What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:
- Dave Cieslewicz reports on a new, promising effort to clean up Madison's lakes.
- Judith Davidoff reports on efforts by hunting critics to change the focus of state wildlife management policy.
- Stuart Levitan tells the story of the Rotary Club of Madison at 100 years.
- Nora G. Hertel reports on the diminished role of Dane County Democrats in the state Legislature.
- Dave Cieslewicz gives a tip of the hat to defeated Madison alderman Tim Bruer.
- Aaron R. Conklin profiles local actor and theater professor Patrick Sims, director of University Theatre's production of Cloud 9, who's using drama to fuel conversations about race and culture.
- John W. Barker critiques the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra's season finale featuring soprano Susanna Phillips.
- Joshua M. Miller compares folk rocker Langhorne Slim to fellow rambler Woody Guthrie.
- Brian Palmer discusses Josh Ritter's cathartic new album, The Beast in Its Tracks.
- Scott Gordon presents a primer on the works of noise-rock band Pissed Jeans.
- Dean Robbins praises Discovery's All the President's Men Revisited, a reevaluation of the Watergate scandal.
- Kenneth Burns says the film Upstream Color is a poetic as it is mysterious, and Leah Churner proclaims Derek Cianfrance, director of The Place Beyond the Pines, an emerging auteur with "a flair for the sublimely saccharine."
- Linda Falkenstein visits a few new food carts during opening week of the new vending season.
- André Darlington's spring optimism extends to a new roster of rosés.
- Close to Home: Andy Moore reflects on his father's difficulties as a prelude to Mental Health Awareness Month in May.
- Tell All hears from a woman who disapproves of unplanned drunken sex.
- Jason Joyce talks to a Madisonian who ran the Boston Marathon, finishing in advance of the blast.