What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:
- Alan Talaga and Jon Lyons think 2014 would be a fine time for Wisconsin to address its drinking problem.
- Judith Davidoff reports on a Solidarity Sing Along appeals court ruling that could force Walker officials to submit to depositions.
- Joe Tarr reports on a scouting trip by Occupy Madison to see tiny homes and tent cities in the Pacific Northwest.
- Steven Potter reports on a controversial apartment project for the Mansion Hill Historic District.
- Dave Cieslewicz explores the major Madison stories of 2013 that will resonate in the new year.
- Gwen Rice profiles Jessica Lanius, an actor, director and TV commercial star who moved her New York-based troupe, Theatre LILA, to Madison.
- Lanni Solochek describes the innovative fusion of theater, dance and speech Joe Goode will teach students during his upcoming residency in the UW Dance Department.
- Jennifer A. Smith reviews the Chazen Museum's exhibition of works by contemporary Japanese artists Ikeda Manabu and Tenmyouya Hisashi.
- Brent Stewart interviews Milwaukee's Chris Porterfield, founder of the national touring act Field Report, which is playing the Wisconsin Folk Festival at the Majestic.
- Julia Burke chats with Copper Box, an Oshkosh-based group that explores the accordion's rockin' side and is playing the High Noon Saloon.
- Dean Robbins enjoys a dose of cyanide and arsenic on PBS's The Poisoner's Handbook.
- André Darlington discovers KJ's Curry Bowl is one of the few Sinhalese/Sri Lankan restaurants in the U.S.
- Robin Shepard picks the 14 top one-offs and limited-edition local beers to look for in 2014.
- IsthmusParents.com: Candice Wagener outlines local resources for mindful parenting.
- Tell All recoils from the bigotry of Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson.
- Dan Seiter is not sanguine about the chances for the Pack in the playoffs.