What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:
- Mary Ellen Bell celebrates those who do the dirty jobs the rest of us don't want to.
- Watchdog profiles a woman banned from the Madison Marathon.
- Jack Craver reports on the Democratic candidates slugging it out in the primary for the 77th Assembly District.
- Christian Schneider wonders why Wisconsin censors so many harmless license-plate messages.
- Jessica Steinhoff offers her picks for the fall music tours swinging through town.
- David Medaris reports that the UW dance department will stage a work based on They Marched Into Sunlight, the seminal Vietnam era book by David Maraniss.
- Rich Albertoni previews Carnival of Sorts (A Fair of the Mind!), an electic evening of entertainment at the Frequency on September 3.
- Jessica Steinhoff talks to the Philadelphia indie rock trio Good Old War about holing up in a house in the Poconos to record.
- Dean Robbins finds Thintervention With Jackie Warner hard to like, and likewise the Bravo show's contestants.
- Marjorie Baumgarten says Danny Trejo, star of Machete, is a Charles Bronson for our times. while The American with George Clooney spirals into obviousness.
- Erin Hanusa find a lot to like at Francesca's al Lago on the Square.
- Kids & Parents: Dean Robbins previews the fall entertainment offerings for the younger set.
- Tell All scoffs at the Madison Catholic Diocese's warnings about birth control.