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Board games, videogames, New Year's, Sol's in the December 20 issue of Isthmus

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

  • Adam Powell champions the new breed of board game and shares his top picks.

  • Joe Tarr looks at the public cost of financing Judge Doyle Square.

  • Joe Tarr reports on the parking consequences of Judge Doyle Square.

  • Ben Siegel reports on a new study that looks at the potential positive impacts of videogames.

  • Ruth Conniff calls out the state for messing up union recertification elections.

  • Julia Burke, Joe Engle, Lanni Solochek and Jessica Steinhoff preview 40 promising New Year's Eve parties.

  • Katie Reiser especially loves the Dewdrop Fairy's dancing in Madison Ballet's latest edition of The Nutcracker.

  • Amelia Cook Fontella says Four Seasons Theatre's production of The Fantasticks is charming, dreamlike and a little strange, just as it should be.

  • Laura Jones chats with one of the stars of Guys on Ice, a Wisconsin-set comedy about buddies on an ice-fishing trip that's returning to the Barrymore.

  • Jessica Steinhoff charts the evolution of The Flavor That Kills, a local act that went from '70s-inspired rock band to Motown-inspired soul group.

  • Joshua M. Miller asks .357 String Band's Joseph Huber about his solo career in advance of his show at the High Noon Saloon.

  • Dean Robbins discovers a long-forgotten Christmas episode of I Love Lucy.

  • MaryAnn Johanson says Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is zanier than the original tale of '70s TV reporter Ron Burgundy.

  • Scott Renshaw wonders why Saving Mr. Banks, the story behind the making of Mary Poppins, isn't as whimsical as the magical nanny herself.

  • Andre Darlington likes the classic Korean menu at Sol's on the Square.

  • Linda Falkenstein finds there's much ado about 'cue these days.

  • Close to Home: Andy Moore is on painkillers. Need we say more?

  • Tell All advises a woman oppressed by social media at Christmastime.

  • Dan Seiter celebrates Bo Ryan's Badgers.

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