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Big Brothers Big Sisters, WHS Press, vegan dining in the February 22 issue of Isthmus

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

  • Mary Ellen Bell profiles the mentors and children of Big Brothers Big Sisters.

  • Judith Davidoff looks into claims by Wisconsin Right to Life that Planned Parenthood "feeds" clients from their health centers to abortion centers.

  • Judith Davidoff summarizes the primary election returns.

  • Joe Tarr explains what's at stake with Walker's Medicaid gamble.

  • Dave Cieslewicz argues that Madison is still special.

  • Rosemary Zurlo-Cuva discusses how Wisconsin Historical Society Press is publishing more Wisconsin-themed books by non-academic authors.

  • Katie Reiser praises the UW Dance Department's performance of Bill T. Jones' iconic D-Man in the Waters (Part I) in their faculty concert, Pillars.

  • Laura Jones reviews StageQ's production of Gertrude Stein and a Companion.

  • Joshua M. Miller tells the story behind Feel Bad No More, a new album by local singer-songwriter Evan Murdock.

  • Brian Palmer checks in with Passion Pit before their show at the Orpheum.

  • Ben Munson shows how Tegan and Sara make scary topics kind of fun.

  • Dean Robbins likes the complicated protagonist in CBS's Golden Boy.

  • Louis Black wishes Snitch's characters were a little less self-centered, while Kenneth Burns cringes at A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III, Charlie Sheen's latest disaster.

  • Cheryl Breuer updates everybody on new best bets for vegan dining (but not just for vegans).

  • Linda Falkenstein checks in with the food carts.

  • Liz Merfeld has a blast finding out more about the Madison-based rocket engine company Orbitec.

  • Tell All commends the Madison Boy Scouts for resisting the national organization's ban on gays.

  • Jason Joyce reports on the new B1G hockey conference.

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