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Green dream house, adjunct instructors, RAW, food carts in the April 25 issue of Isthmus


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

  • A guide to Isthmus Green Day 2014, including a schedule of events, a list of participating exhibitors, and more!

  • Denise Thornton tells the story of how she made her dream green house.

  • Joe Tarr reports on a new proposal by opponents of Judge Doyle Square to require a referendum for TIF spending of $10 million or more.

  • Joe Tarr reports some concern among alders that Ald. Scott Resnick, a possible challenger to Mayor Paul Soglin, become Madison Common Council president.

  • Joe Tarr reports on city committee recommendation that Lucas Dailey be appointed to the seat vacated by former Ald. Sue Ellingson.

  • Meghan Chua reports on the shift to contracted adjunct instructors at colleges and universities.

  • Larry Kaufmann mounts an argument against raising the minimum wage.

  • Jessica Steinhoff examines complaints about the L.A.-based organization RAW, whose local chapter hosts well-attended parties featuring locally produced visual art, fashion shows and live music.

  • Gwen Rice finds powerful performances in the character snapshots portrayed in Madison Theatre Guild's Shorts on the 2nd Floor.

  • Gwen Rice finds University Theatre's kabuki-inspired Richard III to be an interesting experiment.

  • Ben Siegel explores the future of Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative.

  • Joe Engle chats with The Garza about their first full-length album, which displays their quest for the perfect combination of heavy sounds.

  • Ben Siegel talks with Jo Mersa, a dancehall artist and grandson of Bob Marley, before his performance at the Barrymore.

  • Dean Robbins marvels over ABC's Black Box, which glamorizes bipolar disorder.

  • Kenneth Burns is awed by the shots of Chicago in Finding Vivian Maier, a documentary about a little-known photographer.

  • MaryAnn Johanson praises the old-fashioned storytelling of British horror flick The Quiet Ones.

  • Linda Falkenstein surveys the spring food cart landscape in Madison and hits the tahini jackpot.

  • Julia Burke checks in at Tex Tubb's, home to six special-release collaborative beers during Madison Craft Beer Week.

  • Andy Moore finds the world's most inconvenienced air traveler in line at O'Hare.

  • Tell All readers weigh in on oversexed high school dances.

  • Dan Seiter frowns at the Carlos Gomez-Gerrit Cole fracas on the diamond.

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