What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:
- Summertimes: A big fat summer events calendar, with Kenneth Burns on the bands on the summer fair circuit and Cheryl Breuer on special programs at Olbrich Gardens; Isthmus eaters reveal their favorite summer food pilgrimages; Linda Falkenstein finds Sauk County's Painted Forest a world of wonder; and, Sari Judge pens a user's guide to the area's public pools.
- Joe Tarr breaks down how the recall results would play out for Wisconsin residents.
- Joe Tarr speaks to a woman recruited from Iowa to work on Scott Walker's campaign.
- Seth Jovaag considers the details of a hypothetical Tom Barrett transition.
- Denise Thornton reports on the high toll of adverse drug reactions on seniors.
- Christian Schneider argues that the 3% of undecided voters could decide the recall election.
- Isthmus arts critics rhapsodize about their favorite Madison masterpieces.
- Scott Gordon profiles Wife, Roboman and other Madison bands that are keeping rock sounds vital.
- Jessica Steinhoff checks in with folk-pop artists Caroline Smith & the Good Night Sleeps.
- Katjusa Cisar visits the gay nightclub Five, formerly Club 5, where the leather bar is no more.
- Dean Robbins says the summertime cops of Rookie Blue on ABC still look cute in their uniforms.
- Kenneth Burns was eventually won over by the French romance DelicacyThe Best Exotic Marigold Hotel are delightful.
- André Darlington finally finds Melly Mel's, and it is good.
- Marcelle Richards tastes of Quince & Apple's new line of grenadine, and it is good.
- Kyle Nabilcy conducts an exit interview with the folks behind Nifty 50's, and there's a new chef at Bon Appetit Cafe.
- Tell All: A Madison Catholic falls out of love with Bishop Morlino.
- Jason Joyce walks the think line of being an umpire.