What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:
- Learn about the latest in the regional restaurant scene in our Dining guide.
- Jack Craver takes a look at Madison's biggest blogger (and biggest ego) Ann Althouse.
- Watchdog: A look into the varying approaches of local media outlets toward posting comments on articles.
- Nick Penzenstadler reports on east-siders who say a proposed Copp's is too big for their New Urbanist neighborhood.
- Joe Tarr reports that City of Madison is seeking private support for extra police staffing in downtown Madison.
- Ruth Conniff comments on why the GOP wants in on the tea party, and why it doesn't belong.
- David Medaris previews the epic stint at Overture of Disney's Broadway show The Lion King.
- Sandy Tabachnick interviews the pianist Stewart Goodyear about his season-closing performance with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra.
- Jessica Steinhoff talks to a couple of local DJs about their soul-music party, which is currently seeking a new home.
- Rich Albertoni talks to one of the two drummers who play with White Rabbits, the alt-rockers playing Saturday at the High Noon Saloon
- Dean Robbins has nothing but praise for Al Pacino's portrayal of Dr. Kevorkian in the HBO drama You Don't Know Jack.
- Kenneth Burns is wowed by the Swedish crime thriller The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and pleased, mostly, by the Wisconsin-themed romantic comedy Feed the Fish.
- Rosemary Zurlo-Cuva finds that Pollo Inka serves roasted chicken, but also classic Peruvian beef dishes.
- Linda Falkenstein reports on new food carts, a sustainable farm tour, foraging on campus, and the restaurant scene in Fitchburg.
- Health, Beauty and Fitness: David Medaris reports that park exercise courses are making a modest comeback.