What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:
- Isthmus gives its annual Cheap Shot awards for bad behavior.
- Judith Davidoff reports that Occupy Madison is on the verge of buying a building to house homeless individuals.
- Dave Cieslewicz sees hope for progressives in 2012's political developments.
- Isthmus critics Jennifer A. Smith, Katie Reiser, Amelia Cook, John W. Barker and Linda Falkenstein pick their favorite local performances, art exhibitions and books of 2012.
- Jen Herritz reminisces about her five favorite concerts of 2012.
- Scott Gordon checks in with free jazz trio Tres Hongos, set to perform at Audio for the Arts.
- Dean Robbins pronounces Joan Rivers' Fashion Police one of TV's most transgressive shows.
- Marjorie Baumgarten falls for the historically inaccurate anti-slavery epic Django Unchained, and Scott Renshaw recoils from the watered-down film adaptation of Les Misérables.
- Linda Falkenstein looks back at the year in Madison restaurants.
- Marcelle Richards talks with Ony and Sue Renger about Willow Creek pork.
- Linda Falkenstein sees where the Yumbutter gets made in an interview with the Om Boys, Matt D'Amour and Adrian Reif.
- Jason Joyce opines on the coming Rose Bowl matchup between Wisconsin and Stanford.