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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 |  Madison, WI: 21.0° F  A Few Clouds
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Green Freiburg, Brian Strassburg, and Lake Vista Cafe in the July 24 edition of Isthmus

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

  • Rick Berg goes to visit Madison's German sister city Freiburg to see all the fuss about its green neighborhood.

  • Bill Lueders reports on a Madison man who ended up in jail for trying to recover stolen bike.

  • Bill Lueders looks into the garden sign that the city of Madison just couldn't allow.

  • David Medaris profiles artist Brian Strassburg, who's pursuing art for art's sake in a wobbly market for illustrating.

  • Rich Albertoni checks out Area 51, a new east-side music venue.

  • Jessica Steinhoff previews the show by Retribution Gospel Choir, who aren't really a gospel choir.

  • Dean Robbins says no thanks to NBC's disaster movie The Storm but enjoys BBC America's monster series Being Human.

  • Kimberley Jones says (500) Days of Summer is a thoughtful romantic comedy, while The Hurt Locker takes a tense look at a bomb squad in Iraq.

  • Erin Hanusa loves the fries (and more) at Lake Vista Cafe, atop Monona Terrace.

  • Adam Powell fills the wagon with L'Etoile chef Tory Miller at the Dane County Farmers' Market.

  • Terese Allen is into summer stews.

  • Should a guy come on to his male roommate? Tell All tells all.

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