In a partly horrifying, partly impressive discovery Wednesday afternoon, Wisconsin Athletic Director Barry Alvarez walked in on newly hired head football coach Paul Chryst in the middle of his office constructing a vast fort out of chewing tobacco tins and personal spitters.
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The ghost of economist Edwin Witte broke the chains of death and made an appearance in Witte Residence Hall Friday night.
Local short woman and UW-Madison sophomore Sarah Cander discovered a sense of immense delight and contentment upon finally finding a use for her diminutive stature as an armrest.
These days, what is a bluegrass band supposed to do? It's not like Appalachia's been silent these past few years; while record labels clamor for indie-pop bands fielding banjos and the like, Punch Brothers alumni and their contemporaries have been hard at work with a steady stream of albums that pump soul into that bluegrass heart. Yet, that doesn't seem to be enough for the Punch Brothers. The Phosphorescent Blues, their latest album, carves through its traditional binds for something more—some kind of sense beyond that traditional novelty.
The recent attack of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo at the hands of religious fanatics has sent many into a frenzy extolling the merits of a free press. That so many of us regard the right to an open press as a fundamental tenet of society has been laid bare in our incredulity at those who would extinguish the torch of free expression and dictate the parameters of permissible thought. In their march through Paris in the wake of the attack, a myriad of the world’s leaders affirmed that those who value liberty over tyranny would not submit to the demands of terrorists.
Citing mental anguish, leading to deep, widespread physical pain, as well as “spiritual devastation,” Oshkosh, Wisconsin resident-drunk Thomas Giles, 42, has reported to local media that he is ‘Questionable’ for getting absolutely shit-housed during Sunday’s NFL finale.
In a pleasant personal revelation for Green Bay Packers quarterback and MVP frontrunner Aaron Rodgers, upon arriving home after a 28-22 overtime loss in the NFC Title Game to the Seattle Seahawks, he caught site of celebrity girlfriend Olivia Munn and instantly registered that advancing to the Super Bowl is utterly irrelevant.
Gov. Scott Walker launched a 527 leadership organization Tuesday, which would allow him to spend virtually unlimited money on what many predict will be a 2016 bid for the Oval Office.
State Democratic leadership criticized Gov. Scott Walker Monday, accusing him of “kicking the can down the road” by ignoring the state’s budget deficit while he explores a potential 2016 presidential run.
Thursday, hip-hop fans young and old headed east, at least a few miles, and packed the High Noon Saloon for a night of passion and energy lead by the one and only Brother Ali. Supporting Ali on the bill were Bambu and MaLLy, all three backed by the sounds of DJ Last Word.
To Brother Ali, hip-hop is about more than music. It’s a culture, a lifestyle, a community and an account of the social and cultural issues that the evening news can only speak of in the third person. This Thursday, Nov. 13, Brother Ali returns to his hometown for an eagerly anticipated show at the High Noon Saloon. I spoke with the artist about his upcoming show, what music means to him and the potential it has to change the world, one listener at a time.
Capes: Should they be worn? What the hell kind of introductory question is that, you might ask? Let me explain.
Last week, the Allman Brothers Band ended their career as a band on a high note, playing three sets at their second home, the Beacon Theatre on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, a venue they’ve played more than 230 times over the course of their 45-year career.
So I want to talk a little about definitions. Mostly, I want to talk about the fact that TV and movies are, more and more, the same thing, sort of? Because they maybe weren’t so different in the first place? But all that comes later. First, we have to talk about comic books.
1864—“Big Gravy” and Pumpkin Pie industry lobbyists persuade President Lincoln to formally establish Thanksgiving as a national holiday.
This Wednesday the Wisconsin Union Theater will host a performance by mandolinist Chris Thile and double bassist Edgar Meyer, in support of their new album Bass & Mandolin.
Terrance Olivier. But people call me Terry Oliver. My parents used to call me Terryble. Someone once called me Mango Sullivan, but that was on a lark. Probably.
In spring practice, the Wisconsin coaching staff decided to move Michael Trotter from safety to linebacker, giving him the chance to play alongside his twin brother, Marcus, for their final season.
Purely instrumental bands have the difficult task of speaking to the listener without actually speaking to them, creating a new dynamic to take into account when writing songs. While not telling you anything specific or literal, the instruments set the mood for each song, reflecting the feelings of the band and projecting it to the listener.