What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:
- Rick Berg goes to visit Madison's German sister city Freiburg to see all the fuss about its green neighborhood.
- Bill Lueders reports on a Madison man who ended up in jail for trying to recover stolen bike.
- Bill Lueders looks into the garden sign that the city of Madison just couldn't allow.
- David Medaris profiles artist Brian Strassburg, who's pursuing art for art's sake in a wobbly market for illustrating.
- Rich Albertoni checks out Area 51, a new east-side music venue.
- Jessica Steinhoff previews the show by Retribution Gospel Choir, who aren't really a gospel choir.
- Dean Robbins says no thanks to NBC's disaster movie The Storm but enjoys BBC America's monster series Being Human.
- Kimberley Jones says (500) Days of Summer is a thoughtful romantic comedy, while The Hurt Locker takes a tense look at a bomb squad in Iraq.
- Erin Hanusa loves the fries (and more) at Lake Vista Cafe, atop Monona Terrace.
- Adam Powell fills the wagon with L'Etoile chef Tory Miller at the Dane County Farmers' Market.
- Terese Allen is into summer stews.
- Should a guy come on to his male roommate? Tell All tells all.