What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:
- Gwen Rice chronicles struggles, triumphs and noteworthy performances from Overture Center's first 10 years and discusses some ways the venue is shaping downtown's future.
- Judith Davidoff breaks down why foes of Wisconsin's domestic partner registry lost in court.
- A group of local activists argues that cultural representations can reinforce racial disparities.
- Alan Talaga and Jon Lyons wonder just when same-sex marriage will come to Wisconsin.
- Bruce Murphy explains why Scott Walker's gubernatorial campaign is using liberal talking points.
- Laura Jones tells the story behind a new Municipal Building mural that highlights the history of human rights in Madison.
- Joe Engle discovers why local punk band Masked Intruder want to star in a Madison Police Department incident report.
- Julia Burke asks Caroline Smith about her transition from melancholy folk artist to content and confident soul diva.
- Dean Robbins likes the brash heroine of Bravo's reality series Jersey Belle.
- Kenneth Burns ponders Life Itself, Steve James' new documentary about Roger Ebert, and notes how the departed film critic influenced his own writing career.
- Marjorie Baumgarten declares Richard Linklater's Boyhood a masterpiece of the coming-of-age genre.
- Kristian Knutsen, Julia Burke and Robin Shepard pick highlights from the multitude of Great Taste Eve tappings.
- IsthmusParents.com: Candice Wagener reports on Tri 4 Schools and the upcoming Middleton Kids Triathlon.
- Adam Powell visits with Hilton Jones of Madison Pinball in advance of September's MadRollinPinball competition.
- Tell All hears a passionate defense of same-sex marriage.
- Dan Seiter ponders the legitimacy of the Badgers as a college football national powerhouse.