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Kevin Kennedy, Wisconsin Book Fest, Free House Pub in the November 2 issue of Isthmus

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

  • Mary Ellen Bell profiles Kevin Kennedy, head of the Government Accountability Board.

  • Joe Tarr reports on the Kyle Wood hoax, the new city alcohol and food policy coordinator Mark Woulf, and how Occupy Madison has reorganized on East Washington.

  • Joe Tarr reports on the launch of a study to locate arts venues in the city.

  • Judith Davidoff breaks down what went wrong in the "reporting" of the Kyle Wood hoax.

  • Judith Davidoff reports on why the city supports free bus passes for its employees.

  • Ruth Conniff accuses Mitt Romney of posing as a moderate to win Wisconsin.

  • Rosemary Zurlo-Cuva asks seven local authors to share their Wisconsin Book Festival picks.

  • Andy Moore burrows into Michael Perry's new book, Visiting Tom.

  • Jessica Steinhoff reviews - 30 -, a new exhibition of Greg Conniff's photographs at Overture Center's James Watrous Gallery.

  • John W. Barker marvels at Madison Opera's production of Verdi's A Masked Ball.

  • Ben Munson checks in with local crooner Anthony Lamarr, who is set to release a new album.

  • Scott Gordon critiques Tempest, the new album by Bob Dylan, who is playing the Alliant Energy Center.

  • Dean Robbins deems Start-Ups: Silicon Valley a refreshing change of pace for Bravo.

  • Scott Renshaw peers into videogame characters' psyches while watching Wreck-It Ralph, and Marjorie Baumgarten offers her two cents on Denzel Washington starring role in Flight.

  • Marcelle Richards ventures to Middleton to eat and drink at the Free House Pub.

  • Linda Falkenstein delivers a doggie-bag of recent food news.

  • Sari Judge talks to several area parents who've started their own foundations to help differently-abled kids.

  • Tell All helps a woman dismayed about her new friend's Pinterest boards.

  • Jason Joyce uncovers the hybrid sport of footgolf.

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