What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:
- Sundance Cinemas 608 makes its long-awaited debut this weekend, an occasion marked with a double-feature cover story. First up is Kent Williams, who shares his thoughts on the Sundance experience after catching a flick in the brand new six-screen theater at Hilldale. Dean Robbins delivers a second round with his interview of Robert Redford, the Sundance founder who is responsible for its launch in Madison, but is assuredly not buying a condo here.
- As for movies, keep an eye open for the brand new Movie Times and Now Playing format in the pages of Isthmus.
- Nathan Comp takes a look at the tough times on East Johnson Street, as local businesses face a lull in this original urbanist environment.
- Businesses can certainly use some help when it comes to health care costs, at least as advocated by Milwaukee-based political activist Jack Lohman. His work to convince business and government about the good fiscal sense of reforming our health care system is examined by Roger Bybee.
- Robin Shepard goes on a hunt for organic beer, that which is both made in or shipped into Wisconsin.
- Finally, David Medaris takes stock of the state of our soon-to-be-stinky lakes.