What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:
- Rich Albertoni previews 10 shows by Madison bands you shouldn't miss this autumn.
- Brian McCombie asks: Are green groups too tight with the proponents of wind power?
- Bill Lueders looks into the city of Madison's citations against socialist newspaper hawkers.
- Anita Weier reports on changes to the law affecting bars.
- Emily Mills says its high time to crack down on payday lenders.
- Susan Kepecs picks her favorite acts at the Madison World Music Festival next weekend.
- Jay Rath reports that the city wants to know what you think about arts planning for downtown.
- Jessica Steinhoff talks to the quirky local group Kitty Rhombus about their new sound.
- Rich Albertoni says Brooklynites Matt and Kim are reviving synth pop for these troubled times.
- Dean Robbins says Vampire Diaries on The CW pours on the horror clichés.
- Kenneth Burns likes the Asperger's syndromed-themed romantic comedy Adam even if it's a little teachy and preachy, and Marc Savlov is puzzled by the animated sci-fi fantasy 9.
- Linda Falkenstein takes a whirlwind tour of the campus area results in some delish dishes under $7.
- Marcelle Richards finds that it's possible to re-invent the black bean salad.
- David Medaris takes the Mondays Around Monona bike ride with We Are All Mechanics.
- Tell All looks askance at a Man Cave party.