What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:
- In this week's cover story author Kristin Thompson tells you everything you need to know about The Lord of the Rings franchise.
- Reefer Madness: The Musical corrupts the children.
- Ryan Shaw works puts his stamp on classic R&B.
- A local woman preserves the memories of Gypsy-era burlesque.
- Wha'd Ya Know? A lot, apparently. Quiz kid Michael Feldman shares 58 (count 'em) reasons for boinking.
- In Abode, we begin gearing up for a Greener future, with articles on real estate agents who will help you "buy Green," furniture you can live with in good conscience, the latest in energy-efficient water heaters, and a natural plaster that's easy to apply and helps your home's atmosphere too. Plus, a survey of condos under $120,000, advice on mums, and more good reasons to buy local.