What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:
- SummerTimes, our guide to the warm season and beyond, includes a multitude of strategies for Madisonians to wrest summer from the tenacious claws of winter.
- Joe Tarr investigates why many people in need are afraid of Scott Walker.
- Watchdog: Former Justice Donald Steinmetz goes after Madison lawyer.
- Jack Craver tells everything you've always wanted to know about recall elections (but were afraid to ask).
- Larry Kaufman puts in a good word for Gov. Walker's agenda.
- Jennifer Smith profiles showstopping American Players Theatre actress Tracy Michelle Arnold, as the company launches its summer season.
- Jay Rath reports that Mercury Players Theatre is the latest arts organization with problems, and Wisconsin's poet laureate gets backing.
- Rich Albertoni has his picks for music acts at the weekend's profusion of bratwurst festivals.
- Jessica Steinhoff previews a concert by Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, as the former Drive-By Trucker looks to Alabama for inspiration.
- Dean Robbins finds that the potential songwriting stars of Platinum Hit on Bravo don't have much to say.
- Marc Savlov says The Hangover Part II feels rote compared to the original, and Marjorie Baumgarten says Jack Black brings humor and pathos to the animated Kung Fu Panda 2.
- Matt Mullins notes that while the morels may be scarce this season, there are plenty more foodstuffs for foragers to find.
- Andre Darlington sips craft cocktails at two of downtown Madison's most locavore bars -- Graze and Underground Kitchen.
- Linda Falkenstein stops by the one neon shop left in town, and talks to owner Tom Zickuhr, the artist behind it.