The news site of Madison Area Technical College

The Clarion

‘Get Out’ offers horror, comedy, reality

‘Get Out’ offers horror, comedy, reality

Sedgwick Smith Jr., Managing Editor
March 22
Filed under Arts & Culture

During a time period where racial discrimination is resurfacing, director Jordan Peele brings us “Get Out,” an incredible, mind-blowing movie that offers elements of horror, comedy, and reality in a uniquely displayed social satire. With a $4.5 million budget in his Hollywood film debut, Peele...

‘The Good Fight’ on CBS is off to a good start

‘The Good Fight’ on CBS is off to a good start

Bailey Ayres, Sports Editor
March 22
Filed under Arts & Culture

“The Good Fight” is the first series on the new CBS streaming service called CBS All Access, where CBS stream some of their series online. “The Good Fight” is a political and legal show that follows the lives of two lawyers. One is just starting out and the other was about to retire before a...

Thundercat’s album ‘Drunk’ is a genre meltingpot

Thundercat’s album ‘Drunk’ is a genre meltingpot

Adrienne Oliva, Staff Writer
March 22
Filed under Arts & Culture

Thundercat’s new album, “Drunk,” pushes the limits of the concept of a genre. Thundercat’s newest effort combines so many genres that the word “genre” loses its meaning. This album has features of jazz, funk, R&B, rap, and electronic, but it is impossible to limit “Drunk” by categorizing...

Madison College’s Big Band heading to Germany

Madison College’s Big Band heading to Germany

Jamie Kember, Madison College Big Band Director
March 22
Filed under Arts & Culture, Top Stories

The Madison College Big Band is hosting a meet and greet on Saturday, April 1 from 7:30 – 10 p.m. at the Mitby Theater. Anyone is welcome to attend the free event and enjoy complimentary drinks and dessert while getting to know the band and hearing some of the repertoire they will perform this coming...

Truax Gallery show features work of students from across the college

Truax Gallery show features work of students from across the college

James Roufus, Staff Writer
March 1
Filed under Arts & Culture

The Yahara Journal Student Art Show opened on Feb. 20 and will remain on display in the Truax Gallery until March 31. A reception for the show has been scheduled for Thursday, March 2, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Yahara Journal is a student-run publication that started back in 1994 as just an untitled...

These four stops offer a caffeinated tour of town

These four stops offer a  caffeinated tour of town

Brighid Monahan, Arts and Culture Editor
March 1
Filed under Arts & Culture

Looking for a good coffee spot in Madison? Here are some options. Ground Zero Coffee 744 Williamson St, Madison Ground Zero Coffee is located on the eclectic center street of Madison Ground Zero, in a relaxed shop with map-covered walls and photos of explosive atom bombs foaming out of coffee c...

The XX demonstrates modern love songs at their best

The XX demonstrates modern love songs at their best

Adrienne Oliva, Staff Writer
March 1
Filed under Arts & Culture

The XX exhibits the complexities of love on their newest album “I See You.” This album refrains from black and white thinking, neither demonizing or celebrating the idea of love. Instead, it explores the grey areas of love, such as loving someone you should not, hiding your emotions from your partner,...

New TV series based on classic comic

New TV series based on classic comic

Bridgid Monahan, Arts and Culture Editor
March 1
Filed under Arts & Culture

When you think of Archie, you might think of the comic series, which follows a “normal and relatable” boy. But a murder, a student’s affair with a teacher, or a girl shrouded in mystery, don’t come to mind. But that’s what happens in the new TV series “Riverdale,” on the CW, based off...

Local chef Tory Miller offers advice and stories during ‘Chef Series’

Local chef Tory Miller offers advice and  stories during ‘Chef Series’

Alison Ahlgrim, News Editor
March 1
Filed under Arts & Culture, Top Stories

Local celebrity chef and James Beard Award-winner Tory Miller spoke and did a cooking demo in front of about 50 people as part of the Madison College Center for Entrepreneurship’s “Chef Series” on Feb. 22. The series showcases Madison College’s new culinary facilities, while also providing inspiration...

‘Split’ has lots of personality and unanswered questions

‘Split’ has lots of personality and unanswered questions

Jessica Deegan, Staff Writer
February 15
Filed under Arts & Culture

M. Night Shyamalan, writer and producer of the latest thriller, “Split,” creates 28 extraordinary characters, 24 of them, however, are the same person. As mental disorders have always interested the public, Shyamalan’s film gives light to individuals suffering from dissociative identity disorder....

Diversity in the Oscars still a work in progress

Diversity in the Oscars still a work in progress

Adrienne Oliva, Staff Writer
February 15
Filed under Arts & Culture

For the last 6 years, I have guessed the winner of The Oscars’ Best Picture award correctly. You may be wondering how I’ve done this. It’s not because I’m a movie expert, or that I’m lucky. In the words of Billy Zane from “Titanic,” the 1998 Best Picture winner: “Real men make their...

New album from Run the Jewels offers dissidence a voice

Adrienne Oliva, Staff Writer
February 15
Filed under Arts & Culture

What does the revolution sound like to you? Rappers Killer Mike and El-P answer that question for themselves with their newest album, “Run the Jewels 3.” With this album, Run the Jewels (RTJ) has released their most politically charged effort to date. Killer Mike and El-P offer a well-timed album...

The news site of Madison Area Technical College
Arts & Culture