What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:
- Mary Ellen Bell profiles how retiring Madison Fire Chief Debra Amesqua won over her critics.
- Joe Tarr reports on how the downtown library and Capitol will likely be off limits to homeless residents this fall.
- Laurie Stark checks in with artists, musicians and other creative types who continue to draw inspiration from last winter's protests.
- Jason Joyce picks the best comedy podcasts.
- Amanda Rigell checks in with Madison blues band Aaron Williams and the Hoodoo, who are releasing a new album.
- Rich Albertoni says the hard-rock band Crossfade is adjusting to changes in the music business, and also rocking.
- Dean Robbins reports that HBO's Gloria Steinem profile, Gloria: In Her Own Words, proves we still need Gloria Steinem.
- Scott Renshaw says The Help, set in 1960s Mississippi, sinks into cartoonishness, while, Marjorie Baumgarten says 30 Minutes Or Less is an unconvincing action comedy.
- Andre Darlington finds much to like, late night and any time, at Francisco's Cantina.
- Marcelle Richards starts enjoying the harvest bounty with a new ratatouille quinoa salad.
- It's the Mecan, and just in time. David Medaris outlines a relaxing paddling daytrip.
- Tell All: Should we suppress our sexual thoughts?