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Caliph Muab-el, Valentine's, Lane's Bakery, weeding in the February 14 issue of Isthmus
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What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:

  • Pat Dillon profiles Caliph Muab-el, who is working to stem the mass incarceration of black men.

  • Judith Davidoff looks at how new efforts to repeal Wisconsin's same-sex marriage ban could impact the fall elections.

  • Joe Tarr reports on a new local group that trains future progressive leaders.

  • Judith Davidoff investigates why Union Labor News was turned down for Capitol press credentials.

  • Ruth Conniff thinks Gov. Scott Walker's scandals may affect his presidential prospects.

  • Joe Engle, Ben Munson, Lanni Solochek and Jessica Steinhoff find 16 fun ways to protest Valentine's Day excess in Madison.

  • Bobbi Dumas profiles Jane Jorgenson, a local librarian who's smitten with romance novels.

  • John W. Barker lavishes praise on Madison Opera's production of The Daughter of the Regiment.

  • Michael Popke finds out how local prog and metal band Take Me Tick Tock came up with their name -- and their sound.

  • Joshua M. Miller interviews indie-rock legend Stephen Malkmus about his past with Pavement and his future with the Jicks, set to play the High Noon Saloon.

  • Dean Robbins swoons over the CW's Star-Crossed, a Romeo and Juliet romance with spaceships.

  • Marjorie Baumgarten weighs in on The Armstrong Lie, a documentary about cyclist Lance Armstrong's efforts to cover up his drug use.

  • Linda Falkenstein visits the new Lane's Bakery.

  • André Darlington provides unexpected tips on pairing wines with chocolates.

  • Julia Cechvala finds Madison park volunteers gearing up for spring work days.

  • Tell All counsels a man who fell in love at first sight on State Street.

  • Dan Seiter wonders if the NFL is ready for Michael Sam.

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