What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:
- Joe Tarr takes in Paul Soglin's first six months back in office.
- Judy Davidoff reports on how state Republicans talk jobs but push social issues.
- Jack Craver checks in with the League of Women Voters, which claims to be nonpartisan even while filing a lawsuit against Voter ID.
- Dave Cieslewicz can't wait to try his new concealed handgun.
- Laurie Stark has suggestions for celebrating Halloween, from concerts to corn mazes to a gay haunted forest.
- Rosemary Zurlo-Cuva says Jacquelyn Mitchard's new novel is an absorbing study of the most basic aspects of identity.
- Rich Albertoni checks in with Madison blues band the Cash Box Kings about their new album.
- Jessica Steinhoff says Cold War Kids are a little bit alternative, a little bit indie.
- Dean Robbins isn't the least bit boared by the A&E reality series American Hoggers.
- Scott Renshaw says The Rum Diary, a somewhat demented Hunter S. Thompson adaptation starring Johnny Depp, doesn't seem like multiplex fare, but there it is, while Kenneth Burns is moved by the fantasy drama The Future.
- Michana Buchman looks at foundations -- foundation garments, that is -- at La Lingerie on East Johnson.
- Andre Darlington goes around the corner -- and discovers Limon.
- Matt Mullins reports on the next best thing to raw milk.
- Tell All praises Steve Jobs as a businessman, not a human being.