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A House Divided, Alan Talaga, Freddy Valentine's in the October 19 issue of Isthmus

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

  • Get ready for the 2012 Wisconsin Book Festival with a guide detailing the speakers and schedule, running November 7-11.

  • Bill Lueders finds and interviews a Republican man and Democratic woman who, believe it or not, are happily married.

  • Joe Tarr reports on efforts by city alders to restore funding for the Overture Center.

  • Joe Tarr finds that Madison's chronic drunk ordinance produced mixed result in its first year.

  • Ruth Conniff finds vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan masking his more extremist views.

  • Alan Talaga takes an insider's look at Madison's standup comedy scene.

  • Katjusa Cisar learns about Big Gigantic's love affair with improvisation before their gig at Freakfest.

  • Scott Gordon dissects Heartless Bastards' new album, Arrow, before their show at the High Noon.

  • Cameron Connors travels back to the 1950s during Mercury Players Theatre's The Opiate of the Missus.

  • Dean Robbins gets woozy -- in a good way -- while watching Hunted on Cinemax.

  • Kenneth Burns relates to Josh Radnor's nostalgia for college in Liberal Arts.

  • Raphael Kadushin likes the drive to Spring Green, and Freddy Valentine's at the end of it.

  • André Darlington on why Nebbiolo is no nebbish.

  • Close to Home: Andy Moore faces a trick-or-treat with no kids.

  • Jason Joyce discusses effective coaching in youth sports.
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