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Bad teachers, 'Stitched Ground,' Yid Vicious, Get Smarter in the February 26 issue of Isthmus

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

  • Lynn Welch looks into what happens to bad teachers in Madison.

  • Watchdog: Why are so many of the UW-Madison's nonwhite workers pushing brooms?

  • Bill Lueders uncovers more discontent within the Madison Parks Division.

  • Steve Braunginn puts in a good word for the juvenile justice bill.

  • Jennifer Smith looks at "Stitched Ground," an exhibition of edgy textile art at the Watrous Gallery.

  • Jay Rath assesses the finances of Forward Theater in the wake of its big January production.

  • Jessica Steinhoff previews the Purim hootenanny being put on by Yid Vicious, the fun-loving klezmer band.

  • Rich Albertoni checks in with Free Energy, the Philadelphia band that is reviving the spirit of classic rock.

  • Dean Robbins has his say on the Tonight Show brouhaha now that Leno's coming back to late night.

  • Kenneth Burns says that Christopher Plummer deserves his Oscar nomination for playing Tolstoy in The Last Station, and that Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans is good-bad, or is it bad-good?

  • Get Smarter: A little learning is always a good thing. How should you go back to school: on-campus, or online? Plus a variety of arresting continuing education courses for spring.

  • Linda Falkenstein talks with "Not Eating Out in New York" blogger Cathy Erway as she comes to Madison to cook and read.

  • It's a great time to use local products in a soup.

  • Michana Buchman finds that Title Nine Sports at Hilldale is for reality-based women.

  • Tell All comments on a boyfriend's amazing technique.

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