This week's Isthmus will make you laugh, will make you cry -- it will become a part of you. Highlights from the latest issue follow.
- In this week's cover story, government reporter Vikki Kratz takes a closer look at Rep. Steve Nass (R-Whitewater), a vocal and powerful critic of the UW system.
- Jason Shepherd provides an update on the case of missing MATC student Amos Mortier. Mortier's mother doubts that officials have followed up on all pertinent leads, judging from what's been found in recently released law enforcement documents.
- A roundup of newly released local CDs finds genres ranging from hip-hop to throat-singing.
- Michael Franti talks about the socially conscious reggae-rock he's made with Spearhead and why his activism is reaching new levels.
- The Madison Repertory Theatre mounts a skillful production of Death of a Salesman that allows this American masterwork to shine. Broom Street Theatre doesn't manage as well with the work of a first-time playwright, Ethan Mutz's crime drama Funnel.
- Jerry Minnich claws his way to Mad City Crab House for some of the eponymous crustaceans.