What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:
- Mary Ellen Bell reports on some rare folks who bucked hard times and landed good jobs.
- Joe Tarr reports on the bees and the buzz in city hall.
- Mary Ellen Gabriel writes about a stormwater retention project that could be a model for the city.
- Christian Schneider explains how the near east side controls Wisconsin politics.
- Jennifer A. Smith turns a critic's eye on the new building at the Chazen Museum of Art.
- David Medaris chats with journalist and author Sonia Nazario about her book Enrique's Journey, this year's Go Big Read selection at UW-Madison.
- Andy Moore previews the Isthmus Jazz Series performance by Terence Blanchard.
- Rich Albertoni checks in with Straight No Chaser, the a cappella group that has a performance coming up at Overture Center.
- Dean Robbins says Pearl Jam Twenty, PBS' American Masters documentary, does justice to 1990s grunge with ferocity and wit.
- Kenneth Burns deems superb the Wall Street drama Margin Call.
- Kyle Nabilcy goes beyond the usual suspects to find new pizza places outside Madison.
- Linda Falkenstein goes whole hog previewing the upcoming Slow Pig celebration.
- Close to Home: In which Andy and Peggy bribe a Minocqua police officer.
- Tell All readers make the case against porn.