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Chris Taylor, yodeling, Las Islas Del Mar, SummerTimes in the May 24 issue of Isthmus

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

  • SummerTimes, our annual guide to summer: Erik Gunn details a long weekend getaway in Mineral Point; Jay Rath visits Circus World Museum; and Linda Falkenstein talks to plein air painters who love to compete all summer; plus, calendars for festivals and fairs, art and food and sports events, music and theater and more.

  • Mary Ellen Bell profiles Rep. Chris Taylor, Madison's fearless lawmaker.

  • Judith Davidoff reports on GOP legislators promoting a series of new abortion bills.

  • Judith Davidoff reports on the argument for "double-dipping" by public employees.

  • Jake Harper reports on a local microfinance organization that helps alleviate poverty.

  • Ruth Conniff chides Gov. Scott Walker for mismanagement of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.

  • Mark Riechers argues that yodeling is an art form in southwestern Wisconsin.

  • Rosemary Zurlo-Cuva asks Wisconsin Book Festival's new events coordinator how the annual celebration of reading is shaping up.

  • Jennifer A. Smith critiques Focal Points, MMoCA's new photography exhibition.

  • John W. Barker reviews Madison Choral Project's inaugural concert.

  • Scott Gordon discusses Stoughton Opera House's musical concert introductions.

  • Jessica Steinhoff chats with Netherfriends' Shawn Rosenblatt about his transition from avant-pop to hip-hop.

  • Dean Robbins is horrified by the Liberace portrayed in HBO's Behind the Candelabra.

  • Kenneth Burns praises Mira Nair's perceptive observations about the immigrant experience in her new film, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, and Scott Renshaw says Fast & Furious 6 is pleasantly preposterous but visually frustrating.

  • Marcelle Richards votes landlubber at Las Islas Del Mar.

  • André Darlington finds service yoga is as fast as service itself.

  • Nora Hertel outlines Madison's Ultimate Frisbee scene.

  • Tell All hears from a Dalai Lama hater.

  • Jason Joyce would love a matchup of the small market teams for the NBA playoffs.

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