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Community dinners, UW software, classical music, Roast in the January 11 issue of Isthmus

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

  • Linda Falkenstein looks at the community dinners that are springing up in Madison and towns around Dane County. Can they bring neighbors together, and, maybe as importantly -- what's on the menu?

  • Judith Davidoff reports on Tammy Baldwin's transition to the U.S. Senate.

  • Marc Eisen reports on UW's new push to turn students into software developers.

  • Bruce Murphy deplores Wisconsin tax cuts that reward the rich.

  • John W. Barker discusses the beaty and history of six classical masterworks being performed at Overture Center this winter and spring.

  • Sandy Tabachnick previews Madison Opera's production of Acis and Galatea, a Handel opera inspired by Ovid's Metamorphoses.

  • Scott Gordon chats with Brown Derby bassist Nick Brown, set to release a country-inspired solo album at the High Noon Saloon.

  • Jessica Steinhoff checks in with Milwaukee's Direct Hit! and Sheboygan's Jetty Boys, who'll both play Wisconsin Punk Fest at the Majestic.

  • Scott Gordon shares the latest developments in Madison Public Library's proposal to take over Wisconsin Book Festival.

  • Dean Robbins touts the second season premiere of HBO's Girls.

  • Scott Renshaw praises Zero Dark Thirty's depiction of the CIA's hunt for bin Laden and pans Gangster Squad's tale about mobster-chasing cops.

  • Marcelle Richards sees promise at Roast Public House.

  • Linda Falkenstein checks out the recipe file at Mildred's Sandwich Shop.

  • Nathaniel Liedl meditates, runs, and gets quizzed, thanks to

  • Tell All readers stick up for a Christmas-hating husband.

  • Jason Joyce is not hopeful about the UW men's hoops season.

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