What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:
- Nathan Comp profiles philanthropist Mary Burke, who donates time and millions to Madison causes.
- Judith Davidoff looks at a new polling project at Marquette, led by poli sci prof Charles Franklin.
- Ruth Conniff reports on recall activists' new goal of 1 million signatures.
- Ruth Conniff pushes for community reconciliation over Madison Prep.
- Jessica Steinhoff runs down the New Year's Eve options in Madison clubs.
- Bob Koch checks in with organizer Rick Tvedt about the 2012 Madison Area Music Awards.
- Bi-Polar Bear plays feel-bad songs at the Frequency.
- Dean Robbins says the thieves and hackers of TNT's Leverage make entertaining look easy.
- Jay Rath reports on a forthcoming Hollywood film based on Frank Lloyd Wright's life.
- Scott Renshaw says Steven Spielberg doesn't find the humanity in War Horse and The Adventures of Tintin.
- Linda Falkenstein finds that Mirch Masala puts together an acceptable buffet spread.
- Matt Mullins finds the nose-to-tail eating trend hasn't passed Madison by.
- Sports: Jason Joyce thinks football fans should be able to see All 22.
- Tell All defends an atheist's right to a happy holiday season.