What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:
- Jay Rath offers a guided tour of Monroe Street, where residents fight to maintain the area's character.
- Joe Tarr reports on the Common Council's rejection of hotel plans for the Madison Municipal Building.
- Joe Tarr reports on plans by the Dane County Clerk to purchase new vote tabulating machines.
- Jason Krause finds that Madison's boom in apartment buildings offers little in the way of affordable housing.
- Ruth Conniff accuses Scott Walker's WEDC of doling out taxpayer funds to cronies.
- Jennifer A. Smith talks shop with Susanna Daniel and Kelly Harms, two local authors releasing novels this summer.
- Julia Cechvala reports on Madison's Little Galleries, the visual-art cousin of Little Free Libraries.
- Katie Reiser assesses University Theatre's portrayal of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in Hound of the Baskervilles.
- Joshua M. Miller profiles 17-year-old singer-songwriter Max Dvorak.
- Andrew Winistorfer previews UW Memorial Union's hotly anticipated Run the Jewels show.
- Dean Robbins is amused by the bad behavior the CW's Breaking Pointe, which chronicles a real ballet troupe.
- Steve Davis says The Way, Way Back uses '80s nostalgia as a crutch, and wonders why The Conjuring couldn't conjure up more creativity.
- Mike Seidel picks his favorite walleye fries.
- André Darlington props up the sagging ego of the Sauvignon Blanc.
- Close to Home: Andy Moore recounts the complexity of building a Ferris wheel.
- Tell All is upbraided by a reader over the N-word.
- Andrew Cohen warns that mayhem is coming to American sports.