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Sandler’s latest movie is uncut, but no gem

Hailey Griffin, Arts Editor

January 22, 2020

In the Safdie brother’s most recent movie, “Uncut Gems,” Adam Sandler plays a high-strung, gambling-addicted, wealthy jeweler named Howard. The film takes place in New York; several scenes occur at Howard’s small jewelry shop in Manhattan’s Diamond District. “Uncut Gems” begins as Howard makes ...

Oculus Rift S starting to make VR accessible

Blake Prasch, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

Virtual Reality, at least to me, has seemed far away from becoming affordable to the average person since the release of the original Oculus and HTC Vive. Even if you were to obtain one of these VR sets, there would still be a multitude of problems to be faced. Difficult set-ups, uncomfortable headsets, fuz...

‘Leviathan’ combines WWI and steampunk culture

Emily Merlin, Social Media Director

December 12, 2019

Now we all know about the story of World War I. But what happens when the story of WWI integrates with steampunk culture? For those who don’t know what steampunk is, it’s 19th-century regalia combined with steam-powered technology. That can be hard to imagine within a novel. Luckily, “Leviathan...

‘The Nutcracker’ comes to Madison

Sydney Bruce, a student at Madison College, poses in her costume next to a life size nutcracker.

Provided to the Clarion

December 12, 2019

Madison, WI—This is a special year for Dance Wisconsin; JoJean Retrum is celebrating 43 years of her classic version of the original Nutcracker in Shannon Hall at the Wisconsin Union Theater.  Guests from the Chicago area will dance with Snow Pas De Deux and Grand Pas de Deux in Candyland.&nbs...

‘The Outer Worlds’ a fun role-playing game

Krista Olson-Lehman, Staff Writer

December 12, 2019

Sometime in the distant future, humanity conquers the stars and forms colonies on outlying star systems. You, an intrepid sort, sign up for the adventure of a lifetime, and the promise of endless employment opportunities on corporation-owned planets. But somehow, your ship is delayed. A scientist informs ...

‘Jay and Silent Bob Reboot’ is hilarious

Jay (right) and Silent Bob (left) in the movie “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot.”

Grant Nelson, Contributor

December 12, 2019

Kevin Smith, the beloved ‘90s cult film director, directs the “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot”, a surreal mess of nerd humor and comic book satire. The “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot” features an all-star cast with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, just to name a few actors. The film’s cast brings the movie to ...

Top 3 movies to watch during the holidays

Hailey Griffin, Arts Editor

December 12, 2019

The beginning of December marks the official countdown to Christmas. The holiday season brings several things: glad tidings, good times, and of course, great movies. Here we’ll list several holiday classics; if perhaps you haven’t seen them, you’re in for a treat. Get ready to sit back with a c...

“When They See Us” documentary a powerful look at racial injustice

Yusef Salem, played by Ethan Herrise (right), walks past a noisy crowd in “When They See Us.”

Amara Gobermann, Managing Editor

December 12, 2019

“When They See Us” is a truly heart tugging, 4-part series that I think everyone should watch. To give a light summary, a young white woman is brutally assaulted one night in Central Park. Five random, young black boys who are in the park on the same night are accused of the assault. None of them kn...

A cool place for a hot cup of coffee

The Steep & Brew hosts a comfy and cozy environment for one to enjoy their coffee.

Hailey Griffin, Arts Editor

November 27, 2019

Steep & Brew is a cozy café located in the Market Square at 6656 Odana Road. The café’s comfortable armchairs, decorative lights, and compact fireplace provide an inviting, comforting atmosphere for customers. The eclectic artwork that lines the walls adds to Steep & Brew’s pleasant a...

Porta Bella’s ambiance makes for a romantic evening

The Rose Room at Porta Bella is a beautifully decorated dining experience.

Krista Olson-Lehman, Staff Writer

November 27, 2019

Porta Bella is a Madison favorite among Italian restaurants. Located off State Street on Frances, it is directly across from a parking ramp and easy to walk to from the State Street bus stops. The Wisconsin State Journal listed Porta Bella as one of the “five great restaurants for a romantic dinner in Mad...

Century of Hats

Gail Christensen (far left) talks about hats from the 1960’s. From left to right, Jena Yanagihashi, Ana Maria Moyer, and Kayla Sawyer model variations on the pillbox stye hat.

Britni Petitt, Photo Editor

November 27, 2019

An array of hats was seen on the Madison College Truax campus on Nov. 18th thanks to “A Century of Hats” fashion show. Co-directed by Betty J. Hurd, the fashion marketing program director, and Lindsay Leno, fashion marketing faculty, the event showcased a history of the hats on display. Gail C...

Art show features work of 43 students

Art show features work of 43 students

CLARION STAFF REPORT

November 27, 2019

The Yahara Journal hosted a reception for its annual student art show on Friday, Nov. 15 in the Truax Gallery. During the reception, best of show winners were announced. First-place best of show went to Merle Sternberg for her painting, “If Blind Tom Were Alive Today.” Baotran Vo was awarded second-place fo...

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