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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 |  Madison, WI: 50.0° F  Overcast
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Walker's safety net, Tracy Michelle Arnold, SummerTimes in the May 27 issue of Isthmus
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What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:

  • SummerTimes, our guide to the warm season and beyond, includes a multitude of strategies for Madisonians to wrest summer from the tenacious claws of winter.

  • Joe Tarr investigates why many people in need are afraid of Scott Walker.

  • Watchdog: Former Justice Donald Steinmetz goes after Madison lawyer.

  • Jack Craver tells everything you've always wanted to know about recall elections (but were afraid to ask).

  • Larry Kaufman puts in a good word for Gov. Walker's agenda.

  • Jennifer Smith profiles showstopping American Players Theatre actress Tracy Michelle Arnold, as the company launches its summer season.

  • Jay Rath reports that Mercury Players Theatre is the latest arts organization with problems, and Wisconsin's poet laureate gets backing.

  • Rich Albertoni has his picks for music acts at the weekend's profusion of bratwurst festivals.

  • Jessica Steinhoff previews a concert by Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, as the former Drive-By Trucker looks to Alabama for inspiration.

  • Dean Robbins finds that the potential songwriting stars of Platinum Hit on Bravo don't have much to say.

  • Marc Savlov says The Hangover Part II feels rote compared to the original, and Marjorie Baumgarten says Jack Black brings humor and pathos to the animated Kung Fu Panda 2.

  • Matt Mullins notes that while the morels may be scarce this season, there are plenty more foodstuffs for foragers to find.

  • Andre Darlington sips craft cocktails at two of downtown Madison's most locavore bars -- Graze and Underground Kitchen.

  • Linda Falkenstein stops by the one neon shop left in town, and talks to owner Tom Zickuhr, the artist behind it.

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