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Smashing Pumpkins concert in Madison brings back memories

Smashing Pumpkins concert in Madison brings back memories

Tara Olivia Martens, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

Smashing Pumpkins arrived in Madison for their sold out show at the Sylvee  on Nov. 28. Alternative rock is the name of the game for Smashing Pumpkins – a style of music that emerged from the rebellious sound of the ‘80s underground music. Madison has embraced the “grunge” culture an...

Rami Malek shines as Freddy Mercury

Rami Malek shines as Freddy Mercury

Damara Gillett, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

Released in theaters in time for the 27th anniversary of Queen singer Freddie Mercury’s passing, “Bohemian Rhapsody” is a cinematic tribute based on the formation of the band and Mercury’s life from the beginning of his musical career to its conclusion. “Bohemian Rhapsody” plays out in simila...

Holiday specials peaked with 1974’s ‘The Year Without a Santa Claus’

Holiday specials peaked with 1974’s ‘The Year Without a Santa Claus’

Sean Bull, Broadcast Manager & Staff Writer

December 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Top Stories

Late 2018 has been a weird time for pop culture. Smash Mouth’s “All Star” is now classic rock. The years don’t stop coming, indeed. If that excites you, I’m guessing you’ll also be thrilled to hear that this year’s big Christmas movie stars Kurt Russell as the sassiest Santa ever put ...

Remembering Stan ‘The Man’ Lee

Remembering Stan ‘The Man’ Lee

Matt Withers, Arts Editor

November 21, 2018


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Lee’s career began in 1941 at age 17 when he wrote a small section of a Captain America comic. It was 20 years later where he firmly cemented his legacy. When Lee was an editor, he was tasked with revitalizing Marvel’s superhero catalogue in response to rival company DC.

Grindelwald’s biggest crime? An unfocused plot

Grindelwald’s biggest crime? An unfocused plot

Sean Bull, Staff Writer

November 21, 2018


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This spoiler-free review has to start with a sentence I never thought I’d say: I owe Johnny Depp an apology. In the first “Fantastic Beasts,” Colin Farrell’s duplicitous American auror, Percival Greaves, was one of my favorite performances. The eventual reveal that Greaves was working agains...

‘Year One’ a disappointing foray into new genre

‘Year One’ a disappointing foray into new genre

Jennifer Reinfried, Business Director

November 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

Nora Roberts is a name many people are familiar with, even if they haven’t read any of her work. She specializes in romance novels, having written hundreds in multiple series and standalone alike. Roberts has won multiple awards, even getting the title “America’s Favorite Novelist” by The New...

‘Mister Miracle’ a perfect comic run

Matt Withers, Arts Editor

November 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

It’s a bittersweet feeling when one of your favorite series comes to an end. On one hand it’s nice to know that it didn’t have extra books to ruin the legacy and story it created. On the other hand its over and the reader is left craving more. “Mister Miracle” is a near perfect comic series....

EMBRACE: a global styling fashion show

EMBRACE: a global styling fashion show

Tara Olivia Martens, Staff Writer

November 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Top Stories

The second annual Madison College “Embrace Fashion Show” was a display of ethnic pride, memories of oppression and voices from the past with memories meant to shed light on our future. With each piece displayed during the Nov. 16 show at the Truax Campus, individual student designers shared their ...

ONE SMALL MISSTEP FOR MANKIND?

ONE SMALL MISSTEP FOR MANKIND?

Sean Bull, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

From the first minute, “First Man” grips the viewer. Gone is the rhythmic polish of director Damien Chazelle’s previous films. Where watching “La La Land” gave a feeling of floating along, some distance away from the main protagonists, “First Man” shoves the viewer right in the cockpit with Neil Armstrong.

The newest Justice League ‘Odyssey’

The newest Justice League ‘Odyssey’

Matt Withers, Arts Editor

November 7, 2018


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After DC comics writer Scott Snyder penned the events of “Dark Knights: Metal” he promised he would change the foundations of DC Universe as we know it. Following the end of Metal, he’s followed through on that promise, by taking up the reigns of the “Justice League” and bringing in two o...

K-Pop band EXO says ‘Don’t Mess Up My Tempo’

Antilica Xiong, Graphic Designer

November 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

On Nov. 2, EXO released its new album “Don’t Mess Up My Tempo – The 5TH Album.” The album consists of 11 new songs with a groove style, but also has some slower jazz, r&b and throwback summer styles. If you aren’t familiar with EXO they are one of the popular K-POP boy groups in South Kore...

A SEAT AT THE EMPTY TABLE

A SEAT AT THE EMPTY TABLE

Arsenio Sorrell, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Top Stories

Imagine being responsible for putting together a script for a stage production completely from scratch.  What would you write about? What topic would you cover? Genre? Who would you want to work with you? These are vital questions you would have to ask yourself if you were put in the position to...

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