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Parthenon is a great place to eat

Parthenon is a great place to eat

Ross Schuette, Clarion Copy Editor

November 8, 2011


Filed under Arts & Culture

Parthenon Gyros is a downtown hotspot for authentic Greek cuisine. Offering a variety of Grecian tastes, Parthenon is a great place for families, casual diners, and late night munchies. Going into the restaurant is difficult, since the front door must be wrenched open, but rest assured that they won’t...

Lutefisk, an annual Scandinavian treat at Lakeview Lutheran Church event

Lutefisk, an annual Scandinavian treat  at Lakeview Lutheran Church event

Aaron Miller, Clarion Staff Writer

November 8, 2011


Filed under Arts & Culture

Approximately 10 months ago, a codfish was caught in Scandinavian waters. It was cleaned, had its head and fins removed, and left to hang on top of the Norwegian fjords for three months until the cool air dried it out so much, that it had the consistency of a piece of wood. After that it was stacked...

Sharing my Halloween experience

MUHAMMAD ANTA KUSUMA, Clarion Staff Writer

November 8, 2011


Filed under Arts & Culture

At a friend's birthday dinner I happened to notice some papers with, “REST IN PEACE” written on them, in the hall by the restroom. I was thinking that they were made by the restaurant to respect its loyal customers as they had their rest in the restroom. After I had my rest, I looked at the wall...

Beer Expo disappointing

Beer Expo disappointing

Jason Cuevas, Clarion Staff Writer

November 8, 2011


Filed under Arts & Culture

Wisconsin and beer seem to go hand in hand. It’s a long tradition to love beer in the state, and there are many festivals to celebrate this beverage. Some are much better than others. The Wisconsin Beer Expo took place at the Alliant Energy Center on Nov., 5. Those who have visited the yearly Great Taste of the Midwest bee...

Forgotten footage, crazy clips are a hit

Katrina Simyab, Clarion Arts and Culture Editor

November 8, 2011


Filed under Arts & Culture

Where can you see outdated clips from ridiculous Jazzercise tapes, a portly man in an American flag bikini doing a suggestive dance in front of an audience of elderly people, and segments from informational film on how to seduce women through hypnosis? Answer: the Found Footage Festival! This event was st...

Sweet Treats

Sweet Treats

Aaron Miller, Clarion Staff Writer

October 25, 2011


Filed under Arts & Culture, Top Stories

With Halloween around the corner most bakeries are gearing up with seasonal treats, and our own bakery is no different. The bakery program is now featuring some tasty treats in time for all hallows eve. Currently at the student bakery you can purchase, along with the usually delicious fare, sugar...

Restaurant suggests you graze from local pastures

Caryn Kindkeppel, Clarion Staff Writer

October 25, 2011


Filed under Arts & Culture

The new restaurant, Graze, which opened on the Capitol Square last July, fits right in with the downtown Madison scene. It's owned by the same proprietors as, and shares a new location with Madison’s well-known fine dining restaurant, L’Etoile. Upon entering the building, the down-home reclaimed...

A taste of India awaits at the Maharani just a block from the Capitol

Alan Irish and Katrina Simyab, Clarion Staff Writers

October 25, 2011


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Sitting snugly on the corner of West Washington and Broom Street, it is easy to find Maharani Indian Restaurant. Just follow the aroma of exotic spices, inviting all whom pass by to indulge in an exquisite variety of Indian cuisine. Offering a wide selection for lunch and dinner, from lamb kabobs...

50/50

50/50

Sam Johnson, Clarion Staff Writer

October 25, 2011


Filed under Arts & Culture

In a market where the majority of films rely upon the overuse of violence, sex appeal and CGI, it’s refreshing to come across something memorable and entertaining. Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a character that is diagnosed with a rare type of cancer on his spine. Despite the medical lingo involved...

Simple examples show how belief-based conflict is difficult to overcome

MUHAMMAD ANTA KUSUMA, Clarion Staff Writer

October 25, 2011


Filed under Arts & Culture

Fans clothed in red were preparing to go to Camp Randall Stadium to see their Badgers take on Nebraska. I was attending the 81st anniversary of Saudi Arabia in University of Wisconsin-Madison. It wasn’t a sunny day on Oct. 1. In a university housing building, some Arabian men clothed in white danced...

Fall Foliage

Fall Foliage

Heidi Adams, Managing Editor

October 12, 2011


Filed under Arts & Culture, Multimedia, Top Stories

Patrick O’Connor is a photography student at Madison College.  He plans on graduating in May of 2012. O’Connor is a Canon brand aficionado.  You can often see him in the hallway with his 40D around his neck. “Currently I like to travel as light as possible. Camera, a few lenses, some speed-lights...

AJ bombards rivals with social media

AJ bombards rivals with social media

Aaron Miller, Clarion Staff Writer

October 12, 2011


Filed under Arts & Culture

College towns always seem to be on the trendy edge of things, and the recent rise of “boutique burger” joints has not passed over Madison. These kitschy themed restaurants – some of them chains, some local – have been edging in on the quick, casual market traditionally dominated by companies...

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