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.
- 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.
- IsthmusParents.com: 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.
William Goss says Earth to Echo's alien is adorable but notes that the plot isn't very original.