What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:
- Nathan Comp explores why scientists don't agree with pro-lifers on adult stem cell research.
- Watchdog looks at some local liability cases of the sort Gov. Walker wants to make harder to win.
- Jay Rath tells how developers are trying to use new downtown plan to change the rules.
- John Kaufman challenges economic development strategies based on giving into big business.
- Jessica Steinhoff previews the winter slate of bands hitting our nightclub stages.
- Jay Rath reports on a UW program that's bringing the healing power of music to hospitals.
- Rich Albertoni checks in with Nama Rupa, the Madison reggae band that's releasing a new album.
- Jessica Steinhoff interviews the Foghorn Trio, which is bringing its Louisiana sound to the High Noon Saloon.
- Dean Robbins judges from E!'s Kourtney & Kim Take New York that the Kardashians are going to take over everything.
- Michael Wilmington says the The Way Home, about prisoners who escape from a World War II gulag, doesn't quite succeed dramatically, but it's stunning to look at, and Dean Robbins previews the spring season at UW Cinematheque.
- Linda Falkenstein takes a few trips to Harold's Chicekn Shack, and there is little rejoicing.
- Close to Home: Growing pains on the near east side.
- A liberal is at odds with his Madison friends in Tell All.