What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:
- Sally Franson goes undercover with the Dane County GOP.
- Watchdog: Tracking the exodus of talent from Madison's broadcast media market.
- Joe Tarr looks into the difficulties of enforcing the laws regarding disabled parking.
- Ruth Conniff asks why the Dems aren't following through on their agenda for schools.
- John Barker looks at musicians and groups performing early music made before the mid-18th Century.
- Jessica Steinhoff checks in with Harmony Bar owner Keith Daniels about the blues-drenched tavern's 20th anniversary.
- Rich Albertoni talks to Newfoundland's Great Big Sea, who perform the English, Irish and Scottish folk music of their homeland.
- Dean Robbins says The Pacific, HBO's World War II follow-up to Band of Brothers is unintentionally hilarious.
- Kenneth Burns says uninitiated viewers may be perplexed by the Frederick Wiseman's ballet documentary La Danse, while She's Out of My League is a less refined Knocked Up.
- Erin Hanusa tastes the food at Vintage Pub and Brewery, in the old J.T. Whitney's space, but finds that diners will have to wait for the word on the beer.
- Marcelle Richards shares a recipe for a tart, lemony, peppery parsnip cake in a Bundt pan!
- David Medaris finds that it's high time to paddle standing up.