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Madison music scene, Prohibition, vegan dishes in the September 23 issue of Isthmus

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

  • Marc Eisen bemoans the state of the local music scene and explains how the city could have cultivated it.

  • Joe Tarr reports on how redistricting is already shaping upcoming elections.

  • Jack Craver on how roll-your-own smoke shops avoid hefty manufacturing taxes.

  • Judith Davidoff takes another look at Tonette Walker's fundraiser for the executive residence.

  • Emily Mills defends affirmative action at UW-Madison.

  • Stuart Levitan takes a look back at the not-so-dry days of Prohibition in Madison.

  • Sandy Tabachnick talks to Malcolm Bilson, a fortepiano expert who's performing a concert on the 18th century instrument.

  • Amanda Rigell previews the inaugural Wisconsin Science Festival, whose theme is the overlap between science and art.

  • Andy Moore checks in with Seattle indie rockers the Head and the Heart about their upcoming show at the Majestic.

  • Rich Albertoni checks out Megafaun, the North Carolina band with Wisconsin roots.

  • Dean Robbins reports that Fox's sci-fi Terra Nova is different from your normal network fare.

  • Scott Renshaw says Moneyball is a baseball movie for people who think they don't like baseball movies, and Kenneth Burns is entertained by Shut Up Little Man!, a documentary about roommates who taped their neighbors' noisy fights.

  • Matt Mullins reports on the fall harvest dinner lineup.

  • Cheryl Bruer finds the best vegan meals around town.

  • Jason Joyce sizes up the Badgers quarterback Russell Wilson.

  • Tell All hears from a liberal west-sider fed up with his politically correct neighbors.

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