On Thursday night, Ali Siddiq performed his first show of five at Madison’s Comedy Club on State.
A lot of comedians grow up and experience many things, from hardships to joy. For Ali Siddiq, this was no different. His life is an odyssey which began in the projects of Houston, Texas, where he currently lives in a gated community.
Jordan Tannenbaum has been a fan of video games since the day his parents got him a Game Boy in kindergarten. During middle school, he and a group of friends played “Super Smash Bros.,” a series of fighting games starring Nintendo’s favorite characters.
As the most baffling game in the most baffling series ever made, “Metal Gear Survive” has reasonable claim to the title of “Weirdest Game Ever.” But break down the forces behind its creation, and it suddenly becomes one of the most sensical, cynical business decisions made in the video game industry.
Anyone with two working hands and eyes can play “Celeste” and enjoy it without feeling guilty about it. That’s remarkable.
“Shadow of the Colossus” is the best kind of miserable — it paints a painful picture of a cold and empty world that just doesn’t care anymore. It’s a beautiful world, but any attempt of building something here fell into decay long ago.
Pick a weapon you feel comfortable with, try to ignore how bland the characters and their struggles are and start doing missions out in the field. You’ll quickly discover what “World” really is: the most enjoyable hunting simulator on the market.
Deck Nine’s recently concluded “Life is Strange: Before the Storm” is one of those rare prequels that manages to surpass the original in every aspect.
2017 has been an incredible year for video games; Nintendo released the Switch with success, Sony gave us a slew of exclusive Japanese titles like “Persona 5” and Microsoft premiered the most powerful console to date with the Xbox One X. “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” (“PUBG”) took the digital distribution platform Steam by storm, and starting next month, it will do the same to Xbox Live. Whether you own a console or gaming PC, there were generation-defining experiences to be had.
‘Rat Queens’ entertains with laugh-out-loud dialogue, ‘Bone’ takes a fresh spin on the coming-of-age genreBy Eli Radtke | Nov. 30, 2017
With the new “Marvel: Infinity War” trailer out this week, new seasons of superhero shows like “Agents of Shield,” “Runaways” and new episodes of “The Gifted,” I’m just trying to hide somewhere dark and deep where the Marvel Universe hasn’t pried its grubby little fingers yet. It’s not that I dislike Marvel; I just like to breathe the fresh air on occasion, so, let’s lead off with a suggestion from an entirely different angle.
With a Wisconsin accent and growing bread for No-Shave-November, Charlie Berens walked up to the fifth floor of Vilas Hall after sleeping on a plane. The J-School alum and former Daily Cardinal arts writer was in town for the Michigan game and spent the afternoon chatting with current Badgers. In his time away from Madison, Berens moved around a lot, taking risks and networking as a TV-broadcaster in Dallas before transitioning into satire and comedy.
“Call of Duty: WWII” is a return to the series’ historic setting and “boots on the ground” gameplay. In some ways it succeeds, but the final product is a jack of all trades rather than a quality experience throughout.
This week, let's focus on outcasts. Everybody loves a good comeback story, rooting for the underdogs, David over Goliath, etc.
The people — mostly women — that filled the Barrymore Theatre wall-to-wall on Sunday night collectively doubled over for two hours when Ilana Glazer compared her HPV to Britney Spears and Phoebe Robinson detailed the ins and outs of eating fried chicken in front of her boyfriend for the first time.
“I’ve got a question,” said Amy Goldstein, veteran Washington Post staffer and the writer of “Janesville: An American Story.” She paused and pulled back her frizzy red hair, scanning the book festival audience from a pedestal at the Madison Public Library. Her book is about the closure of Janesville’s General Motors plant, but nobody in the crowd was wearing steel-toed boots or worn-in work pants; it was more of a sneaker and wool sweater affair — an assortment of Madison professionals. She asked her question anyway: “How many of you here have some connection to Janesville and the plant?” Dozens of hands proudly shot up.
Be sure to check out these upcoming theatrical performances coming to various theaters throughout Madison.
Halloween recommendations from the Arts staff.
Excited crowds thronged the elegant, glassy lobby of the Overture Center before David Sedaris, well known humorist, author and comedian, graced the stage with his two hour solo performance on Wednesday.
The Children’s Theater of Madison kicked off its season with the adorably entertaining “Madagascar – A Musical Adventure,” based on DreamWorks animated motion picture.