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Eldonna Hazen, Dead Man Walking, Sons of Atom, Brews Brothers in the April 18 issue of Isthmus

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

  • Mary Ellen Bell profiles Eldonna Hazen, the first woman and lesbian minister of First Congregational Church.

  • Joe Tarr reports on the resignation of Madison's controversial parks director, Kevin Briski.

  • Nathan Comp reports on a new Wisconsin law that eliminates the requirement that votes for all write-in candidates be counted.

  • Judith Davidoff reports on the historic election of women to the top two leadership posts on the Dane County Board.

  • Judith Davidoff shares the story of a high school student who was expelled two years ago under the Madison school district's now defunct zero tolerance policy.

  • Sandy Tabachnick tells the story behind Dead Man Walking, Madison Opera's upcoming production about a nun who ministers to a death-row inmate.
  • Marie Loeffler applauds Béatrice et Bénédict, the University Opera's final production helmed by William Farlow.

  • Gwen Rice discusses why UW theater professor David Furumoto added kabuki elements University Theatre's upcoming production of Richard III.
  • John W. Barker appreciates the virtuosity of guest pianist Stewart Goodyear in the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra's recent program of Beethoven works.
  • Mike Popke chats with Sons of Atom about A View from the Recessional Moraine, their latest album of political punk.

  • Joshua M. Miller asks country singer Lydia Loveless why she covered a Kesha song for Record Store Day.

  • Dean Robbins laughs and cries at Billy Crystal's HBO special 700 Sundays.

  • Marjorie Baumgarten feels pleasantly satiated after viewing The Lunchbox, a low-key Indian film about a pair of accidental pen pals.

  • Marc Savlov calls Under the Skin "the most unique science-fiction movie to hit theaters in recent years."

  • Kyle Nabilcy finds happy-hour prices persuasive at Brews Brothers.

  • Wine: André Darlington stands up for the oft-maligned rosé.

  • Michael Popke talks with urban theorist/activist Naomi Davis.
  • Tell All scolds a woman obsessed wit her boyfriend's social media habits.

  • Dan Seiter closes the book on the Milwaukee Bucks' 2013-14 season.

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