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Gloria Ladson-Billings, John DeMain, holiday cocktails in the December 6 issue of Isthmus

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

  • Catherine Capellaro talks to Gloria Ladson-Billings, a UW-Madison professor, about educating African American children.

  • Joe Tarr talks to the manager of the Madison Concourse Hotel about its conference business.

  • Joe Tarr reports on the man for whom Judge Doyle Square is named.

  • Marc Eisen reports on a federal probe into Quincy Bioscience of its memory supplement.

  • Ruth Conniff decries the state GOP's treatment of poor families who need health care.

  • John W. Barker discusses how Madison Symphony Orchestra's John DeMain has transformed the ensemble over the past 20 years.

  • Lanni Solochek previews Wintersong, a benefit concert that brings together eight local folk acts at the Majestic Theatre.

  • Jessica Steinhoff delves into Poliça's spine-tingling new album before they play the Barrymore Theatre.

  • Julia Burke highlights WORT's interest in data-based journalism as the station prepares for its 38th anniversary.

  • Jessica Steinhoff interviews author Jay Antani, whose novel The Leaving of Things follows an Indian teen coming of age in Madison.

  • Dean Robbins enjoys the shamelessness of the TV movie Bonnie & Clyde.

  • Scott Renshaw says Out of the Furnace is a moving portrait of a blue-collar family facing numerous hardships.

  • Kimberley Jones praises SNL alum Will Forte's foray into drama in the film Nebraska.

  • André Darlington surveys the pre-holiday craft cocktail crop.

  • Julia Burke talks to Sing Rooster's Molly Nicaise about Haitian coffee.

  • Linda Falkenstein picks kid gifts to please the presenter and the presentee.

  • Tell All helps a driver confused about Madison crosswalks.

  • Dan Seiter checks in on the Badgers bar scene in NYC.

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