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Friday, September 19, 2014 |  Madison, WI: 71.0° F  Partly Cloudy
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Ben Heck, Flying Dutchman, The Pub, Capitol Chophouse in the April 2 issue of Isthmus
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What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:

  • Get ready to meet your modder... Josh Wimmer profiles inventor and Renaissance man Ben Heck.

  • Madison.gov: The city Parks Division cracks down on a parking lot prairie.

  • Nick Penzenstadler reports on how students and parents rally to support girl at Elvehjem Elementary.

  • Marc Eisen says the city is getting it wrong on the library, Edgewater.

  • Sandy Tabachnick previews Madison Opera's production of The Flying Dutchman, the first Wagner work the venerable company has staged.

  • David Medaris interviews Madison native Mary Sweeney (and David Lynch collaborator/ex-wife) about her new film Baraboo, which is coming to the Wisconsin Film Festival.

  • Rich Albertoni checks in with Pub booker Brett Newski, the recent UW graduate who is helping bring live local music to State Street.

  • Jessica Steinhoff counts down to the Easter performance by reggae band John Brown's Body at the Majestic Theatre.

  • Dean Robbins says Showtime's United States of Tara explores the mutability of identity.

  • Marc Savlov finds the Clash of the Titans remake as silly as the original, and Marjorie Baumgarten says Miley Cyrus isn't up to the dramatic acting called for by The Last Song.

  • Kids and Parents: Madison author Jacqueline Houtman pens a young-adult novel that encourages a great understanding of autism.

  • Raphael Kadushin finds the Hilton's Capitol Chophouse to be the most assured hotel dining room in town.

  • Tell All advises alcoholics to put a cork in it.

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