What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:
- Tammy Baldwin, U.S. Senator? Jay Rath reports on how the Madison congresswoman may have the skill to win over voters statewide.
- Nathan Comp reports on a building eyed for both demolition and landmark status, on how WMC is dissing the state's work ethic, and how Republicans could doom the state's clean energy businesses.
- Jill Carlson interviews Hanna Roth of the Rainbird Foundation, which seeks to end child abuse.
- Ruth Conniff hails the Center for Media and Democracy's exposé of ALEC's legislative takeover.
- Sandy Tabachnick previews the upcoming seasons of Madison Opera, the Madison Symphony Orchestra and the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra.
- Jay Rath checks in on the Bartell Theatre, which survived the recent Capitol Hill Apartments fire.
- Rich Albertoni reviews four new releases from Madison bands.
- Jessica Steinhoff interviews Marissa Nadler, whose melancholic music recalls Joanna Newsom by way of Leonard Cohen.
- Dean praises Curb Your Enthusiasm on HBO as a worthy heir to Larry David's masterpiece Seinfeld.
- Kimberley Jones finds Friends With Benefits to be a raunchy take on romantic comedy, while Kenneth Burns says The First Grader is pretty look at, but its story of an illiterate Kenyan man lacks emotional depth.
- Erin Hanusa predicts success for The Tipsy Cow.
- Close to Home: Andy discovers tomatoes are more complicated than they may seem.
- Tell All questions God's policy on lusting in your heart.