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Mark Bittman, school budget, WFF12, tofu and lemon cakes in the April 13 issue of Isthmus

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

  • Linda Falkenstein talks with recipe creator, cooking columnist and New York Times food opinionator Mark Bittman.

  • Joe Tarr reports on talks to split the city's Housing Committee.

  • Nathan Comp previews the preliminary budget for the Madison school district.

  • Dave Cieslewicz argues that Walker's recall challengers will need to appeal to independent voters.

  • Kenneth Burns has the rundown on Wisconsin Film Festival films you won't want to miss.

  • Dave Cieslewicz reviews Russ Feingold's new book, While America Sleeps: A Wake-up Call for the Post-9/11 Era.

  • Scott Gordon talks to Echo Island's Brad Hawes, who programs electronic tracks, then drums right alongside them.

  • Jessica Steinhoff checks in with the New York indie band Caveman, whose members walk where the Velvet Underground walked.

  • Dean Robbins says HBO's Girls is an extraordinary comedy about young New Yorkers who screw up their lives.

  • Kenneth Burns says the moving Iranian documentary This Is Not a Film is an urgent act of political defiance, and Scott Renshaw doesn't want to give too much away about the terrifically funny horror riff The Cabin in the Woods.

  • Cheryl Breuer hunts out the top tofu in town.

  • Marcelle Richards bakes a special lemon cake.

  • Raphael Kadushin talks about what's next for the Underground Food Collective with Jonny Hunter and Mel Trudeau.

  • Tell All: Give me that old-time monogamy.

  • Jason Joyce suggests ever-so-obliquely to the Bucks that if they left Milwaukee, people might not really care.

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