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Obamacare, Library Mall, gay bars, Novanta, Drinks in the September 27 issue of Isthmus

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

  • Isthmus Drinks: In a new special publication, Andre Darlingon finds appropriate spots to meet for a drink, Julia Burke talks with Nathan Greenawalt of Old Sugar Distillery, Linda Falkenstein pedals from pub to pub, Robin Shepard checks up on forthcoming local craft breweries, and Kyle Nabilcy picks Wisconsin taste-alikes for national beer powerhouses. Plus, Julia Burke celebrates Amaro and Teddy Nykiel discovers ice wine.

  • Erik Gunn reports on everything Dane County needs to know about Obamacare.

  • Joe Tarr reports on efforts to create a welcoming atmosphere for the homeless at the new Madison Central Library.

  • Joe Tarr reports on Madison Metro's struggles to find funding for new buses.

  • Joe Tarr talks to "placemaking" guru Fred Kent about Monona Terrace.

  • Jay Rath reports on future plans for Library Mall.

  • Ruth Conniff thinks Republicans have trampled Wisconsin values with the United Sportsmen controversy.

  • Bennet Goldstein discusses the proliferation of straight people at local gay bars.

  • Gwen Rice seeks more emotion in Madison Theatre Guild's production of Tennessee Williams' The Night of the Iguana.

  • Laura Jones interviews one of the founders of the Exquisite Uterus Project, in which women explore reproductive rights through art.

  • Jessica Steinhoff analyzes James Watrous Gallery's new exhibition, Inhabited Landscapes.

  • Joshua M. Miller asks Volcano Choir about their Madison connections in advance of a show at the Orpheum.

  • Julia Burke chats with the Vaccines, the new rulers of British rock and set to play the Majestic.

  • Dean Robbins applauds NBC's The Michael J. Fox Show for its unconventional hero.

  • Kenneth Burns appreciates the detail and humor of the Israeli melodrama Fill the Void.

  • Kimberley Jones praises the acting in Drinking Buddies, a romantic comedy set in a brewery.

  • Julia Burke tries pies at Novanta on Old Sauk Road.

  • Linda Falkenstein updates the situation with the soon-to-be-displaced restaurants from the 500 block of State Street.

  • Liz Merfeld talks with Kevin Jones, crusader for better apps for the blind.

  • Tell All comforts a man who fantasizes about other women during sex with his wife.

  • Dan Seiter questions sports "haters."

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