What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:
- Sun Prairie resident and activist Heather DuBois Bourenane explores the battle by local progressives to take back the suburb's city government.
- Phil Busse reports on local efforts to compost waste from area businesses.
- Joe Tarr reports on the contest for the suddenly sexy job of county clerk.
- Pat Dillon shares the stories of troubled kids who find themselves and build connections in a school wilderness program.
- Larry Kaufmann picks Eric Hovde to win the GOP Senate primary.
- Amelia Cook finds the hot tickets for Madison's 2012-13 theater season.
- Jay Rath finds Madison theaters taking safety precautions after recent mass shootings.
- Jennifer Smith previews A Little Night Music from Four Seasons Theatre.
- Andy Moore interviews L.A. rockers Dawes, headed to town for a show at the High Noon.
- Scott Gordon checks in with reticent experimental composer Kevin Greenspon.
- Dean Robbins turns the volume down as Gordon Ramsay wreaks havoc in Hotel Hell.
- Kimberley Jones finds Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones vulnerable and moving in Hope Springs, and Kenneth Burns wallows in the wretched excess of The Queen of Versailles.
- Linda Falkenstein finds broken rice at Viet House.
- Marcelle Richards talks to local sweet supplier Leanne Cordisco about her new venture, Chocolaterian.
- Brauna Hartzell looks into the world of local mud run competitions.
- Jason Joyce compares NBC's oftentimes lame prime-time telecast of the London Olympics to its brighter late-night coverage.