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‘Blade Runner’ Impressive effort creates sequel the franchise deserves

‘Blade Runner’ Impressive effort creates sequel the franchise deserves

Matt Withers, Arts Editor

October 24, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

Creating a sequel that is on par with the its original is difficult, creating a sequel when the original is a pillar of sci-fi like “Blade Runner” is even harder. That’s why it’s so impressive that “Blade Runner 2049” not only matches the first quality, but in many ways surpasses it. The...

Heritage Habitat show on display at Truax Gallery

Mary Joan Nastri, Staff Writer

October 24, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

Artists Ginger-Owen-Murakami and Vicki Vanameyden are showcasing their 2013 six-sculpturally large pieces, and three of the pieces are currently at the Madison College Truax Gallery as part of the Heritage Habitats show. The exhibit displays family photos of the artists and pictures from the 1920s...

‘The Princess Saves Herself’ offers collection of life lessons

Melyna Acolsta, Staff Writer

October 24, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

“The Princess Saves Herself In This One” is a collection of poems, courtesy of Amanda Lovelace, and her all-too-relatable emotions. Lovelace’s poems reflect life and all of its traumas. The storyline is a recounting of her life and it’s divided up into four separate sections: the princess,...

Take a trip back in time, drop in at Stalzy’s Deli

Tiffany Jones, Staff Writer

October 24, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

Tucked away on Atwood Avenue, Stalzy’s Deli is a local favorite among Madison’s east side. They’ve been cranking out awesome sandwiches to local Madisonians since 2011. Stalzy’s takes you a step back in time to a classic New York style deli filled with hand crafted chalkboards, an impressive...

The Moth is holding a Grand Slam at the Barrymore

Mary Marks, Staff Writer

October 24, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

The Moth brings its inaugural Grand Slam to Madison’s Barrymore Theatre on Oct. 27. The Moth is an international nonprofit organization whose goal is to create a safe space and sense of community for storytellers. This is accomplished by an intentionally loose structure in their monthly slams (StorySLAMS),...

Atrium Bakery brings a taste of class to all

Atrium Bakery brings a taste of class to all

Mary Marks, Staff Writer

October 24, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

Students in the Baking and Decorative Arts program spend their mornings baking so that they can supply the school with fresh treats daily. Here at Truax, the Atrium Bakery is a pretty popular place. Students tend to think of it as an industry-level bakery, which means many students don't realize it is...

Creative writing instructor releases his first poetry book

Mario Gasparri, Staff Writer

October 24, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

After journaling poems for the last 15 years, Madison College instructor Guy Thorvaldsen has released his very first book of poetry titled, “Going to Miss Myself When I’m Gone." Thorvaldsen is an accredited writer, with his poems having been published by numerous magazines. He was a nominee for...

Fashion show raises funds for Domestic Abuse Intervention Services

Fashion show raises funds for Domestic Abuse Intervention Services

Mason Flanagan, Staff Writer

October 24, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Top Stories

Madison’s own Domestic Abuse Intervention Services, colloquially known as DAIS, hosts an annual fashion show that functions both as a fundraiser for as well as a celebration of the survivors of domestic abuse. This year the event was titled “#DressforDAIS” and was hosted across State St. from Madison...

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 ...

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