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Renderings, Forward Theater, Fitchburg drinks in the February 28 issue of Isthmus
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What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:

  • Joe Tarr reports on how developers use computer-generated renderings to sell projects.
  • Judith Davidoff looks at why Scott Walker refuses to say whether he knew about the secret email system.

  • Dean Robbins reports that women's groups are dismayed that Scott Walker wanted to fire a doctor because she once modeled thongs, as uncovered in the John Doe emails.

  • Dean Robbins reports on the disdain expressed for Rebecca Kleefisch by Scott Walker's aides in the John Doe emails.

  • Judith Davidoff reports on how Reince Priebus tipped off Scott Walker to his opponent's campaign strategy during the 2010 GOP gubernatorial primary race.

  • Judith Davidoff reports that John Schulze is out as chief legal counsel at the state DOT following the release of offensive John Doe email.

  • Ruth Conniff reads the John Doe emails and concludes that Scott Walker violated the public trust.

  • Laura Jones discusses Angela Iannone's This Prison Where I Live and James DeVita's Babylon, the 2014 selections for Forward Theater Company's New Play Development Series.

  • Jessica Steinhoff says Flashdance: The Musical at Overture Center pales in comparison to the film it's based upon.

  • John W. Barker praises cellist Joshua Roman's recent performance with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra.

  • Brent Stewart checks in with Brett Newski, who found fame in South Africa after his Madison band, the Nod, broke up, and is returning to town for a show at the Dragonfly Lounge.

  • Brian Palmer is taken aback by the maturity of Ledges, the debut LP by Seattle singer-songwriter Noah Gundersen, who is playing the Frequency.

  • Julia Burke previews the HUMP! Tour, a program of amateur porn curated by sex columnist Dan Savage that will be screened at the Majestic Theatre.

  • Dean Robbins loves being creeped out by A&E's Bates Motel.

  • Kenneth Burns says Wadjda, a film about a girl's fight for a bicycle, is a funny yet sad statement about being female in Saudi Arabia.

  • André Darlington reveals the best places to meet friends for drinks in Fitchburg.

  • Linda Falkenstein talks with street vending coordinator Warren Hansen about finding new spots for Library Mall carts during upcoming construction.

  • Liz Merfeld reports on an ESL partnership between Madison College and the Literacy Network.

  • Tell All gets an earful from readers have no trouble with "working" job interviews.

  • Dan Seiter is not optimistic about Matt Garza saving the Brewers.

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