What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:
- Mary Ellen Bell reports on what it takes to take on a Dane County Board incumbent.
- Madison.gov: A look at Madison's objections to Monona Drive plan and its push to woo Google Fiber.
- Bill Lueders sizes up the race for 4th District Court of Appeals.
- Historian David Mollenhoff criticizes the rule-bending being done to benefit he Edgewater project.
- Dean Robbins interviews comedy legend Lily Tomlin, who's performing at Overture Hall.
- David Medaris talks to with archeologist Robert Birmingham about his new book, Spirits of Earth: The Effigy Mound Landscape of Madison and the Four Lakes.
- Jay Rath checks in with Allen Ebert, the Wisconsin Film Festival's other paid employee.
- Rich Albertoni profiles Madison guitarist Richard Hildner, who plays authentic Peruvian huayno music.
- Jessica Steinhoff previews a performance by Minneapolis rapper/professor Dessa.
- Dean Robbins says CW's reality show High Society is repulsive.
- Marjorie Baumgarten pointedly avoids tabloid talk in her review of Roman Polanski's The Ghost Writer, which she likes.
- Kyle Nabilcy finds good dark beers and light fare at Sprecher's Restaurant & Pub on the far west side.
- Erin Hanusa cues a cookbook review of Michael Symon's Live to Cook.
- Close to Home: Andy pulls out his wallet -- no, it's not to buy you a beer.
- Tell All is skeptical of a man taking his wife to a coworkers' naked hot tub party.