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Packers, music and minds, Mermaid Cafe in the January 13 issue of Isthmus

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

  • How do we love the Green Bay Packers? Jason Joyce counts the ways.

  • Joe Tarr reports on calls for Madison Ald. Brian Solomon to resign, and a new city position to create local jobs.

  • Mary Ellen Gabriel finds the farm-to-school model alive and well in the Mount Horeb school district.

  • Marc Eisen says Gov. Walker's rejection of federal rail funds will hurt Wisconsin for decades.

  • Sandy Tabachnick talks to researchers about music's affects on the brain and body.

  • Jay Rath has the lowdown on Bookless, an art and dance party being staged in the now-empty central public library.

  • John Barker previews Wired for Love, Madison composer Jerry Hui's opera about an Internet scam.

  • Andy Moore reports on Project Lodge's fundraising efforts.

  • Scott Gordon previews an upcoming show by Missouri rockers Ha Ha Tonka.

  • Dean Robbins says Fox's new mystery series The Finder features great acting, writing and filmmaking.

  • Scott Renshaw says Meryl Streep is masterful in The Iron Lady, but the film is disappointingly conventional, and Kenneth Burns likes some of the music in the gospel-choir musical Joyful Noise, but it's a mess.

  • Erin Hanusa likes a surprisingly chic Mermaid Cafe for dinner.

  • Marcelle Richards checks out local organic flour from Lonesome Stone Milling in Lone Rock.

  • Tell All counsels a liberal who disagrees with his neighbors about Madison Prep.

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