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Sunday, June 23, 2024



Heartbreak fuels Dirty Projectors' new album

The end of a long relationship demolishes our sense of who we are and our place in the world. Emotions run high. Hate turns into sadness, then morphs into regret. Dave Longstreth of Dirty Projectors gives us a tour of these emotions on the new, self-titled Dirty Projectors album. Following his split from Amber Coffman, a former lover and member of Dirty Projectors, Longstreth’s agony, remorse and nostalgia come crashing through with the power of a cement truck barreling down the highway at 100 mph.


'Made You Look Custom Tattoo' values customer satisfaction

Readers of the previous edition of Weekly Ink will remember a gentleman by the name of Cartoon that I put in the spotlight.At the end of our interview, Cartoon was nice enough to put me in touch with the owner and manager of Made You Look Custom Tattoo. Tattoo artist JB is a soft-spoken intellectual who not only cares about pushing the tattooing industry forward, but providing a service that is one in a thousand. 


‘Moonlight’ is greater than its Oscars victory

Surprise! In a shocking victory elevated by the biggest gaffe in Oscars history, “Moonlight,” an intimate film about a black man coming to terms with his identity and sexuality, bested the heavily favored Hollywood musical “La La Land.” The win is a triumph for indie films and diverse representation on screen.


The Head and the Heart lights up the Orpheum

The Head and the Heart returned to Madison this week to perform at the Orpheum for two nights. On Tuesday, I watched as both the balcony seating and general admission enjoyed a continuous influx of people all waiting in anticipation to see the indie band take to the stage.


Books in the land of Trump

If you’re anything like me, you’ve already disengaged from Trump’s news cycle. Fried by the dreary doublethink, the anxiety provoking ineptitude, the sense that something is fundamentally ajar that none of us are qualified to fix, I’ve made the conscious decision to step back. When confronted with a TV set, instead of tuning in to Colbert I reflexively watch sitcoms, ESPN, even Monday Night Raw. Anything else.


Live from the Nest starts semester strong with Quaan Logan

Quaan Logan, a sophomore at UW-Madison, kicked off Live from the Nest for the 2017 Spring semester with a performance that combined raw, personal lyrics and homemade, ethereal beats. Originally from New Orleans, Logan first made music back in his sophomore year of high school.

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