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Dining, Ann Althouse, The Lion King, Pollo Inka in the April 23 issue of Isthmus

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

  • Learn about the latest in the regional restaurant scene in our Dining guide.

  • Jack Craver takes a look at Madison's biggest blogger (and biggest ego) Ann Althouse.

  • Watchdog: A look into the varying approaches of local media outlets toward posting comments on articles.

  • Nick Penzenstadler reports on east-siders who say a proposed Copp's is too big for their New Urbanist neighborhood.

  • Joe Tarr reports that City of Madison is seeking private support for extra police staffing in downtown Madison.

  • Ruth Conniff comments on why the GOP wants in on the tea party, and why it doesn't belong.

  • David Medaris previews the epic stint at Overture of Disney's Broadway show The Lion King.

  • Sandy Tabachnick interviews the pianist Stewart Goodyear about his season-closing performance with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra.

  • Jessica Steinhoff talks to a couple of local DJs about their soul-music party, which is currently seeking a new home.

  • Rich Albertoni talks to one of the two drummers who play with White Rabbits, the alt-rockers playing Saturday at the High Noon Saloon

  • Dean Robbins has nothing but praise for Al Pacino's portrayal of Dr. Kevorkian in the HBO drama You Don't Know Jack.

  • Kenneth Burns is wowed by the Swedish crime thriller The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and pleased, mostly, by the Wisconsin-themed romantic comedy Feed the Fish.

  • Rosemary Zurlo-Cuva finds that Pollo Inka serves roasted chicken, but also classic Peruvian beef dishes.

  • Linda Falkenstein reports on new food carts, a sustainable farm tour, foraging on campus, and the restaurant scene in Fitchburg.

  • Health, Beauty and Fitness: David Medaris reports that park exercise courses are making a modest comeback.

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