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Dining, LWV gude, Pat Roggensack, doughnuts in the March 22 issue of Isthmus

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

  • Dining: Andre Darlington counts up fifty not-to-be-missed treats in the life of a Madison eater; Kyle Nabilcy details some of the tastiest under-the-radar spots and menus in town; Adam Powell reports on the state of local pork, and its venerated position on local menus; Marcelle Richards outlines some healthy options that can be delivered right to your door; Nathaniel Liedl gives a boots-on-the on-the-ground look at the life of a server; and, a calendar of this summer's food festivals, from planting to harvest.

  • The spring election approaches! Learn more about candidates for school boards, city councils, and other offices in the League of Women Voters questionnaire for the April 2 election.

  • Bruce Murphy reports how Pat Roggensack has become a key member of the Supreme Court's conservative bloc.

  • Judith Davidoff reports on the state's continued prosecution of Capitol protest tickets.

  • Judith Davidoff reports on New Orleans Take Out owner banning Ald. Marsha Rummel for supporting Sherman Avenue bike lanes.

  • Joe Tarr follows Occupy Madison to its latest home.

  • Dave Cieslewicz has advice for new UW chancellor Rebecca Blank.

  • Kenneth Burns, Becky Holmes, Bill Lueders and Rosemary Zurlo-Cuva suggest books to dive into during spring break.

  • Jessica Steinhoff evaluates the James Watrous Gallery's Vital Skills exhibition.

  • John W. Barker reviews University Opera's L'amico Fritz.

  • Sandy Tabachnick previews pianist Shai Wosner's performance with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra.

  • Tyler Preston gets acquainted with local rock band Sexy Ester, set to release a new album at the end of the month.

  • Joshua M. Miller interviews two members of Thurston Moore's new band, Chelsea Light Moving, which is playing the High Noon Saloon.

  • Dean Robbins approves of Phil Spector, David Mamet's movie for HBO about the notorious music producer.

  • Scott Renshaw argues that Spring Breakers, Harmony Korine's new film about four beach-bound college gals, is deeper than it appears at first glance, while Kenneth Burns considers Any Day Now, a tale about a gay couple who try to adopt a disabled child in 1970s L.A.

  • Isthmus staffers are glazed and enthused after sampling dozens of doughnuts from five shops.

  • Greg Long talks with James Beard Award Rising Star semi-finalist chef Daniel Bonanno.

  • Amy Verhey takes a look at Wisconsin's own natural soda company, Wisco Pop.

  • Tell All hears from a man who regrets having sex with a close friend.

  • Jason Joyce wonders why folks underestimate the basketball Badgers.

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