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Pam Jahnke, free lunch, classical music, Palmyra in the July 11 issue of Isthmus

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

  • Tamara Dean profiles radio host Pam Jahnke, a.k.a. the Fabulous Farm Babe.

  • Judith Davidoff looks at the potential fallout of the Hobby Lobby decision.

  • Judith Davidoff reports that a Madison commission will be reconsidering the city's ban on dogs in parks.

  • Catherine Capellaro reports that Madison's high-poverty schools could be serving free meals to all students this fall.

  • Bruce Murphy argues that new federal environmental requirements won't hurt our economy, as the business lobby claims.

  • Sandy Tabachnick previews Madison's 2014-15 classical music season.

  • Marie Loeffler is stirred by the Copland performed in the Independence Day edition of Concerts on the Square event.

  • Jennifer A. Smith says Sarah Day gives a tour de force performance as Joan Didion in American Players Theatre's The Year of Magical Thinking.

  • Laura Jones discusses Michael Owen, the artist behind the mural going up on the side of Plan B.

  • Ben Munson presents a guide to the live music at La Fête de Marquette, which is returning to Central Park.

  • Ben Munson discusses singer the intelligent approach to violent subject matter on Are We There, the new album by Sharon Van Etten, who is performing at the UW Memorial Union Terrace.

  • Dean Robbins get sucked in by FX's vampire thriller The Strain.

  • Jessica Steinhoff says The Double, Richard Ayoade's retelling of a Dostoevsky novella that UW Cinematheque is screening, is both intoxicating and infuriating to watch.

  • Scott Renshaw says Begin Again seems like a reheated leftovers from director John Carney's beloved indie musical, Once.

  • Linda Falkenstein finds spicy chicken kefta and worthy app-style dips at Palmyra Mediterranean Grill.

  • Carrie Anton paddles her way through a SUP yoga class.

  • Close to Home: Andy Moore reflects on the opening of the new Central Park.

  • Tell All comforts an old-fashioned letter writer who' bereft in the age of Facebook.

  • Dan Seiter thinks the Mallards have a good second half upcoming.

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