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Poker, web celebs, Hong Kong Station, Forward Fest in the August 14 issue of Isthmus

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

  • Seth Jovaag reports on the poker underground and efforts to legalize the game in Wisconsin.

  • Joe Tarr reports on Madison's newest state representative: Lisa Subeck.

  • Joe Tarr reports on progress at the redeveloped Edgewater Hotel, which is expected to officially open in September.

  • Joe Tarr reports on Bikeabout, a new program that helps bikers navigate Madison and other cities.

  • Noah Phillips takes stock of Communities United, which brings together social justice activists for networking and education.

  • Ruth Conniff denounces the Wisconsin Supreme Court for upholding the needless voter ID law.

  • Dylan Brogan explains how five creative locals have made a big splash on the web with podcasts, blogs, YouTube videos and more.

  • Jessica Steinhoff stops by two summery art shows at the James Watrous Gallery in Overture Center.

  • Amelia Fontella says American Players Theatre nails the dark humor in The Seagull, an 1895 play by short-story master Anton Chekhov.

  • Ben Munson chats with Sinking Suns about a new, revenge-themed EP.

  • Julia Burke describes how Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen are revolutionizing the bluegrass scene as the group gets set to play the High Noon Saloon.

  • Dean Robbins admires Sean Bean's tour de force as an undercover agent in TNT's Legends.

  • Scott Renshaw says Woody Allen recycles a lot of old material in his frothy new feature Magic in the Moonlight.

  • Marjorie Baumgarten discusses how the Dude helped bring The Giver to the big screen.

  • André Darlington finds Hong Kong Station to be a worthy, authentic noodle shop.

  • Michael Popke explains what the Madison Area Sports Commission is and why they have been so darn successful.

  • Liz Merfeld previews this year's Forward Fest.

  • Tell All comforts a man worried about exposing his young son to the facts of life.

  • David Petroff looks at two key rulings that impact NCAA sports.

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