The Spectator

Indie Defined

Story by Rob Hanson

January 27, 2010

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I suspect that spending hours a day on a college campus or possibly living in the hometown of Bon Iver has something to do with the number of times I hear the term "indie" per day. It's also not surprising considering how often...

Genesis enchants viewers of all ages

Story by Danielle Ryan

January 27, 2010

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When I walked out of Genesis, the Foster Gallery's most recent exhibit, I imagine I felt like Wendy or Michael did upon leaving Neverland. For a brief moment, I belonged to a captivating world of monsters and magical underwat...

Bon Iver brothers to open arts center

Story by Thom Fountain

January 27, 2010

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While most of us were clinging to the final days of our winter breaks by sledding, ice skating and sleeping in until Jeopardy aired, Justin and Nate Vernon of the Eau Claire sensation Bon Iver decided to try and change the fac...

Ask anything

Story by The Spectator staff

January 27, 2010

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When starting class this week, I (as usual) found the cutest girl in the class and went to sit next to her. I chose a seat next to her and gave her a smile. Unfortunately, the gentleman on the other side of me had breath that sme...

In review: Persepolis

Story by Scott Hansen

January 27, 2010

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At the heart of the 2007 French film "Persepolis" is a commentary on how Islamic fundamentalists changed Iran by becoming repressive tyrants after the 1979 Iranian revolution. Making this resonate with those who haven't been through...

Sunday School rock

Story by Janie Boschma

January 27, 2010

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If you don't like The Daredevil Christopher Wright, it's probably because you haven't heard them. At least that's the theory of sophomore Daniel Putman, a fan who has seen Daredevil live eight times in the past year. "Everybody...

Where to get a hot drink fix

Story by David Taintor and Thom Fountain

January 27, 2010

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Racy D'lene's Coffee Lounge by David Taintor Upon graduating college this spring, there are a number of things I'll fondly remember: singing in the Symphonic Choir, getting to host a radio show on WUEC and, not least of all...

Vampire Weekend’s sophomore album a success

Story by Thom Fountain

January 27, 2010

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Posted at 7:30 p.m. 1/29/10 Vampire Weekend's debut self-titled album is a bit of a dancer. Ezra Koenig and Co. took their afro-beat influences and tweaked them into a pure pop masterpiece. Contra, Vampire Weekend's sophomore attempt off XL Re...

Winter survival guide

Story by Heather Mawhiney

December 9, 2009

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Now that winter break is finally approaching, we can look forward to month after month and inch after frozen inch of snow. This often conjures up images of slipping on patches of hidden ice or getting snow in your boots, encoura...

In review: C.R.A.Z.Y.

Story by Scott Hansen

December 9, 2009

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It is rare to find a movie that can make a viewer who didn't go through a certain life experience feel as though they had. With "C.R.A.Z.Y.," the film deals a lot with sibling rivalry, as the main character is the fourth out of f...

An uninsured future

Story by Sara Nemec

December 2, 2009

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More than a year ago, graduate student Karrie Johnson was at a mall enjoying a gumball when she broke a tooth. Although she lost about half of the tooth, Johnson said she waited about a year to have it even looked at by a dentist...

In review: Angel Time

Story by Kristin Frosch

December 2, 2009

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Anne Rice, most widely known for her grotesquely haunting novels involving vampires and witches, once again explores her notion of the connection between theology and the paranormal in her twenty-ninth novel. Her new tale, Angel Tim...

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