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Madison Restaurant Week

Madison Restaurant Week

Caryn Kindkeppel, Clarion Staff

February 8, 2012


Filed under Arts & Culture, Top Stories

Madison Restaurant Week is a great culinary event that occurs twice a year and is presented by Madison Magazine. Restaurants offered a prix fixe (set price) three-course meal with three options for each course: $15 for lunch and $25 for dinner per person. From the Madison area, 41 restaurants participated...

Superpowers lead to troubles in Chronicle

Tom Richardson, Clarion Staff

February 8, 2012


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What would you do if you found a strange hidden crystal that contained superpowers? Well, if you tried to touch it and obtain those powers, you would probably have the same fate that Andrew (Dane DeHaan), Steve (Michael B. Jordan), and Matt (Alex Russell) had in the latest “found footage” superhero...

‘From Kings to Thugs’ a thought-provoking show

Jason Cuevas, Clarion staff

February 8, 2012


Filed under Arts & Culture

The Mitby Theater recently hosted a presentation of “From Kings to Thugs to Presidents.” The live performance used spoken-word poetry mixed with dance, photographs and a bit of comedy to convey a message about black history with a specific focus on black urban violence. The results were both thought...

Bunky’s has funky charm, tasty cuisine

Bunky’s has funky charm, tasty cuisine

Caryn Kindkeppel, Clarion Staff Writer

January 25, 2012


Filed under Arts & Culture

The name Bunky’s Café brings to mind a greasy-spoon diner or grill serving hamburgers and fries to sports fans headed to a Badger game. Instead, this quirky eatery on the near-east side in Madison serves up a mixture of dishes of Italian and Mediterranean origin, and is open for lunch and dinner...

Bastion

George Treviranus, Clarion Lead Designer

January 25, 2012


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Developed by indie developer Supergiant Games, Bastion is an action role-playing game that takes place in a post-apocalyptic city known as “Caelondia.” You play as The Kid, one of the only surviving Caelondian’s of the game’s apocalypse—also known as “The Calamity”—and with the help of...

Flying above the pack

Flying above the pack

George Treviranus, Clarion Lead Designer

January 25, 2012


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Skyward sword is without a doubt the best title of the year. Its story is long and captivating, the characters grow immensely and the wide array of things to do within the world of Skyloft can’t be overstated. The Wii Motion Plus captures Link’s swinging sword in a way that doesn’t diminish...

My winter break without Madison

Muhammad Anta Kusuma, Clarion Staff Writer

January 25, 2012


Filed under Arts & Culture

It was snowing two days before Christmas. I could feel the snowflakes on my face when I was walking from my apartment in downtown Madison to Memorial Union. But I couldn’t remember the temperature that day. It wasn’t my first freeze in Madison. Before I got my bus to Chicago, I stopped at Walgreen’s...

Jessi Lynn enjoys playing local venues, but thinks big

Jacob Ennis, Clarion Arts & Cultures Editor

January 24, 2012


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Living out of her Toyota Corolla, singer-songwriter, Jessi Lynn made a winter trip to Wisconsin to play some house concerts and a few local venues. A house concert is just what it sounds like. It’s a concert, but one that takes place in your living room or in your backyard. It’s not like going...

Jam band livens cold winter day

Morgan Engels, Clarion Staff Writer

January 24, 2012


Filed under Arts & Culture

As the historic recalls moved into their next phases here in Wisconsin, GOP debates raged on in South Carolina and violence continued in Syria, a crowd of 220 came together to celebrate the return of San Francisco jam band, Tea Leaf Green to Madison. The concert was held Jan. 19 at the High Noon Saloon...

LED Fantasy

LED Fantasy

Aaron Miller, Clarion Staff Writer

December 7, 2011


Filed under Arts & Culture, Top Stories

For 21 years the Madison “Holiday Fantasy in Lights,” has been delighting kids and adults alike with its complex and colorful displays. The light show was first held at Warner Park in 1989. Back then it was a much smaller event with only 12 displays. After eight years it outgrew its home at Warner...

Treasures of the Rainforest

Treasures of the Rainforest

Brooke McGee, Clarion Opinions Editor

December 7, 2011


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Goblin Valley State Park in Utah, the sliding rocks of Death Valley Park in Cali. or the Moaning Cavern in Cali. These may be places that are easily on our “to do list” when we are finished with college. But what about now? What can we do as students on a budget here in our local area that isn’t...

Are all cupcake shops created equal?

Caryn Kindkeppel, Clarion Staff Writer

December 7, 2011


Filed under Arts & Culture

The cupcake craze isn’t dead. In fact, it’s downright trendy to pick up a personal-sized, miniature cake that one can eat on the go. Perhaps it’s because they’re perfect for large groups, since a variety of flavors are sure to make everyone happy. Or maybe it’s because they’re an indulgence...

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