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Support your local musician

I've done some commenting the past two weeks about our popular music coverage and the permutations among our troika of popular music critics, Rich Albertoni, Jessica Steinhoff and Andy Moore. Now, out of left field, we have a popular music cover story by an entirely different observer, former Isthmus editor Marc Eisen. >More
 Growing pains

Gangs in Madison, it is said, are a relatively new phenomenon. But they are here and some people have been paying attention to them, notably the police and some ex-gang members who work with the groups to try and channel their energies into productive activities. All this I know from staff writer Joe Tarr's cover story, "Life After Gangs." >More
 Musical chairs

As we enter the fall season, the kickoff time of year for so many of Madison's traditions, we have taken the opportunity to rearrange the furniture in the music room. That means, gentle reader, that we have altered the lineup of our core pop music commentators. >More
 How to build a champion

By the time you read this, the University of Wisconsin may have already played its first football game. If that is not the case, then tonight, Sept. 1, we find out if all the hype attached to this edition of the Badgers is warranted when they take on the University of Nevada (Las Vegas) at Camp Randall stadium to open a milestone 2011 season. >More
 Special delivery

If it's issue number 34, then it must be Annual Manual week. As always happens, except in years of abnormal astrological juxtaposition, the magnum opus of the Isthmus Publishing Company, the publication that started a nationwide trend, comes out on this week, signaling the imminent end of summer and the beginning of the school year. >More
 Batter up!

Now that the guy who wrote the popular "Watchdog" recedes into the sunset, his replacement steps up to the plate this week with the first installment of her regular news column. We just aren't sure what to call it. >More
 Better days

We're halfway through August, and we have a lot behind us. Not all, but a lot. The result of Tuesday's recalls left us with a pretty good idea of the turmoil to come in the next three years. But for one more special election, the matter of citizen redress is over for the time being. Let's look ahead to more pleasant things. >More
 Editor in the building

Well, it's the beginning of August and we finally have our replacement for Bill Lueders in the building. We're happy to welcome the new news editor, Judith Davidoff, to the joys of Isthmus life. Or should I say welcome her back. She's been down this road before. >More
 Changing Times

Between last issue and this, a contingent from Isthmus enjoyed the attractions of New Orleans as we attended the annual convention of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies (during which said association amended its name to the Association of Alternative Newsmedia, to reflect the multiple platforms we all now utilize to deliver our content). So we are all freshly attuned to the rigors of modern-day media. >More
 Too darn hot

Is being a lesbian the greatest hurdle Tammy Baldwin must overcome in a possible quest to replace Herb Kohl as a U.S. senator from Wisconsin? That would be most people's first conclusion, and it's the question Jay Rath poses to veteran political observers in our cover story, "Tammy Baldwin, Senator?" >More
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