Food & Drink Review: Turks Head Coffee House

Breann Schossow

September 9, 2010

Filed under Currents

All summer long, I walked up and down Barstow Street on the way to my summer job. Every time I passed Turk's Head Coffee House, 307 South Barstow St., I'd tell myself, "Oh, I'll go soon," lured by the promise of international... Read more »

Thom’s Up, Thoms’s Down

Thom Fountain

September 9, 2010

Filed under Currents

Thom's Up: Interactive Music Videos The Internet is pretty awesome. And the current driving force behind much of it, Google, is branching out more every day. One recent accomplishment bridged the gap between music, video and... Read more »

International Fall Festival

Eric Larson

September 9, 2010

Filed under Currents

This weekend, the streets of downtown Eau Claire will be filled with as many festivities that can possibly be crammed into an eight-hour time frame. Parades, crafts, and international food vendors are only a taste of what to expect... Read more »

Review: Renaissance (2006)

Danielle Ryan

September 9, 2010

Filed under Currents

To say that the animated film "Renaissance" is black and white is an understatement: this film is ONLY black and white, with practically no shades in between. Such high visual contrast gives this film a novelty factor, but that... Read more »

Ask An Expert: UWEC Greenhouses

Danielle Ryan

September 9, 2010

Filed under Currents

Lab Technician Lynn Janik recently joined The Spectator for a question-and-answer tour through the greenhouses in Phillips Science Hall. All answers are word for word, but were shortened due to space restrictions. Students can acce... Read more »

Concert Review: Caroline Smith & The Goodnight Sleeps

Thom Fountain

September 9, 2010

Filed under Currents

There's a certain allure to seeing a virtuoso on stage. Whether it's a pianist playing Beethoven or a saxophonist taking on Coltrane, these musicians can hold your attention and command a stage. Jesse Schuster, a key member of... Read more »

How-To: Make a hanging upside-down garden

Danielle Ryan

September 9, 2010

Filed under Currents

Many stores now offer hanging upside-down planters as an alternative to traditional gardens. For example, at Menards, 3619 South Hastings Way, you can find planters designed to hang upside-down, like the Tomato Planter ™ or... Read more »

Haley’s Comments: Quran burning on Sept. 11 brings unnecessary harm to all creeds

Haley Zblewski

September 9, 2010

Filed under Opinion

The Dove World Outreach Center, a church out of Gainesville, Florida, has planned an "International Burn a Quran Day" to coincide with the ninth anniversary of the New York and Washington attacks of Sept. 11. The church and... Read more »

Technology deserves a fair review

Danielle Ryan

September 9, 2010

Filed under Opinion

UW-Eau Claire can learn a lesson from the recent Eau Claire school district proposal to loosen restrictions on social media technology and devices in the classroom. According to an Aug. 15 article in the Leader-Telegram, a... Read more »

Hollywood’s remake epidemic

Eric Christenson

September 9, 2010

Filed under Opinion

This summer in film, in this writer's opinion, was the worst. We had a live action/CGI romp about everyone's least favorite comic strip dog, a Nicolas Cage movie based apparently on that one scene from Fantasia, and the obligatory... Read more »

CouchSurfing: Innovative new way to travel or dangerous death trap?

Eric Larson

September 9, 2010

Filed under Opinion

Hostels are so 2000. Sure, they're known as the notoriously cheap go-to for accommodation when traveling; and yes, the recent films of the same name have made them a pseudo-cultural icon in today's age. However, as of 2003, a... Read more »