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Crosswalks, drive-ins, Suwanasak Thai, Paddle & Portage in the July 13 issue of Isthmus

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

  • Mary Ellen Bell takes an in-depth look at how drivers still don't yield to pedestrians in crosswalks.

  • Judith Davidoff reports on Overture's successful fundraising campaign.

  • Judith Davidoff looks at how redistricting has caused local Democrats to shift districts.

  • Mary Reardon reports on how citizen advocates pressured Madison to open an investigation into well water pollution.

  • Ruth Conniff sees Scott Walker's influence in the national GOP.

  • Jay Rath looks at nearby drive-in movie theaters -- and warns that they're threatened by the digital transition.

  • Jessica Steinhoff checks in with the Volunteer Musicians Brigade, whose members entertain nursing home residents.

  • Scott Gordon profiles the Wake Up Madagascar Tour, which makes a stop at La Fête de Marquette.

  • Amelia Cook reviews Building Taliesin, journalist Ron McCrea's book about Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece of a house.

  • Dean Robbins says that blunt-talking Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen makes for riveting television on Showtime's The Franchise.

  • Marjorie Baumgarten says Savages is a hallucinatory return to lurid filmmaking for Oliver Stone, and Kimberly Jones suggests that with Ice Age: Continental Drift, the franchise is running out of steam.

  • Marcelle Richards loves Suwanasak Thai. Seriously. Love.

  • Adam Powell discusses how online communities are changing with the changing times.

  • Who are those fools carrying their canoes up Hamilton Street, you ask? Jay Rath looks back at Paddle and Portage.

  • Jason Joyce ponders the Brewers slump. Rickie Weeks, we need you!

  • Tell All counsels a disgruntled local Catholic.

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