What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:
- Roger Bybee ponders the career and prospects of GOP gubernatorial contender Scott Walker.
- Watchdog: A local birder is getting people excited about Warner Park.
- Anita Weier looks into efforts to make schools do a better job of spotting dyslexia.
- UW student Jack Craver hauls off on Madison's too-powerful mayor.
- John Barker breaks down how the Madison Symphony Orchestra designs a season of music.
- Jennifer Smith talks to Michelle Wildgen, the acclaimed novelist who's helping make Madison a hotspot for books.
- Jessica Steinhoff profiles the darkly political Madison rockers The United Sons of Toil.
- Rich Albertoni previews the upcoming performance by Modern Skirts at the Project Lodge.
- Dean Roobins says the PBS documentary How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin convincingly argues that the Fab Four brought down the Soviet Union.
- Kenneth Burns finds Sandra Bullock ravishing in the sports melodrama The Blind Side.
- Kristian Knutsen surveys the massive repasts available at Madison restaurants on Turkey Day.
- Linda Falkenstein reports that the Roman Candle will open a third pizza restaurant in Fitchburg, and Stella's Bakery once again has a cafe.
- Local Flavor: A squash soup to serve as first course on Thanksgiving.
- Tell All finds a romantic local club for a marriage proposal.