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Joe Parisi, romance e-books, Tip Top Tavern, net neutrality in the May 16 issue of Isthmus
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What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:

  • Nathan Comp reports on Dane County Executive Joe Parisi's plans to address the county's racial disparities.

  • Judith Davidoff reports on a new farmers' market slated for Brittingham Park.

  • Steven Potter writes that South Madison will host the county's new community court.

  • Marc Eisen reports on MdotLabs, a local tech company that is going after web fraud.

  • Bruce Murphy sees no need for photo ID at the polls in Wisconsin, unless the goal is suppressing the vote.

  • Bobbi Dumas profiles several local romance authors who've found success in the e-publishing world.

  • Lanni Solochek praises Sam D. White's bold performance in Strollers Theatre's Jerusalem.

  • Gwen Rice is transported to Sun Studio in 1956 while watching Million Dollar Quartet at Overture Hall.

  • Sandy Tabachnick asks Wisconsin Public Radio why its popular Sunday Afternoon from the Chazen chamber-music broadcasts were canceled so suddenly.

  • Ben Munson previews Acts of Love, a variety show at the High Noon Saloon in which local performers explore the concept of affection through live music, dance and comedy.

  • Julia Burke interviews Jessica Hernandez, the charismatic vocalist of the dark soul act Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas, playing the Frequency in an upcoming Communion Madison Club Night.

  • Dean Robbins tips his cap to Barbara Walters on her retirement from TV news.

  • Kenneth Burns appreciates Philip Seymour Hoffman's understated performance in the funny, gritty drama God's Pocket.

  • MaryAnn Johanson says Godzilla is a cautionary tale about global warming as well as an entertaining homage to Steven Spielberg's sci-fi films.

  • Kyle Nabilcy likes the haute takes on working-class classics at the Tip Top Tavern.

  • André Darlington solves the wine-asparagus problem.

  • Liz Merfeld talks with two UW-Madison scholars about the net neutrality issue.

  • Tell All counsels a bachelorette disappointed with Madison's choice of men.
  • Dan Seiter wonders what the Packers were thinking during the NFL draft.

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