Deep in the isolation of the COVID-19 lockdowns, a song of hope spread across TikTok and embedded itself in pop culture. As we awaited the vaccine, voices rang out for the Wellerman to come “to bring us sugar and tea and rum.” This shanty cry for a supply ship to bring relief went viral — a recognition of the power of work songs across time and context.
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Most of us will spend between three and five years as a student here before moving on. When we do, our stories and knowledge leave with us. That includes both the stories we create and the ones we were told.
“Cocaine Bear” is based on a real story that took place in 1985 in which a bear encountered an abandoned bundle of cocaine, ate it and then died. That bear, nicknamed Pablo EskoBear, is now stuffed and displayed wearing a sideways baseball cap at a tourist trap in Kentucky.
“Come From Away” is based on the real stories of a plane of passengers forced to be grounded in the wake of the events of Sept. 11, 2001 and the residents of Gander, Newfoundland, whose location and airport made them the closest stop for many flights. Over the span of a little under a week, the town of roughly 800 people hosted roughly 1,000 guests whose flights were grounded as far into nowhere as you can get.
It’s the end of another year and time to talk about what art we’re taking with us. The Cardinal staff was surveyed on their favorites of the year and some even shared their thoughts. Here’s what we had to say.
‘Everything deserves a place in the marketplace of ideas,’ said self-described moderate food critic before eating entire bowl of cat piss, shit
“While I disagree with the chef on many of their opinions about food, I believe in their right to serve what they like,” a local food critic told The Beet. “And I am strong enough in my own beliefs about what makes food good that giving theirs a chance won’t shake me.”
Recently on the internet, there was a controversy. Is it complicated and does it require nuance? That doesn't matter because a commenter is here to say something really dumb while suggesting it's everyone else who's ignorant.
The sequel to “Knives Out” (2019) is another masterful mystery from writer and director Rian Johnson. Once again starring Daniel Craig as detective Benoit Blanc, “Glass Onion” delights with exciting mystery, charming characters and social commentary that is somehow both timely and timeless — vaulting the tale into instant classic territory.
Billionaire Elon Musk has found himself in the middle of the media’s attention for his controversial strategy as the new owner and CEO of social media platform Twitter. The platform is used by many journalists to stay in-the-know. So, when he decided to fire roughly half the staff of Twitter in his first couple weeks at the helm, the media was quick to criticize. He says this is all part of the plan.
Known for hits from his time in the Hall of Fame duo Hall and Oates including “You Make My Dreams Come True,” “Rich Girl” and “Private Eyes,” Daryl Hall is on a solo tour heading to Madison’s Orpheum Theater on Nov. 27. He hopped on the phone with The Daily Cardinal to discuss his tour, his music, his monthly free web show “Live from Daryl’s House” and more.
From the songs of the 60s and 70s to hip-hop, pop, jazz and punk, the use of cannabis has its footprints across the world of music. Yet weed also holds a strong presence in film and even gaming. Our Arts staff assembled this diverse list of our favorite music, movies and more that come to mind when we think about the intersection of art and cannabis.
When Madison student Benjamin Lang stuck his fingers in the familiar small plastic zip bag this Halloween weekend, he was met with an unpleasant surprise. Instead of buds, the bag was full of duds: Milk Duds.
A recent leak out of the Wisconsin GOP governor campaign reveals that, despite his public anti-abortion stance, Tim Michels is himself an aborted fetus.
What began as an April Fool’s Day joke has turned into Culver’s most in-demand item: the Curderburger.
MMoCA announces ‘truth and reconciliation project’ in response to Triennial artist concerns, distrust
The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA) continues to receive criticism regarding their response to the vandalism and theft of an art piece in the 2022 Wisconsin Triennial entitled “Ain’t I A Woman?” The artists involved do not feel the museum is paying attention to their calls for change.
During this past weekend’s Wisconsin Badgers football game, TV spectators saw a brand new ad out of Ron Johnson’s re-election campaign: one claiming Mandela Barnes plans to personally stab every Wisconsinite 17 times in the chest.
The unobservant may have seen a sleepy or even bored crowd at Duckwrth’s Oct. 1 show at the Majestic Theatre. However, that was far from the case. They were under his spell. All night the audience mouthed along with their eyes locked on the stage, hypnotized.
Reports are out that Paul Chryst has been fired from his position as head coach of the Wisconsin Badgers football team. While rumors are rampant regarding the reason for his release, The Beet is here with the facts.
Four weeks into her first semester at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Genevieve missed her first class.