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The fast-growing chain, Dave’s Hot Chicken, has expanded into Madison, with a new store on the east side of the city. If you like chicken, give it a try.

Dave’s Hot Chicken a new option on Madison’s east side

Dexter Cruse, Staff Writer May 2, 2023

Dave’s Hot Chicken has recently exploded across America. Dave’s was founded in Los Angeles in 2017 with only one location. Now with over 100 locations, Dave’s is trying to take over the fast-food...

The UW Varsity Band performed in the Kohl Center and captivated another audience of fans April 21-22.

Marching back into the Kohl Center

Kelly Feng, Managing Editor May 2, 2023

There’s nothing quite like the UW Marching Band, and its annual spring show gives it a well-earned spotlight. Under the signature red concert lights and pyrotechnics, the April 2023 UW Varsity Band...

Discovering identity and family history: ‘Dreams from My Father’

Iman Alrashid, Copy Editor May 2, 2023

“Dreams from My Father” is a memoir written by Barack Obama, which delves into the themes of race and inheritance. As the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author, Obama shares his life story through...

Quad Con a fun free for all

Bailey Hanson, Staff Writer May 2, 2023

Have you ever wanted to go to a convention? Perhaps one was too far away or expensive? Well then have I got the show for you! Quad Con is a small convention that takes place in various spaces around the...

Animated shows look at the lives of demons

Grant Nelson, Staff Writer May 2, 2023

Two animated online shows I have come to love are “Helluva Boss” and “Hazbin Hotel,” both by the artist Vivienne “ViviziePop” Medrano. The shows take place in the rings of hell and...

Enjoy reading ‘The Shadows of Mindor’

Grant Nelson, Staff Writer May 2, 2023

A book for any “Star Wars” fan to start off with is “Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor.” Taking place one year after “Return of the Jedi,” the book centers on the battle of Mindor between...

Two ‘Star Wars’ trilogies that you should read

Grant Nelson, Staff Writer May 2, 2023

Two book series I love are the original “Star Wars” trilogy sequels, “Heir to the Empire” saga and “The Jedi Academy Trilogy.” These books follow the conflicts between the New Republic...

Paramore singer Hayley Williams performs during When We Were Young music festival at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds on Oct. 23, 2022, in Las Vegas. (Ellen Schmidt / Las Vegas Review-Journal / TNS)

‘This Is Why’ succeeds but only partially

Paul Becker, Staff Writer May 2, 2023

Paramore recently released their sixth studio album on Feb. 10, and it certainly speaks to the band’s future 20 years in. Hayley Williams’ potent choppy and velvety vocals are joined by previous bandmates...

My Roast Beets and Grapefruit recipe is actually a mashup of two other recipes, but turned out very well. (Michelle Meyer / Clarion)

Creativity in the kitchen makes cents

Michelle Meyer, Staff Writer April 19, 2023

I challenge myself. I search. I find. I try new things. I discover. I experience joy. Over and over, my relationship with local produce is awakened, inspiring me to approach grocery shopping as a challenge,...

‘Celeste’ acknowledges anxiety, introduces ways of approaching it

Craig McKinley, Staff Writer April 19, 2023

Mental health is an important topic that often lacks the discussion it warrants. It’s sometimes covered in different types of media, and mediums such as games do this even less often. With all that said,...

Sophia Lillis as Doric, a tiefling druid, in Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves.(Paramount Pictures and eOne/TNS)

‘Honor Among Thieves’ an impressive film

Grant Nelson, Staff Writer April 19, 2023

I saw the movie “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” and was blown away by everything about the film. The fictional world was so alive and filled with magic and whimsy at every turn. There...

Come one, come all! Show times around town

Jordan Hake, Staff Writer April 19, 2023

Coming to a stage near you! Are you from the Madison area? Do you enjoy live theater? Find a city near you and see what might be going on this summer. Check out if you...

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