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Whitney Mann, the Civil War, Musique Electronique, tacos in the July 1 issue of Isthmus

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

  • Rich Albertoni profiles country singer Whitney Mann, who's making a name for herself opening for greats like Willie Nelson.

  • Will council have to revote on the Edgewater redevelopment?

  • Joe Tarr reports on the six Assembly Dist. 48 Democratic primary candidates who can't wait to take on Gov. Walker.

  • Christian Schneider makes a case that the Wisconsin state lottery screws the poor.

  • On the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Stu Levitan takes a look at Madison's unlikely role in the conflict.

  • Rosemary Zurlo-Cuva reviews Elizabeth I: A Novel, the latest history-based book by Madison author Margaret George.

  • Jessica Steinhoff previews the music fests La Fête de Marquette and its DJ-oriented cousine, La Musique Electronique.

  • Rich Albertoni checks in with Wauwatosa singer Grace Weber, whose surprise appearance on Oprah is opening doors.

  • Dean Robbins is glad that Lifetime's The Protector skips the police-woman clichés.

  • Scott Renshaw says Transformers: Dark of the Moon has too much of everything, and Kenneth Burns likes some of the Danish thriller In a Better World.

  • Josh Perkins takes a taqueria tour of Madison.

  • Kids & Parents: Lynn Welch share how you can tap into your kids' creativity with these hands-on summer art activities.

  • Tell All: Why can New York have same-sex marriage and we can't?

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