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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 |  Madison, WI: 40.0° F  A Few Clouds
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Preppers, Wisconsin Book Fest, PHOX, Crostini in the October 18 issue of Isthmus
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What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:

  • Get ready for the 2013 Isthmus Food & Wine Festival with our guide, which features the schedule, a list of exhibitors, and five essential tips for making the most of the event.

  • Seth Jovaag reports on local preppers who are ready for anything.

  • Judith Davidoff reports on the push for property tax "relief" even in the face of fiscal insecurity

  • Judith Davidoff talks to Michael Kissick, who sued the state over access to the Capitol.

  • Joe Tarr reports on talks about a new jail for Dane County.

  • Dave Cieslewicz denounces the state Legislature for making it harder to remove Indian mascot names.

  • Rosemary Zurlo-Cuva discusses must-see events at this year's Wisconsin Book Festival.

  • Joe Tarr reports on who wants to buy the Orpheum -- and why.

  • Jessica Steinhoff considers the theme of migration in the Chazen Museum exhibit Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey.

  • John W. Barker marvels at the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra's season opener with guest pianist Bryan Wallick.

  • Jessica Steinhoff asks PHOX what they learned from their first big tour and their recent gig at iTunes Fest.

  • Joshua M. Miller discusses psychological healing with psychedelic soul purveyor King Khan.

  • Dean Robbins falls for Mary, Queen of Scots, in the CW's Reign.

  • Kenneth Burns says the cast of the family saga I Used to Be Darker is skilled at both music and acting.

  • Scott Renshaw argues that the WikiLeaks drama The Fifth Estate is awfully similar to The Social Network.

  • Linda Falkenstein singles out the Italian beef and the Tex-Mex pasta at Crostini.

  • André Darlington imagines a world with better wine labels.

  • Close to Home: Andy Moore manfriend-'splains man friends.

  • Tell All readers argue over tip jars.

  • Dan Seiter advises fans not to worry about the Pack.

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