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