What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:
- Rich Albertoni reports on the south side nightclub R Place and Madison's uncomfortable relationship with race.
- Watchdog wonders why an ex-con has been shut out of Memorial Library in spite of doing nothing wrong.
- Jack Craver assesses the GOP contenders' chances against U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold.
- David Blaska likes the Tea Party's self-reliance.
- Mary Ellen Bell reports that UW grads show a renewed interest in volunteerism.
- Jennifer Smith has the lowdown on a massive expansion of the Chazen Museum of Art.
- Jay Rath previews the Barties, the July awards ceremony the Bartell Theatre is staging for its member companies.
- Rich Albertoni talks to The Dirty Shirts, a Madison honky-tonk act that is releasing a new album.
- Jessica Steinhoff checks in with Baroness, the Georgia rockers performing at the Orpheum.
- Kenneth Burns says Ridley Scott's new Robin Hood starring Russell Crowe lacks conviction.
- Dean Robbins urges you to watch Friday Night Lights now that it's on NBC.
- Erin Hanusa says Water House Foods is worth the drive to Lake Mills.
- Marcelle Richards cooks up a Wisconsin-centric poutine with brats, onion-beer gravy and farm-fresh curds
- David Medaris reports on Madison's first dragon-boat festival.
- Tell All bucks up a girl too scared to ask out a guy.