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Food carts, Lori Compas, self-publishing, Ann Imig in the May 4 issue of Isthmus

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

  • Linda Falkenstein takes a tour of Madison's food cart scene.

  • Judith Davidoff examines how California's 2003 recall doesn't hold many lessons for Wisconsin in 2012.
  • Andrew Cole profiles Lori Compas, a political novice who is taking on veteran lawmaker Sen. Scott Fitzgerald.

  • Ruth Conniff urges women to stand strong against Republican attacks.

  • Rosemary Zurlo-Cuva talks to Madison authors about the challenges and rewards of self-publishing.

  • Jessica Steinhoff takes a look at Murfie, the Madison startup that hosts an entertaining music podcast.

  • Scott Gordon previews the upcoming performance by Leon Redbone, the mysterious singer and guitarist who's a master of classic folk, blues and ragtime.

  • Dean Robbins says Sherlock, on PBS's Masterpiece Mystery, is a witty, inventive take on the classic detective.

  • Emily Mills profiles Madison theater guy Sam White, who's a regular on the Hulu series Battleground.

  • Scott Renshaw says Joss Whedon's The Avengers will please geeks who love the comic books, and Kenneth Burns is disappointed by Damsels in Distress, writer/director/producer Whit Stillman's first film in 12 years.

  • Marcelle Richards finds a lot to eat, though less to like, at Happy Grill.

  • Jay Rath reports on a new labor-friendly guide to Madison's restaurants that's in the works.

  • Sari Judge interviews Madison blogger and theater supermom Ann Imig.

  • Tell All: The recall elections tear a family apart.
  • Jason Joyce highlights the multi-event royalty of the UW track teams.

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