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Monday, September 22, 2014 |  Madison, WI: 68.0° F  A Few Clouds
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Fishing in Madison, Central Library, APT, American Girl in the June 7 issue of Isthmus

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

  • Jay Rath takes an expansive look at Madison's fishing culture, past and present.

  • Joe Tarr reports on a new Dane County commission to address poverty.

  • Joe Tarr catches up with Madison's new planning director.

  • Joe Tarr reports that the new downtown library will reopen with an expanded focus.

  • Ruth Conniff calls the Republicans' budget a disaster for Wisconsin.

  • Jennifer A. Smith discusses the evolution of American Players Theatre, which will experiment with indoor Shakespeare performances this summer.

  • Jessica Steinhoff says Lekker Mann builds palpable tension inside Broom Street Theater's tiny black-box space.

  • Jessica Steinhoff shares a pocket guide to the performers at the Marquette Waterfront Festival.

  • Joshua M. Miller interviews legendary folksinger Joan Baez, who is performing at Overture Center's Capitol Theater.

  • Ben Munson delves into the discography of rough-edged synth-pop band Digital Leather, who'll play at Revolution Cycles.

  • Dean Robbins sympathizes with the zombies in BBC America's wonderfully gruesome In the Flesh.

  • Steve Davis praises the storytelling and cinematography in Kon-Tiki, a drama about famed adventurer Thor Heyerdahl, while MaryAnn Johanson is pleasantly surprised by The Purge's critique of America's culture of violence.

  • Linda Falkenstein finds Philly in Fort, and a taco truck, too.

  • Linda Falkenstein follows Crandall's to State Street and Brat und Brau to the north side.

  • Laura Jones asks Madison moms if American Girl dolls are good for girls.

  • Jason Joyce cheers for Jester Weah of Memorial High.

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