What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:
- Molly Stentz reports on the mysterious death of honey bees and what it means for us.
- Judith Davidoff reports on last-minute legislating by the Joint Finance Committee.
- Judith Davidoff talks to U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan about the bits from The Colbert Report that did not air.
- Erik Gunn reports on the costs -- human and fiscal -- of rejecting Medicaid funds.
- Bruce Murphy laments the return of a private bail bond system in the Wisconsin budget.
- Scott Gordon peeks inside Mystery to Me, a new bookstore opening on Monroe Street.
- Jessica Steinhoff reviews MMoCA's exhibition of paintings by Leslie Smith III and the Chazen Museum's installation of figurative sculptures by Michael Lucero.
- Jessica Steinhoff chats with the organizers of Make Music Madison and the Madison Area Music Awards.
- Scott Gordon discusses three key tracks from Souls of Mischief's debut album, '93 Til Infinity.
- Dean Robbins descends into the sixth-season inferno of HBO's True Blood.
- Marjorie Baumgarten swoons over Before Midnight and finds more hilarity than expected in This Is the End, Scott Renshaw argues that Man of Steel's Superman is an awful lot like Spider-Man, and Kimberley Jones says The Internship has too many Google product placements but just the right amount of Vince Vaughn's charm.
- Andre Darlington rounds up the best in Madison’s summer cocktails.
- Liz Merfeld details the ministrations the Four Lakes Wildlife Center provides to wounded bunnies and other animals.
- Jay Rath on artist Aaron Bohrod: one local treasure saved; one on the chopping block.
- A Tell All reader skewers the Dalai Lama.
- Jason Joyce considers the continuing saga of the Brewers' Ryan Braun.