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Dementia, Bioethics Forum, SXSW, vegan breakfast in the March 7 issue of Isthmus


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

  • Explore the complete guide to the 2014 Wisconsin Film Festival, which includes movie descriptions along with screening locations and times.

  • Catherine Capellaro provides a moving account of her family's efforts to find care for their dad, who was ailing from dementia.

  • Joe Tarr reports on new planning efforts to improve the Triangle neighborhood.

  • Joe Tarr reports on plans to provide public bathrooms in Madison.

  • Joe Tarr gets the inside scoop on why Madison Metro buses are breaking down.

  • Marc Eisen asks whether an upcoming forum can bring the local biotech and IT communities together.

  • Dave Cieslewicz argues that historic preservation has gone off the rails in Madison.

  • Jessica Steinhoff and Rosemary Zurlo-Cuva profile two local authors, Susan Gloss and Gayle Rosengren, whose first novels are set in Wisconsin.

  • Gwen Rice considers the uneven tone of University Theatre's An Evening of One Acts, whose two short plays explore themes of identity

  • Amelia Cook Fontella says the title character in Dead Man's Cell Phone, a new Madison Theatre Guild production, reminds her of an evil Frasier Crane.

  • Laura Jones discusses how Children's Theater of Madison and the Autism Society collaborated to create a "sensory friendly" performance of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.

  • Joe Engle highlights Madison bands headed to South by Southwest, as well as some perks for local music fans making the trip to Austin.

  • Brent Stewart tries to figure out how New Orleans-based Rebirth Brass Band create such a fun and funky live show, set to hit the UW Union South Sett.

  • Dean Robbins has faith in the 10-year-old messiah figure in NBC's Believe.

  • Jessica Steinhoff chats with Smart Studio co-founders Butch Vig and Steve Marker, and filmmaker Wendy Schneider, about a new documentary that's in the works.

  • Kenneth Burns shares his take on Omar, a film about a man in occupied Palestine living several secret lives.

  • Cheryl Breuer picks her top five vegan breakfasts in Madison.

  • Linda Falkenstein updates would-be home baking entrepreneurs on the progress of the "Cookie Bill."

  • IsthmusParents.com: Carrie Anton sits in on a Hancock Center program that aims to reduce violence and bullying in schools.

  • Tell All hears from a reader convinced Woody Allen is guilty of abuse.

  • Dan Seiter recommends a sport almost no one is watching: Wisconsin Badgers wrestling.

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