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It’s not your mother’s Shel Silverstein

Story by Nick Hogan

March 17, 2010

Where the sidewalk ends, it gets a little risqué. An assortment of the lesser-known works of Shel Silverstein will be performed by the BareBones Ensemble Theatre at 7 p.m. March 18-20 at the Grand Little Theatre, 105 W. Grand...

In review: American Ghetto

Story by Rob Hanson

March 10, 2010

When the Portland, Ore.-based indie rockers Portugal. The Man busted out tracks from their new album American Ghetto at Minneapolis' Varsity Theater a few weeks back, the general buzz was that it sounded exactly like the band's...

UW-Eau Claire choirs present Celebration of Choral Music

Story by The Spectator staff

March 10, 2010

This Saturday, the Eau Claire chapter of the American Choral Directors Association will host the 17th annual Celebration of Choral Music at UW-Eau Claire. The concert will feature music from many of the choirs on campus, including...

In review: Thirst

Story by Scott Hansen

March 10, 2010

Being someone who hates movies involving vampires, it is nice to see a movie like "Thirst" come out and put its own inventive spin on a genre that is getting really old really quick. Sure, it isn't the greatest movie and definitely...

NOTA: Submissions & judging

Story by Thom Fountain

March 10, 2010

As I walked in I saw a bustle of people swarming around vertical aisles. Bright fluorescents revealed the intricacies of the deep, vivid colors of the room. Music poured out of a pair of computer speakers. The room held a vibrant...

Who’s the king of computing?

Story by Danielle Ryan and Sara Nemec

March 10, 2010

Macs By Danielle Ryan Admit it, Macs are beautiful. If this was a popularity contest, they'd win hands down. Their design is sleek, the multi-touch pad is ingenious and easy to use, and they come preloaded with fun creativ...

In review: Shutter Island

Story by Nick Gourdoux

March 10, 2010

Posted at 9:00 p.m. 3/12/10 Martin Scorsese is one of the greatest directors of the last 40 years, and his latest film "Shutter Island" doesn't disappoint. Scorsese and his new favorite actor Leonardo DiCaprio team up once aga...

In review: M

Story by Scott Hansen

March 3, 2010

"M" is a chilling movie that once again proves foreshadowing and not showing a villain up front, when executed flawlessly, works better than any cheap scares and a revealed villain ever could. Set in 1930s Berlin, the film...

Wisconsin vs. Minnesota: Sports

Story by Frank Pellegrino and Lucas Carlson

March 3, 2010

This week in Currents we pit Wisconsin and Minnesota in an extensive Great Debate. Wisconsin Although Wisconsin's sports history has been blowing Minnesota's out of the water since the ball was invented, I am going to focus...

Wisconsin vs. Minnesota: Famous citizens

Story by Samantha Muehleis and Nick Gourdoux

March 3, 2010

Minnesota The two first "famous" (or I suppose infamous) people from Wisconsin that come to mind: Jeffrey Dahmer and Ed Gein. Hmm. Yes, Wisconsin does have Chris Farley and that toilet guy, Kohler. A far cry from the ser...

Wisconsin vs. Minnesota: Metros

Story by David Taintor and Rebecca Jonas

March 3, 2010

Milwaukee Why is Milwaukee better than any city in Minnesota or any city in the United States for that matter? One word: Summerfest. It is the largest outdoor music festival in the world and has 11 days of music, 13 stages...

Wisconsin vs. Minnesota: Brett Favre

Story by Samantha Muehleis and Thom Fountain

March 3, 2010

Minnesota Brett Favre looks better and plays better in Viking Purple. Enough said. I know Packer fans are going to say, "You just can't compare Favre playing in Minnesota to Favre playing in Wisconsin," but really you c...

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