An unusually high concentration of tweed jackets, horn-rimmed glasses and strange hairstyles gathered Thursday evening at the Overture Center for the Arts to hear the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing and Poetry Fellows read their works. Mark Wagenaar, Mika Taylor, Karyna McGlynn, Jordan Jacks and Josh Kalscheur were this year’s fellows, and each performed some of their published works or works in progress.
It’s been roughly a year since I put out a column filled with skepticism for a then-infantile Tidal. It was a tumultuous time for both of us: Its launch party becoming the running gag on Twitter and beyond, while my writing was laden with enough snark to suffocate even the most reactionary of bloggers. The last year has fostered growth for all parties, and I think it’s time to take a more level-headed look at the increasingly competitive streaming service.
There isn’t a single genre of music that fully encapsulates the sound of both Chicago-based band Wild Belle and their opener James Supercave.
Unhood Yourself: The Real UW One-Day Exhibition was gruesome gold. The stories told through various forms of mediums that included digital print media, graffiti, spoken word and visual art pieces told the reality that thrives on this campus today. #TheRealUW is a movement that began from a string of biased incidents occurring on the UW-Madison campus just this year alone.
There’s no doubt that Caroline Smith has gone through a metamorphosis. There’s also no doubt that she’s never stopped being Caroline Smith. The first time I saw her was in 2010, the beginning of my freshman year of high school.
One of my favorite mixes of the last few years is WHY BE’s "Juice Infinite (YB Myspace Mix)." Every song in the 45-minute set was ripped from Myspace pages dating as far back as 2007, when the website was considered one of the leaders in both online music and social media.
The new Netflix original documentary series “Chelsea Does,” released Jan. 23, follows comedian Chelsea Handler as she analyzes the bizarreness of society. Its unique format consists of four episodes, each with a different social topic into which Chelsea fearlessly: marriage, Silicon Valley, race and drugs.
The Marquee International Film Festival arrived this past weekend, hosted by the WUD Film Committee.
Human trafficking is one of the globe’s worst-kept secrets. Though hidden behind veils of secrecy, human trafficking can still be blatantly visible for those who seek to either exploit it or stop it.
For a budding artist, undergraduate and graduate school can be a time of development, sometimes shaky, and at other times beautifully brilliant.
When a longstanding publication such as The New York Times goes out of its way to make a sweeping claim about the state of the music industry, it often reads like a crotchety music man wagging his finger at millennials from the comfort of a velvet recliner chair.
With the rise of racial tension on campus, this year’s Ebony Ball, hosted by the Wisconsin Black Student Union, came just in time for students who have been victimized, oppressed or feel unwelcome to take the time to explore what makes them magical while fellowshipping with other Black students on campus.
Wednesday night, I had to opportunity to see two amazing musical acts at the High Noon Saloon. San Fermin was in town with Esmé Patterson.
On Thursday night, The Sett at Union South was unrecognizable.
Parquet Courts burst onto the scene with their raucous 2013 release Light Up Gold. Their The Feelies and Television-inspired songs distilled the essence of punk and alternative through clever lyrics conveyed by a monotone slacker drawl over chaotic, messy and fierce power chords.
I think we’ve been watching Rihanna grow into herself since we first heard the bad gal’s dance-infused “Pon de Replay.” Her precision has been gaining her well-respected props as a music mogul. ANTI is Rihanna’s eighth studio album and has long been anticipated since we last heard RiRi dominating the airwaves in 2012.
Doubts and existential crises of identity do not sneak up on us. They live and breathe around us, humming and whispering in the air.
“And Then There Were None,” the popular 1939 novel by the British “queen of mystery” Agatha Christie, is being revived by BBC.
“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” has been a highly anticipated movie since it was first announced.