What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:
- Josh Wimmer gets his hands on some of Wisconsin's most extreme beers, drinks them, and lives to tell the tale.
- Judith Davidoff reports on the historic campaign to recall Gov. Scott Walker.
- Nathan Comp takes at the competing strategies to address the academic achievement gap in Madison schools.
- Jack Craver says abortion is too popular in Wisconsin to be outlawed.
- Jennifer Smith talks to alt-cartoonist extraordinaire Lynda Barry, who is in residence at the University of Wisconsin this semester.
- Scott Gordon listens to Pempstrumentals, the series of instrumental tracks Madison rapper DLO put together in his basement.
- Jessica Steinhoff checks in with Paul Collins, the power-pop veteran set to play the Frequency.
- Dean Robbins says Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune, airing on the American Masters series on PBS, shines a light on a passionate artist whose music isn't aging well.
- Kenneth Burns says MMA fighter Gina Carano is lovely and lively in Steven Soderbergh's Haywire despite a confusing plot, and Scott Renshaw is pleasantly surprised that Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close avoids melodrama.
- André Darlington explores some of the unique entrees on the menu at Brocach's new Monroe Street pub.
- Close to Home: Andy recalls sleeping in his car -- for a good cause.
- Tell All advises a Madisonian who want to move to a warmer progressive city.
- Jason Joyce is going to cheer on the Badger women's hockey team, and he will see you there.