What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:
- Linda Falkenstein takes a tour of Madison's food cart scene.
- Judith Davidoff examines how California's 2003 recall doesn't hold many lessons for Wisconsin in 2012.
- Andrew Cole profiles Lori Compas, a political novice who is taking on veteran lawmaker Sen. Scott Fitzgerald.
- Ruth Conniff urges women to stand strong against Republican attacks.
- Rosemary Zurlo-Cuva talks to Madison authors about the challenges and rewards of self-publishing.
- Jessica Steinhoff takes a look at Murfie, the Madison startup that hosts an entertaining music podcast.
- Scott Gordon previews the upcoming performance by Leon Redbone, the mysterious singer and guitarist who's a master of classic folk, blues and ragtime.
- Dean Robbins says Sherlock, on PBS's Masterpiece Mystery, is a witty, inventive take on the classic detective.
- Emily Mills profiles Madison theater guy Sam White, who's a regular on the Hulu series Battleground.
- Scott Renshaw says Joss Whedon's The Avengers will please geeks who love the comic books, and Kenneth Burns is disappointed by , writer/director/producer Whit Stillman's first film in 12 years.
- Marcelle Richards finds a lot to eat, though less to like, at Happy Grill.
- Jay Rath reports on a new labor-friendly guide to Madison's restaurants that's in the works.
- MadisonParents.com: Sari Judge interviews Madison blogger and theater supermom Ann Imig.
- Tell All: The recall elections tear a family apart.
- Jason Joyce highlights the multi-event royalty of the UW track teams.