What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:
- Dining: Raphael Kadushin picks his ten favorite dishes in town; Rosemary Zurlo-Cuva pegs six spots where eating whole foods is not a problem; Marcelle Richards rhapsodizes over her five favorite restaurants with that special atmosphere; André Darlington gives a good word to the city's eight top brunch spots; Kyle Nabilcy roams Madison's outskirts for some under-the-radar gems; Linda Falkenstein discovers a new dimension in local food; and, a list of the top foodie summer festivals, hold the mayo.
- Pat Dillon profiles the faces of the achievement gap.
- Judith Davidoff reports on the end of unlimited fundraising for Walker and the latest Democratic to challenge him.
- Joe Tarr looks at the upcoming Dane County board races and a heated contest for a Dane County Circuit Court judge seat.
- Christian Schneider calls Wisconsin's GOP presidential primary a mere sideshow.
- Jessica Steinhoff reports on the explosive popularity of electronic dance music.
- Scott Gordon profiles the free jazz stylists of the Lovely Socialite Mrs. Thomas W. Phipps.
- Jessica Steinhoff checks in with Kyle Wilson, front man of psych-pop quintet Milagres, about the accident that inspired their latest album.
- Dean Robbins says PBS' Masterpiece is presenting the best adaption he's ever seen of Dickens' Great Expectations.
- Kimberley Jones says Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is a good-natured film about soothing the soul, and Marc Savlov says documentarian Frederick Wiseman provides a revealing look at a Parisian cabaret with Crazy Horse.
- Marcelle Richards on Johnson Public House: forward-looking coffee, a unique spin on everything.
- Rosemary Zurlo-Cuva reports on giving veterans easy access to acupuncture to treat PTSD.
- Tell All: Is it okay to walk home drunk?
- Jason Joyce looks at the rise of the Hodags ultimate team.