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Global warming, music merch, The Hussy, Cafe Port Alba in the January 8 issue of Isthmus
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What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:

  • Denise Thornton explores what global warming means for Madison.

  • Joe Tarr looks into Madison Ald. Michael Schumacher's busy schedule.

  • Erik Gunn reports on dueling legislative proposals regarding sick kids and prayer.

  • Bill Lueders has some questions for the Dane County DA's office on recent cases.

  • Jessica Steinhoff turns a shopper's eye to local band merchandise in all its colorful forms.

  • Jay Rath reports that there have been some changes with the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission's annual art calendar.

  • Rich Albertoni chats with Bobby Wegner of local punk duo The Hussy, who try to fit as many songs as possible on a 7-inch record.

  • Jessica Steinhoff previews the upcoming show by thoughtful alt-country songwriter Cameron McGill.

  • Dean Robbins writes that PBS's American Masters profile of Sam Cooke makes a strong case for the importance of the singer's short career.

  • Kenneth Burns says Terry Gilliam's The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is dazzlingly designed and a fitting swansong for Heath Ledger, while Kimberly Jones is mildly amused by Michael Cera in Youth in Revolt.

  • Erin Hanusa finds that the reborn Cafe Porta Alba fits right in at Hilldale.

  • Check the fridge for the ingredients to Italian Tofu Stew.

  • David Medaris discovers a product that is soft and supple and saves your shoes.

  • Tell All: Readers weigh on in on UW student fashions.

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