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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...

Foo Fighters add power with sound dynamics: Listeners will enjoy the left hook to the face that they get from ‘Concrete and Gold’

Adrienne Oliva, Editor in Chief

September 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

The Foo Fighter’s songs will often punch you in the face with sound, and it’s my favorite thing about them. The Foo Fighters have always been masters of sound dynamics. Their songs will often go from very quiet to very loud within one second. The theme of the sound dynamics throughout the Foo...

Comic’s Mr. Oz is a compelling villain to battle Superman

Matt Withers, Arts Editor

September 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

The comic book “Action Comics #987” aims to answer one of the biggest mysteries in the current DC universe. For the past year, there has been a mysterious character stealing characters, such as Robin, from the world, locking them away, and monitoring Superman from the shadows. This character is Mr....

‘Rick and Morty’ season 3: Adultswim cartoon explores humanity’s place in the universe

Mario Gasparri, Staff Writer

September 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s “Rick and Morty” is now in the midst of its third season, and has once again stunned viewers, resulting in its highest rated and most watched season yet. The first two seasons saw the development of complex characters and dynamics, which has led to Season 3 delving...

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art presents ‘In The Space of Elsewhere’

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art presents ‘In The Space of Elsewhere’

Krista Olson-Lehman, Copy Editor

September 13, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

Do you ever stop to notice how light plays off the objects in your environment? Artist Sonja Thomsen aims to show us the ways that light can dance and play, “in the space of elsewhere.” Her current exhibit “in the space of elsewhere” spans the length of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art’s...

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