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Dog breeders, Union Theater, Clutch Sound, Flying Hound in the June 27 issue of Isthmus

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

  • Linda Falkenstein investigates Wisconsin's three-year-old dog seller licensing law and its impact on the problem of puppy mills.

  • Joe Tarr reports that a petition drive to check large subsidies by the city of Madison has changed hands.

  • Joe Tarr reports that city fees are deterring residents from building backyard housing units.

  • Joe Tarr reports that Dane County could weigh in on Judge Doyle Square.

  • Julia Burke reports on a new UW-Madison sustainability certificate program that will use the campus as a laboratory.

  • Julia Burke reports on a new center at UW-Madison to help veterans access funding and adjust to campus life.

  • Dave Cieslewicz thinks Gov. Scott Walker's poor jobs record will count against him more than the John Doe revelations.

  • Gwen Rice discusses how the new and improved Wisconsin Union Theater looks to the future while respecting its architectural heritage.

  • Becky Holmes peeks inside Central Library's Media Lab, which brims with free professional tools for making digital art, building videogames and recording music.

  • Jennifer A. Smith finds rich imagery in the Chazen's A Passion for Photography, which features black-and-white portraits of 20th-century art stars like Piet Mondrian and Marcel Duchamp.

  • Gwen Rice says American Players Theatre's Much Ado About Nothing places a special emphasis on the love that lies beneath a couple's bickering and trickery.

  • Joe Tarr reports on a new music venue Frank Productions is planning for the Capitol East corridor.

  • Mike Popke chats with Brian Liston, the owner of Clutch Sound, a new recording studio where Smart Studios used to be.

  • Ben Munson interviews the masked surf-rock monsters of Daikaiju, who are set to play Mickey's Tavern.

  • Dean Robbins likes a pair of lusty lawyers in CBS's Reckless.

  • Kenneth Burns reviews Ida, a moving drama about a nun-in-training who discovers some shocking secrets about her family.

  • Julia Burke flys out to Fitchburg to test poutine and more at the Flying Hound.

  • Linda Falkenstein reports on the new tasting menu at L'Etoile.

  • Linda Falkenstein visits the happy cafe space at Brittingham Boats.

  • Jay Rath looks back to the early days of Madison green space, as the Madison Park and Pleasure Drive Association turns 120.

  • Tell All hears two views on a case of romantic sabotage.

  • Dan Seiter is optimistic about the Brewers not falling apart (and it being okay even if they do).

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