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Monroe Street, apartment boom, Max Dvorak, walleye fish fry in the July 18 issue of Isthmus

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

  • Jay Rath offers a guided tour of Monroe Street, where residents fight to maintain the area's character.

  • Joe Tarr reports on the Common Council's rejection of hotel plans for the Madison Municipal Building.

  • Joe Tarr reports on plans by the Dane County Clerk to purchase new vote tabulating machines.

  • Jason Krause finds that Madison's boom in apartment buildings offers little in the way of affordable housing.

  • Ruth Conniff accuses Scott Walker's WEDC of doling out taxpayer funds to cronies.

  • Jennifer A. Smith talks shop with Susanna Daniel and Kelly Harms, two local authors releasing novels this summer.

  • Julia Cechvala reports on Madison's Little Galleries, the visual-art cousin of Little Free Libraries.

  • Katie Reiser assesses University Theatre's portrayal of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in Hound of the Baskervilles.

  • Joshua M. Miller profiles 17-year-old singer-songwriter Max Dvorak.

  • Andrew Winistorfer previews UW Memorial Union's hotly anticipated Run the Jewels show.

  • Dean Robbins is amused by the bad behavior the CW's Breaking Pointe, which chronicles a real ballet troupe.

  • Steve Davis says The Way, Way Back uses '80s nostalgia as a crutch, and wonders why The Conjuring couldn't conjure up more creativity.

  • Mike Seidel picks his favorite walleye fries.

  • André Darlington props up the sagging ego of the Sauvignon Blanc.

  • Close to Home: Andy Moore recounts the complexity of building a Ferris wheel.

  • Tell All is upbraided by a reader over the N-word.

  • Andrew Cohen warns that mayhem is coming to American sports.

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