to manage relationships between two humans.
- Kyle Nabilcy finds room for improvement at friendly That BBQ Joint.
- Linda Falkenstein reports on the impasse between the Village of Black Earth and Black Earth Meats over the location of the business' slaughter operation.
- André Darlington recommends creamy cheeses to accompany wines with 'tude.
- Tell All readers lash out at crazy Madison drivers.
- Dan Seiter reflects on the Packers' season of injuries.