What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:
- Isthmus Book of Love: You always say the nicest things!
- André Darlington takes a look at the cocktail alchemists that are at the forefront of Madison's craft cocktail scene.
- Judith Davidoff reports on the detractors of state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout's gubernatorial candidacy.
- Jay Rath interviews former MPD chief David Couper about his new book on policing.
- Ruth Conniff finds Democratic state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout an intriguing choice to oppose Scott Walker in the recall election.
- Linda Falkenstein talks to acclaimed author Nathan Englander, who's splitting time between Brooklyn and Madison.
- Steve Moore reports on a Milwaukee artist who's received posthumous acclaim, thanks partly to his daughter in Madison.
- Jessica Steinhoff talks to organizers at two new music venues, Dragonfly Lounge and Redamte Coffeehouse.
- Scott Gordon interviews Charles Bradley, the soul singer who, at 63, is finding new audiences.
- Dean Robbins says Smithsonian Channel's MLK: The Assassination Tapes takes you back to that dreadful time in 1968.
- Kimberley Jones says Shame is a harrowing look at sex addiction, andKenneth Burns looks at Academy Award-nominated shorts.
- Kyle Nabilcy finds the bluebird of chicken sandwiches at Crema Cafe.
- Linda Falkenstein shares a few food finds for Valentine's season.
- Marcelle Richards channels her inner Paula Deen with this winter comfort chicken pie.
- Tell All takes a man to task for taking Valentine's Day too seriously.
- Jason Joyce reminisces about the days of basketball barns.