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Worst politicians, 1964, Gallery 99, Rosie's in the July 4 issue of Isthmus

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

  • Judith Davidoff and writers at alternative newsweeklies around the nation report on America's worst politicians.

  • Stu Levitan reports on Freedom Summer in 1964 Madison.

  • Dave Cieslewicz explains how driverless cars will transform Madison.

  • Laura Jones tells the story of Gallery 99, which hosts pop-up art exhibitions in unconventional venues around town.

  • Sandy Tabachnick reports on the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra's latest round of contract negotiations.

  • John W. Barker is taken by a pair of masterpieces performed at the final Bach Dancing & Dynamite program of the summer.

  • Julia Burke discusses Liquid, a ritzy new lounge inside Segredo that will host acoustic performers, jazz acts and more.

  • Brent Stewart interviews Texas singer-songwriter Jon Dee Graham, whose song "Big Sweet Life" inspired the name of a beer made by Wisconsin Brewing.

  • Dean Robbins admires MTV's Finding Carter for having fun with a grim premise.

  • Kimberley Jones calls the title character of Tammy a hard-to-watch buffoon.

  • William Goss says Earth to Echo's alien is adorable but notes that the plot isn't very original.
  • Kyle Nabilcy finds Rosie's Coffee Bar and Bakery offers high-end coffees, fanciful treats, and a go-to breakfast sandwich.

  • Linda Falkenstein talks with long-distance bicyclist and author Brian Benson about his new memoir, Going Somewhere.

  • Michael Popke tags along with the Dane County Youth Conservation Corps on a work day.

  • Tell All hears from two gay men who aren't so hot on getting hitched.

  • Dan Seiter aims squarely at the hapless Milwaukee Bucks.

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