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Will Green, Are We Delicious?, Red Rock Saloon, camping in the May 2 issue of Isthmus

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

  • Bob Jacobson profiles Will Green of Mentoring Positives, who serves as a role model for at-risk kids.

  • Jenny Peek reports that the final development plans for Union Corners meets neighborhood approval.

  • Joe Tarr reports on resident resistance to city plans to kill more than 8,000 ash trees.

  • Julia Burke reports on a first-in-the-nation postdoctoral program in feminist biology at UW-Madison.

  • Julia Cechvala reports that a proposed ordinance could change the permitting rules for fireworks displays.

  • Ruth Conniff argues that Wisconsin's poor kids suffer most under the school-privatization model.

  • Jessica Steinhoff discovers how Are We Delicious? Ensemble Theatre created six musicals in seven days for its new Musical Fantasy, running at the Brink Lounge.

  • Gwen Rice says the Children's Theater of Madison production of Fiddler on the Roof is "a good introduction to a great musical."

  • John W. Barker says Madison Opera's Dead Man Walking is a landmark achievement that will be remembered for years to come.

  • Lanni Solochek reports on Girls Rock Camp's new effort to teach sound-tech skills to local girls.

  • Steve Moore describes trumpeter Brian Lynch's mastery of myriad jazz styles.

  • Dean Robbins gets swept up in the new season of 24 on Fox.

  • Marjorie Baumgarten marvels at Macon Blair's portrayal of a vagrant on a vengeance quest in Blue Ruin.

  • MaryAnn Johanson says The Amazing Spider-Man 2 feels more like a campy '70s cartoon than a modern sci-fi adventure.

  • Julia Burke enjoys the fake-country flavor at Red Rock Saloon.

  • Linda Falkenstein offers tips for your first family camping trip.

  • Candice Wagener reports on a local couple's efforts to send used textbooks to developing countries.

  • Tell All receives hate mail about Madison bicyclists.

  • Dan Seiter tips his hat to the Brewers' amazing April.

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