What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:
- Nathan Comp offers the definitive analysis of Madison Prep.
- Joe Tarr asks whether redevelopment is in Edgewater's future, if the $16 million TIF deal falls through.
- Matt Hrodey reports on a new UW imaging study linking brain formation to psychopathy.
- Emily Mills chides Wisconsin conservatives for rolling back progress on sex education.
- Rich Albertoni runs down the 10 best Madison albums of 2011.
- Jennifer A. Smith reviews abstract paintings by Sean Scully at the Chazen.
- Andy Moore talks to Madison rockers the German Art Students about their new release and 12 years together.
- Rich Albertoni praises The Knux for melding rap and rock sounds.
- Dean Robbins says the Fox sitcom I Hate My Teenage Daughter lacks wit and civility.
- Marjorie Baumgarten calls the French comedy The Women on the 6th Floor a genial bourgeois fantasy, and Marc Savlov says The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975, assembled from Swedish footage, is a powerful documentary.
- Marcelle Richards runs hot and cold at AJ Bombers.
- Linda Falkenstein reports that the Orpheum Lobby Restaurant is closed until spring, but the new T. Sushi down the street will take up the slack.
- IsthmusParents.com: Linda Falkenstein goes holiday shopping for the kiddies.
- Tell All: Readers clash over sexual assault allegations against Ald. Brian Solomon.