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Summertimes, Barrett vs. Walker, masterpieces, Melly Mel's in the May 25 issue of Isthmus

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

  • Summertimes: A big fat summer events calendar, with Kenneth Burns on the bands on the summer fair circuit and Cheryl Breuer on special programs at Olbrich Gardens; Isthmus eaters reveal their favorite summer food pilgrimages; Linda Falkenstein finds Sauk County's Painted Forest a world of wonder; and, Sari Judge pens a user's guide to the area's public pools.

  • Joe Tarr breaks down how the recall results would play out for Wisconsin residents.

  • Joe Tarr speaks to a woman recruited from Iowa to work on Scott Walker's campaign.

  • Seth Jovaag considers the details of a hypothetical Tom Barrett transition.

  • Denise Thornton reports on the high toll of adverse drug reactions on seniors.

  • Christian Schneider argues that the 3% of undecided voters could decide the recall election.

  • Isthmus arts critics rhapsodize about their favorite Madison masterpieces.

  • Scott Gordon profiles Wife, Roboman and other Madison bands that are keeping rock sounds vital.

  • Jessica Steinhoff checks in with folk-pop artists Caroline Smith & the Good Night Sleeps.

  • Katjusa Cisar visits the gay nightclub Five, formerly Club 5, where the leather bar is no more.

  • Dean Robbins says the summertime cops of Rookie Blue on ABC still look cute in their uniforms.

  • Kenneth Burns was eventually won over by the French romance DelicacyThe Best Exotic Marigold Hotel are delightful.

  • André Darlington finally finds Melly Mel's, and it is good.

  • Marcelle Richards tastes of Quince & Apple's new line of grenadine, and it is good.

  • Kyle Nabilcy conducts an exit interview with the folks behind Nifty 50's, and there's a new chef at Bon Appetit Cafe.

  • Tell All: A Madison Catholic falls out of love with Bishop Morlino.

  • Jason Joyce walks the think line of being an umpire.

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