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Walker's win, Brenda DeVita, hot dogs, Picnic Point in the June 8 issue of Isthmus

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

  • They laughed. They cried. Mostly cried. Locals react to the reelection of Gov. Scott Walker.

  • Joe Tarr reports on youth turnout in the recall, and Lori Compas reflects on her loss to Scott Fitzgerald.

  • Bruce Murphy argues that the public is tired of public workers' benefits.

  • Jennifer A. Smith profiles Brenda DeVita, American Players Theatre's future artistic director, and previews the company's 2012 season.

  • Ruth Conniff talks to Washington scribe E.J. Dionne about his new book, Wisconsin's recall election, and a crazy little thing called civility.

  • Scott Gordon checks in with Madison rockers Zebra about their new album and their new drummer, in that order.

  • Jessica Steinhoff previews a concert by Royal Headache, the Australian band that melds punk and soul.

  • Dean Robbins says NBC's dating show Love in the Wild has fun, mostly at the expense of the contestants.

  • Scott Renshaw follows Ridley Scott's Prometheus on a journey to an Alien landscape, and Kenneth Burns says the Maldives' former head of state cuts a dashing figure in The Island President.

  • Linda Falkenstein surveys the hot dog landscape.

  • Marcelle Richards crafts a seasonal red rice pilaf.

  • Jay Rath previews the new and improved Picnic Point -- more cowbell, fewer invasives.

  • Tell All counsels a woman depressed about being gay.

  • Jason Joyce on the NBA's master thespians.

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