What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:
- Nathan Comp explores whether a changing Willy Street can maintain its funky edge.
- Judith Davidoff reports on holes in the local safety net.
- Mary Ellen Bell meets up with Atwood-area business owners who are banding together.
- Ruth Conniff assesses the costs and. benefits of Madison Prep.
- Katie Reiser profiles Kate Corby, the UW dance professor who's generating buzz in the dance world.
- Jay Rath reports that Four Star Video Heaven is relocating.
- Rich Albertoni checks in with The Type, a Madison band that never forgot grunge and riot grrrl.
- Jessica Steinhoff profiles Girls, the San Francisco duo that's keeping 1960s and 1970s pop alive.
- Dean Robbins admires the carefully calibrated satire of ABC's Suburgatory.
- Scott Renshaw finds 50/50 to be scattered, but Joseph Gordon-Levitt's sensitive performance anchors it, while Marjorie Baumgarten says the entertaining French thriller Point Blank never lets up.
- Abode: Know your local floor, design lectures at Monona Terrace, replacing your china, keeping what's good in a kitchen during a remodel, and finding the right owner for a mid-century ranch.
- Raphael Kadushin declares the new Tempest Oyster Bar to be big, bold and terrific.
- Linda Falkenstein marches to a different drumlin at a new Westport natural area.
- Michana Buchman recalls a simpler time, at Ben Franklin.
- Jason Joyce finds that UW rugby is in the house.