Let no good deed go unpunished
I am appalled that the city wants to fine former Madison Ald. Brenda Konkel and her partner $300 for allowing the homeless to sleep on her porch and having lockers for them (Week in Review, 9/25/2014). The city should build more affordable housing and ask the homeless shelter to extend its 60-day period until the homeless are able to get back on their feet to find a place to live and get a job.
Dean Robbins needs to read a comic book or two (Gotham review, Television, 9/18/2014). Donal Logue, does not, in fact, play a young Two Face. Not even close. His character is Harvey Bullock, introduced in the early '70s as basically the same character you see here. Shifty drunk cop, questionable morals, good intent, etc.
Two Face is one Harvey Dent. DA for Gotham. About the same age as Bruce Wayne. Gets acid tossed in his face during a trial against mob bosses.
Yes, this did indeed spark some nerd rage, but if you're going to review a show, at least have an intern hit Wikipedia up for you.
I could not agree less with Alan Talaga's view that admission should not be charged for Olbrich Gardens ("Olbrich Admission Fees and Madison's Soul," 10/2/2014). I've visited gardens all over Wisconsin, the U.S., Canada and England. The admission fees ranged from $5 to $25, and many of the gardens were not half as nice as Olbrich's. Perhaps charging out-of-state visitors admission would be a viable option.
While once it took me several days or more to read the informative articles in Isthmus, I was able to cover the Oct. 2 issue in record time. The paper has become an entertainment weekly filled with ads everywhere.