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Thursday, December 25, 2014 |  Madison, WI: 41.0° F  Mostly Cloudy
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Overture plus 10, same-sex marriage, MadRollinPinball in the August 7 issue of Isthmus
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What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:

  • Gwen Rice chronicles struggles, triumphs and noteworthy performances from Overture Center's first 10 years and discusses some ways the venue is shaping downtown's future.

  • Judith Davidoff breaks down why foes of Wisconsin's domestic partner registry lost in court.

  • A group of local activists argues that cultural representations can reinforce racial disparities.

  • Alan Talaga and Jon Lyons wonder just when same-sex marriage will come to Wisconsin.

  • Bruce Murphy explains why Scott Walker's gubernatorial campaign is using liberal talking points.

  • Laura Jones tells the story behind a new Municipal Building mural that highlights the history of human rights in Madison.

  • Joe Engle discovers why local punk band Masked Intruder want to star in a Madison Police Department incident report.

  • Julia Burke asks Caroline Smith about her transition from melancholy folk artist to content and confident soul diva.

  • Dean Robbins likes the brash heroine of Bravo's reality series Jersey Belle.

  • Kenneth Burns ponders Life Itself, Steve James' new documentary about Roger Ebert, and notes how the departed film critic influenced his own writing career.

  • Marjorie Baumgarten declares Richard Linklater's Boyhood a masterpiece of the coming-of-age genre.

  • Kristian Knutsen, Julia Burke and Robin Shepard pick highlights from the multitude of Great Taste Eve tappings.

  • IsthmusParents.com: Candice Wagener reports on Tri 4 Schools and the upcoming Middleton Kids Triathlon.

  • Adam Powell visits with Hilton Jones of Madison Pinball in advance of September's MadRollinPinball competition.

  • Tell All hears a passionate defense of same-sex marriage.

  • Dan Seiter ponders the legitimacy of the Badgers as a college football national powerhouse.

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