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Talking comics with Jeff Butler: Cartooning and comics offer a way to combine storytelling with artistry

Talking comics with Jeff Butler: Cartooning and comics offer a way to combine storytelling with artistry

Matt Withers, Arts Editor

October 11, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

The world of comics has come a long way from its origins in the ‘60s. Comic books and superheroes went from a niche genre to the biggest blockbuster events of the year. To get a perspective on the rise of comics I spoke to one of Madison College’s art teachers, Jeff Butler, about his experience...

A visit to Ramen Station

A visit to Ramen Station

Tiffany Jones, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

Ramen is on the rise all over the United States, including right here in Madison. The city has some well-known old standby restaurants, like Umami. It also has some newer ramen restaurants like Ramen Station, located just off Park Street in the Bay Creek Neighborhood, not too far from downtown Madison....

‘Troll 2’ may be the worst ever

‘Troll 2’ may be the worst ever

Joe Greenberg, Advertising Representative

October 11, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

Forrest Gump, Rocky, The Departed, and The Godfather have all won Academy Awards for Best Picture. But what makes these movies great? Is it the memorable characters? Their cohesive plots? A well written script? One thing’s for sure, those movies possess all of these traits, however, the movie we’re...

Tour the city’s best taco hotspots

Tiffany Jones, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

Students who are trying to stretch their food dollars should consider trying a tour of some of the taco hotspots in the city. Here are four restaurants that offer super affordable taco specials. BelAir Cantina This Mexican fusion restaurant combines the fresh flavors of California and the vibrant ...

Primus redefines their sound on ‘The Desaturating Seven’

Primus redefines their sound  on ‘The Desaturating Seven’

Adrienne Oliva, Editor in Chief

October 11, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

With song subject matter ranging from the desire to be a fisherman, to a beaver that might possibly be a porcupine in disguise, it is understandable that many first time Primus listeners might perceive the band as just a little strange. Primus is known for being experimental, and this experimentation...

Netflix’s new ‘mockumentary’ an instant classic

Netflix’s new ‘mockumentary’ an instant classic

Matt Withers, Arts Editor

October 11, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

It’s an average day when tragedy strikes Hanover High School. Someone drew phallic imagery on 27 cars in the faculty parking lot. “American Vandal” belongs to a genre I didn’t realize I’ve been desperately missing: a mockumentary. A mockumentary is a comedy that disguises itself has a serious...

Disney expands the ‘Star Wars’ empire

Andrew Kicmol, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

When Disney took over the Star Wars galaxy, they threw out the old “Star Wars Legends” books and created their own official canon. Under that umbrella is the show “Star Wars Rebels.” The show focuses around a small crew of rebels on their ship, the Ghost, and their attempts to disrupt the...

Chef series to showcase Chicago’s Bill Kim

Mario Gasparri, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

Madison has long been recognized as a food lover’s paradise and Madison College’s Culinary Arts Program is doing its part to contribute to this scene. In 2016 the Culinary School renovated its kitchen which had stood since 1986 creating a much larger space with brand-new, state-of-the-art equipment...

Orient House offers truly authentic Chinese food

Mary Joan Nastri, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

It’s hard to find authentic Chinese food anywhere. Don’t get me wrong, I have my favorite ubiquitous Chinese dishes like sesame chicken and chicken with broccoli. But if you’re ready for something traditional with a modern twist, pay a visit to the new Orient House. I always discover something...

Inner Realities on display at Gallery 211

Inner Realities on display at Gallery 211

Krista Olson-Lehman, Copy Editor

October 11, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Top Stories

One step into the 211 Gallery in the Downtown Campus and you might be struck by some of the earthen-hued ceramics, bold colored paintings with intricate framing, or the large mixed media piece that takes up a large part of one wall. The gallery is currently hosting "Inner Realities," an art show aiming...

Film adaptation of ‘IT’ faithful to the novel

Mary Marks, Staff Writer

September 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

Twenty-seven years after 1990 release of horrifying mini-series starring Tim Curry, the 2017 film adaptation of “IT” grants readers of Stephen King’s enormous novel a mostly-faithful representation of Derry, Maine, and the events that occurred there. Although not all aspects of horror were transferred...

‘Walking Dead’ season 7 set the stage for ‘All Out War’

Joe Greenberg, Advertising Representative

September 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

On Halloween 2010, American Movie Classics (AMC) debuted their new show “The Walking Dead” based on the comic book of the same name. Zombie fans rejoiced as they now had a weekly television series they could sink their teeth into. Fast forward seven years, the show has become AMC’s most popular...

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