What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:
- They laughed. They cried. Mostly cried. Locals react to the reelection of Gov. Scott Walker.
- Joe Tarr reports on youth turnout in the recall, and Lori Compas reflects on her loss to Scott Fitzgerald.
- Bruce Murphy argues that the public is tired of public workers' benefits.
- Jennifer A. Smith profiles Brenda DeVita, American Players Theatre's future artistic director, and previews the company's 2012 season.
- Ruth Conniff talks to Washington scribe E.J. Dionne about his new book, Wisconsin's recall election, and a crazy little thing called civility.
- Scott Gordon checks in with Madison rockers Zebra about their new album and their new drummer, in that order.
- Jessica Steinhoff previews a concert by Royal Headache, the Australian band that melds punk and soul.
- Dean Robbins says NBC's dating show Love in the Wild has fun, mostly at the expense of the contestants.
- Scott Renshaw follows Ridley Scott's Prometheus on a journey to an Alien landscape, and Kenneth Burns says the Maldives' former head of state cuts a dashing figure in The Island President.
- Linda Falkenstein surveys the hot dog landscape.
- Marcelle Richards crafts a seasonal red rice pilaf.
- Jay Rath previews the new and improved Picnic Point -- more cowbell, fewer invasives.
- Tell All counsels a woman depressed about being gay.
- Jason Joyce on the NBA's master thespians.