What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:
- Marc Eisen bemoans the state of the local music scene and explains how the city could have cultivated it.
- Joe Tarr reports on how redistricting is already shaping upcoming elections.
- Jack Craver on how roll-your-own smoke shops avoid hefty manufacturing taxes.
- Judith Davidoff takes another look at Tonette Walker's fundraiser for the executive residence.
- Emily Mills defends affirmative action at UW-Madison.
- Stuart Levitan takes a look back at the not-so-dry days of Prohibition in Madison.
- Sandy Tabachnick talks to Malcolm Bilson, a fortepiano expert who's performing a concert on the 18th century instrument.
- Amanda Rigell previews the inaugural Wisconsin Science Festival, whose theme is the overlap between science and art.
- Andy Moore checks in with Seattle indie rockers the Head and the Heart about their upcoming show at the Majestic.
- Rich Albertoni checks out Megafaun, the North Carolina band with Wisconsin roots.
- Dean Robbins reports that Fox's sci-fi Terra Nova is different from your normal network fare.
- Scott Renshaw says Moneyball is a baseball movie for people who think they don't like baseball movies, and Kenneth Burns is entertained by Shut Up Little Man!, a documentary about roommates who taped their neighbors' noisy fights.
- Matt Mullins reports on the fall harvest dinner lineup.
- Cheryl Bruer finds the best vegan meals around town.
- Jason Joyce sizes up the Badgers quarterback Russell Wilson.
- Tell All hears from a liberal west-sider fed up with his politically correct neighbors.