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Podcasts, bar cops, Restaurant Magnus, and urban bees in the July 10 edition of Isthmus

What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:

  • Rich Albertoni looks at Madison's podcast scene, which is reviving the spirit of zine culture.

  • Bill Lueders asks why an uninsured patient is charged six times as much as someone on Medicare.

  • Joe Tarr goes on patrol with Madison's alcohol enforcement officers.

  • Joe Tarr quizzes longtime City Engineer Larry Nelson as he heads off into the sunset.

  • Jay Rath chats with Onion critic Nathan Rabin, who's in town to promote his frank new memoir.

  • Josh Wimmer checks in with the team working on Riot Acts, the StageQ musical look back at the Stonewall gay-rights uprising.

  • Rich Albertoni interviews Madison singer-songwriter John Statz, who's couch-surfing his way around the world.

  • Jessica Steinhoff talks surrealism with Black Francis, otherwise known as Frank Black of The Pixies.

  • Dean Robbins likes the fresh energy of Lifetime's Drop Dead Diva and wonders how George Costanza got cast as an somber scientist in NBC's Meteor.

  • Sacha Baron Cohen is less than inspired in Brüno.

  • Scandinavian food finally comes to Madison at Restaurant Magnus. And Raphael Kadushin reports it is good.

  • Now that State Street's hot doggeries are both gone, Linda Falkenstein asks where one can find the best franks in the city?

  • Urban beekeeping is catching on. David Medaris enters the hive.

  • Tell All takes on beauty pageants.

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