The fall has always been a great season for new video games, and this year is no exception. Fans of photo-realistic racing simulators will be pleased with Microsoft’s “Forza Motorsport 7” (out now) and Sony’s “Gran Turismo Sport” (Oct. 17). Additionally, Bethesda Softworks has a huge month in store, as the publisher is releasing two anticipated sequels with “The Evil Within 2” (Oct. 13) and “Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus” (Oct. 27).
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With the fall semester in full swing, we’ve now entered dangerous territory: Midterm season. Students are pouring into libraries, turning their music on and buckling down for whatever exam comes next. If you feel like switching up your study playlist in the next few weeks, look no further than these memorable film scores. Composed as an accompaniment to the big screen, film scores make for excellent background music while working on a big assignment. While watching the films on this list, I couldn’t help but notice their musical greatness as the score helped to create worlds and stir emotions. After the credits had rolled, I wanted more of all of these films’ music, and they stand as some of the best movie music in recent memory. Check out these soundtracks from the past two years that were amazing both inside the theater and out.
On Tuesday night, Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” made its Madison debut at the Overture Center for the Arts.
Tom Petty, age 66, died Monday, after undergoing full cardiac arrest in his Malibu home the previous night.
As both a company and a brand, Nintendo has always managed to distinguish itself from other game companies in two distinct ways: by being generally more joyful and more convenient than the rest. The former is never something Nintendo has had a problem delivering upon, particularly in last Friday’s big release,“Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) Classic Edition.” The product’s actual convenience, however, is not as straightforwardly delivered.
Getting a tattoo is a painful process, but it has the silver lining of gaining a piece of art on your body. There are many reasons to get a tattoo—some of them being more common than others — such as honoring a loved one or commemorating an experience. The act of tattooing is not a one-sided experience; you have to consider the side of the artist. A tattoo artist is personally invested in the piece because it reflects their capability as an artist and represents the parlor where they are working. A person can get a tattoo to deal with personal adversity, but how does an artist working on a piece react when they receive news of tragedy?
Dr. David Bowman, orbiting Jupiter, is preparing to leave his spaceship. By this point in “2001: A Space Odyssey,” the onboard computer, HAL 9000, has murdered his fellow astronauts with the kind of unsmiling single-mindedness we’ve come to expect of artificial intelligence. Bowman slips his sweating forehead into the dome of a helmet and switches the wretched computer off, then opens the ship’s bay door to meet an entirely different category of intelligence on the other side. Contentedly orbiting Jupiter is the alien Monolith, with its perfectly straight surfaces, its inert intelligence boiling under glassy black panels.
The fall semester has officially begun, and with that marks the beginning of the fall movie season. The last few months of the year almost always bring forth a diverse mix of blockbusters and Oscar contenders, but there are a few other promising titles lined up in the coming weeks to make for a balanced movie-going experience. Here’s what you need to look out for this fall:
Like an inoperable tumor inside a patient’s brain, cancer has rooted itself deep within our society. Unfortunately, the current treatments of cancer are almost as unpredictable as the disease itself. But what if the key to fighting this ominous disease has been waging war inside our bodies all along? That is the question put forth by the field of cancer immunotherapy, a cancer treatment that utilizes the body’s own immune system. It is the research topic for Kenneth DeSantes, pediatric oncologist and hematologist at the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health.
Students looking for their morning caffeine fix on campus will be sipping freshly roasted, locally owned Steep & Brew coffee instead of Starbucks this fall.
On Aug. 1, Steep & Brew will replace Starbucks in campus dining halls.
Five years ago, recent UW-Madison graduate Kristian Iliev was sitting in his high school English teacher’s homeroom. On the other side of the room rested an acoustic guitar that seemed to call out to him. On a whim, Iliev picked up the guitar and began working on a simple chord progression that would eventually become the foundation for his song, “Mrs. Supernova.”
Movie-going experiences are abundant at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For generations, students, staff and community members have had the opportunity to enjoy “Big Screen” entertainment. The medium’s landscape has changed, remodeled and adjusted along with the campus and city, and while some venues no longer exist, new ones emerged, creating the film community we see now.
I found First Wave long before I saw my senior graduation. Halfway across the country, there was a piece of the world that seemed almost fitting. A program that extends far beyond its years, First Wave and the Office of Multicultural Arts continue the fight for diversity. Constructed on three pillars of arts, activism and academics, First Wave strives to be impactful both on the stage and in the classroom.
One of Hari Kondabolu’s earliest live stand-up comedy shows was at the UW-Madison, where he made a baby cry.
In the third episode of Rock With the Flock, The Daily Cardinal arts staff discusses the latest music, upcoming albums and what the biggest summer song will be.
Do we ever see the world precisely as it is, or does everything we know differ due to our individual perceptions?
Conor Oberst, the mascaraed Bright Eyes frontman, has a verse on his new album, Ruminations, about life under Ronald Reagan. True, Reagan doesn’t seem so bad now, but at the time he seemed like a bad joke. “Reagan flexes his worn, snipped, tucked, mottled face,” wrote Martin Amis in 1979. “He would make a good head waiter, a good Butlins redcoat, a good host for ‘New Faces.’ But would he make a good leader of the free world?”
Serial, the breakout podcast about a murder mystery involving high school sweethearts, fundamentally changed the burgeoning podcast industry. The show’s massive popularity—each episode of the first season was downloaded an average of 3.4 million times—showed that, despite the unfamiliar medium, there was a demand for engaging audio narratives.
Right next to the Center for Limnology, where the Lakeshore Path begins, there is a stone with a plaque on it. Candles, summer flowers and a flag decorate the stone.