What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:
- Dave Cieslewicz reports on UW-Madison's cautious embrace of online education.
- Judith Davidoff reports on Wisconsin Right to Life's new proposals for restricting abortion.
- Lauren Pongan tours Madison's new Resilience Research Center.
- Ruth Conniff lauds Ian's Pizza for supporting Obamacare.
- Josh Wimmer explains what the heck steampunk is and explores one of its premier events, TeslaCon.
- Katie Reiser previews four of Madison's most promising productions of The Nutcracker.
- Jay Rath reports on a new partnership between the Madison Metropolitan School District and the VH1 Save the Music Foundation.
- Ben Munson asks hip-hop producer Man Mantis how DJ Shadow shaped his musical taste.
- Scott Gordon analyzes Pour Une me Souveraine, Meshell Ndegeocello's new tribute to Nina Simone.
- Dean Robbins enjoys Lifetime's naughty holiday satire Finding Mrs. Claus.
- Scott Renshaw gives a thumbs-up to Anna Karenina and a thumbs-down to Killing Them Softly.
- Kyle Nabilcy has the review everyone's been waiting for, on Monroe Street's Gates & Brovi.
- Linda Falkenstein reports on the Madison Eats artisan holiday food tour.
- Liz Merfeld reports on how Ronin Studios takes gaming into the business and nonprofit worlds.
- Jason Joyce ponders the college athletics spending frenzy.