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The production of ‘Our Town’ is put on by the University Theatre.

‘Our Town’ conveys universal themes

Isn’t life realistic enough? Why do we need dramas to remind us about the cruelty of life? Nevertheless, reality is reality and attitude is a different matter. As Mrs. Soames, one of the characters in “Our Town,” says, “Wasn't life awful and wonderful?”

Several high-profile games are set to release this October, including Super Mario Odyssey.

Upcoming October games: Role-play, plumbers, assassins

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).

Justin Hurwitz's magical score for "La La Land" will make you believe that studying is another day of sun.

Seven film scores to help you study

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.

Personal tragedy can fuel creative passions like tattooing.

Weekly Ink: art as therapy

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?


Madison group The Racing Pulses injects the alt-rock genre with fresh sound

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.” When it came time for lyrics, Iliev said the rugged progression needed something equally as raunchy. Inspired by the quirky lyrics of ZZ Top, the track was one of the first pieces put out by The Racing Pulses.

The Marquee in Union South is one of the most popular film venues on campus.

Film venues to enjoy in Madison

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.

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