What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:
- Catherine Capellaro talks to Gloria Ladson-Billings, a UW-Madison professor, about educating African American children.
- Joe Tarr talks to the manager of the Madison Concourse Hotel about its conference business.
- Joe Tarr reports on the man for whom Judge Doyle Square is named.
- Marc Eisen reports on a federal probe into Quincy Bioscience of its memory supplement.
- Ruth Conniff decries the state GOP's treatment of poor families who need health care.
- John W. Barker discusses how Madison Symphony Orchestra's John DeMain has transformed the ensemble over the past 20 years.
- Lanni Solochek previews Wintersong, a benefit concert that brings together eight local folk acts at the Majestic Theatre.
- Jessica Steinhoff delves into Poliça's spine-tingling new album before they play the Barrymore Theatre.
- Julia Burke highlights WORT's interest in data-based journalism as the station prepares for its 38th anniversary.
- Jessica Steinhoff interviews author Jay Antani, whose novel The Leaving of Things follows an Indian teen coming of age in Madison.
- Dean Robbins enjoys the shamelessness of the TV movie Bonnie & Clyde.
- Scott Renshaw says Out of the Furnace is a moving portrait of a blue-collar family facing numerous hardships.
- Kimberley Jones praises SNL alum Will Forte's foray into drama in the film Nebraska.
- André Darlington surveys the pre-holiday craft cocktail crop.
- Julia Burke talks to Sing Rooster's Molly Nicaise about Haitian coffee.
- IsthmusParents.com: Linda Falkenstein picks kid gifts to please the presenter and the presentee.
- Tell All helps a driver confused about Madison crosswalks.
- Dan Seiter checks in on the Badgers bar scene in NYC.