What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:
- Marc Eisen sizes up Tom Barrett's chances in the race for governor.
- Watchdog reports that Ismael Ozanne, Doyle's pick for Dane County DA, was not the favored candidate among local judges and lawyers.
- Jill Carlson interviews Lilada Gee, Madison survivor and advocate for victims of child sex abuse.
- Christian Schneider tears into the Supreme tarnisher, Mike McCabe of Wisconsin Democracy Campaign.
- Jay Rath reports on the status of Wisconsin Public Radio amid a changing media landscape and a management shift.
- David Medaris has the lowdown on Art Works, the state's effort to promote the creative classes.
- David Medaris talks to members of Insurgent Theatre about Ulysses' Crewmen, their challenging play inspired by Homer's Odyssey.
- Jessica Steinhoff previews Steve Martin's bluegrass performance at Overture Center.
- Rich Albertoni profiles Orphan Bloom, the Madison band that melds rock and Indian influences.
- Dean Robbins sees right through the crackpot self-help regimen in Breakthrough with Tony Robbins on NBC.
- Kenneth Burns is excited by The Girl Who Played With Fire but finds it less satisfying than its predecessor, while Scott Renshaw finds that The Kids Are All Right doesn't actually seem to care much about the kids.
- Erin Hanusa likes the appetizer menu at King & Mane, but the gastro-cantina concept needs some refinement.
- Adam Powell and his team of taste testers take on olive oil.
- Does novelist Jacquelyn Mitchard get too personal in her blog? Tell All weighs in.