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Thursday, December 18, 2014 |  Madison, WI: 16.0° F  Fair
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Cat research, Lothlorien, Andrew Sewell, That BBQ Joint in the January 10 issue of Isthmus
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What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:

  • Jenny Peek provides an in-depth report on cat research at UW-Madison and its critics.

  • Seth Jovaag reports on the Lothlorien co-op, four months after a fire made the building uninhabitable.

  • Judith Davidoff reports on how the Dane County DA's office handles deportation-related cases.

  • Dave Cieslewicz reflects on decisions by key individuals that will affect Madison in 2014.

  • Sandy Tabachnick describes the unique leadership style of Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra conductor Andrew Sewell, which kicks off 2014 with a concert featuring guitarist Ana Vidovic.

  • Laura Jones interviews Nick Schweitzer about his new play, Love and Trauma, which Wilder Theater brings to the Bartell.

  • Jessica Steinhoff discusses how the Chazen Museum's Capturing Nature draws important distinctions between admiring wildlife and attempting to control it.

  • Joe Engle previews every performance at the 2014 edition of FRZN Fest, a polar vortex of rock at the High Noon Saloon.

  • Ben Munson compares French garage-punk act Jack of Heart, which is playing the Frequency, to Jay Reatard and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

  • Dean Robbins goes wild for Matthew McConaughey in HBO's existential drama True Detective.

  • Kenneth Burns calls Inside Llewyn Davis, a film about a struggling musician in 1960s New York, "a devastating portrait of someone who could be from any time and place."

  • Scott Renshaw says Her's complex romance between a man and a computer shows how hard it can be to manage relationships between two humans.

  • Kyle Nabilcy finds room for improvement at friendly That BBQ Joint.

  • Linda Falkenstein reports on the impasse between the Village of Black Earth and Black Earth Meats over the location of the business' slaughter operation.

  • André Darlington recommends creamy cheeses to accompany wines with 'tude.

  • Tell All readers lash out at crazy Madison drivers.

  • Dan Seiter reflects on the Packers' season of injuries.

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