What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:
- Isthmus writers honor their local heroes.
- Madison.gov reports on Mayor Dave's unsuccessful efforts to reach out to Scott Walker.
- Bill Lueders sizes up the management styles of Madison mayoral contenders.
- David Blaska says local liberals are attempting to undermine the First Amendment.
- David Medaris profiles David Douglas, WISC-TV's wunderkind news reporter.
- Jay Rath has the lowdown on the Theater Bus, the program that transports seniors to cultural events in the region.
- Jessica Steinhoff talks to Madison electro rockers Ridley about their new album, and the snow they shoveled to record it.
- Rich Albertoni talks to Cody Canada, formerly of Cross Canadian Ragweed, about his new group.
- Dean Robbins says the stars don't align in David E. Kelley's new series Harry's Law.
- Kenneth Burns is moved by Rabbit Hole, starring Nicole Kidman as a grieving mother, and Marc Savlov says there's more going on in Ron Howard's comedy-melodrama The Dilemma than you might guess from the ads.
- David Medaris talks to UW student and professional snowboarder Colin Tucker.
- Kyle Nabilcy takes a trip to Sun Prairie's new barbecue joint, Porktropolis.
- Marcelle Richards offers an easy variation on hummus featuring red lentils...and more.
- Tell All comments on a New Year turned deadly.