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Clean Lakes, Madison Rotary, Patrick Sims, food carts in the April 19 issue of Isthmus

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

  • Dave Cieslewicz reports on a new, promising effort to clean up Madison's lakes.

  • Judith Davidoff reports on efforts by hunting critics to change the focus of state wildlife management policy.

  • Stuart Levitan tells the story of the Rotary Club of Madison at 100 years.

  • Nora G. Hertel reports on the diminished role of Dane County Democrats in the state Legislature.

  • Dave Cieslewicz gives a tip of the hat to defeated Madison alderman Tim Bruer.

  • Aaron R. Conklin profiles local actor and theater professor Patrick Sims, director of University Theatre's production of Cloud 9, who's using drama to fuel conversations about race and culture.

  • John W. Barker critiques the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra's season finale featuring soprano Susanna Phillips.

  • Joshua M. Miller compares folk rocker Langhorne Slim to fellow rambler Woody Guthrie.

  • Brian Palmer discusses Josh Ritter's cathartic new album, The Beast in Its Tracks.

  • Scott Gordon presents a primer on the works of noise-rock band Pissed Jeans.

  • Dean Robbins praises Discovery's All the President's Men Revisited, a reevaluation of the Watergate scandal.

  • Kenneth Burns says the film Upstream Color is a poetic as it is mysterious, and Leah Churner proclaims Derek Cianfrance, director of The Place Beyond the Pines, an emerging auteur with "a flair for the sublimely saccharine."

  • Linda Falkenstein visits a few new food carts during opening week of the new vending season.

  • André Darlington's spring optimism extends to a new roster of rosés.

  • Close to Home: Andy Moore reflects on his father's difficulties as a prelude to Mental Health Awareness Month in May.

  • Tell All hears from a woman who disapproves of unplanned drunken sex.

  • Jason Joyce talks to a Madisonian who ran the Boston Marathon, finishing in advance of the blast.

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