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Marian Fredal, big uglies, Jordan Ellenberg, Short Stack in the June 6 issue of Isthmus

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

  • Rosemary Zurlo-Cuva profiles Marian Fredal, who has devoted her life to fighting racism.

  • Joe Tarr reports on omissions in Monona Terrace's 2013 annual report.

  • Judith Davidoff reports on the pro-life advocate the Wisconsin Department of Justice hired to help with its defense of an abortion law.

  • Joe Tarr rounds up the city's "big uglies" -- student housing eyesores.

  • Ruth Conniff predicts trouble for Scott Walker if he betrays big donors in the John Doe case.

  • Becky Holmes interviews UW professor, Slate columnist and math advocate Jordan Ellenberg, whose book How Not to Be Wrong just came out.

  • Jessica Steinhoff chats with Chloe Benjamin, the UW creative writing program's latest success story, about her forthcoming novel The Anatomy of Dreams.

  • Laura Jones reports that the Madison Symphony Orchestra's HeartStrings program for disabled audiences has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

  • Joshua M. Miller discusses folk artist Jeremiah Nelson's new EP, Whittier.

  • Joe Engle previews rapper Lyrics Born's performance at Marquette Waterfront Fest.

  • Jessica Steinhoff reports on the return of the BandSwap program with Fort Collins, Colorado.

  • Dean Robbins falls for a young journalist fighting leukemia in ABC Family's Chasing Life.

  • Scott Renshaw loves director Doug Liman's focus on relationships in the sci-fi thriller Edge of Tomorrow.

  • Kimberley Jones appreciates the measured storytelling in the teen love story The Fault in Our Stars.
  • AndrĂ© Darlington encounters shortcomings at Short Stack Eatery.

  • Michael Popke surveys the kids musicians taking part in the upcoming Make Music Madison.

  • Tell All defends Madison's single men.

  • Kristian Knutsen compiles favored spots to watch the FIFA World Cup.

  • Dan Seiter weighs in on the NBA Finals.

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