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Cheap nightlife, sex trafficking, La Taguara, Abode in the September 13 issue of Isthmus

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

  • Joseph Engle, Lanni Solochek and Jessica Steinhoff share 50 ways to have a blast on a limited budget.

  • Joe Tarr reports on how Madison community groups are in hot pursuit of one-time city funds.

  • Joe Tarr reports that Dane County is asking Madison to pay more for landfill space.

  • Jay Rath reports on UW students who provide emergency assistance on campus.

  • Kristian Knutsen explores how Capitol protesters appropriated Walker's message and book title.

  • Joe Tarr examines the lack of services for some victims of sex trafficking.

  • Ruth Conniff ponders the high cost of implementing Common Core standards in Wisconsin schools.

  • Julia Burke chats with funky fusion artists Red Rose as they prepare for their album-release party at Alchemy.

  • Joshua M. Miller interviews the National before their sold-out show at the Orpheum.

  • Brent Stewart discusses El Reventonazo, an event that blends community activism, music and dance.

  • Laura Jones has a laugh with standup diva Kathy Griffin, who is performing at Overture Hall.

  • Dean Robbins declares Andy Samberg winningly weird in Fox's Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

  • Kenneth Burns compares Crystal Fairy to "a Cheech and Chong picaresque as directed by French New Wave legend Eric Rohmer."

  • Kimberley Jones says Jane Austen would be appalled by Austenland's dearth of wit.

  • Linda Falkenstein samples the dishes at Madison's first Venezuelan eatery, La Taguara.

  • Carrie Anton finds community fitness with the November Project.

  • Linda Falkenstein talks with Madison traffic guru Katie Austin.

  • Abode: Rosemary Zurlo-Cuva visits Madisonians in their special home meditation spaces; Sari Judge interviews Paul Morrison of the Wood Cycle; Catherine Capellaro recounts her adventures with getting a home checkup and rooting through trash on Hippie Christmas; Linda Falkenstein runs down home energy rebates and tax credits; plus, home and garden event calendar.

  • Tell All hears from a man disgruntled by Madison tipping culture.

  • Dan Seiter is willing to be patient with the Packers.

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