The Spectator

Vampire Weekend’s sophomore album a success

Story by Thom Fountain

January 27, 2010

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

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

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

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

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...

In review: Before the Rain

Story by Scott Hansen

December 2, 2009

Danielle Ryan Both "Pulp Fiction" and "Before the Rain" were made and released at relatively the same time. One went on to become a pop culture phenomenon, while the other barely made $1 million at the U.S. box office. Both used si...

To weather or not

November 18, 2009

Danielle RyanAs the falling leaves will soon turn to falling snow, it's important for students living off campus to make sure their homes are geared up and weathered appropriately for the harsh Wisconsin winters that we are all too fa...

In review: Waltz with Bashir

November 18, 2009

At the end of the year, when movie critics start to make their "top 10" lists, you can almost always count on a Disney/Pixar movie to make the cut. Generally speaking, that meets the quota of animated movies to be in the top 10,...

In review: OK Go at Zorn Arena

November 18, 2009

Hey OK Go, remember when you were youngsters, parading around in your backyard and hopping from treadmill to treadmill? Or even younger, when you were writing angsty pop tunes about failing relationships and annoying ex-girlfriends? Well,...

In review: Angel Time- Songs of Seraphim

November 18, 2009

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...

Composting easy for everyone, even during winter

November 18, 2009

Forty-three thousand tons of food are thrown out in the United States each day, according to the Clean Air Council's Web site. In addition, the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that in 2007, Americans generated about...

Foster Gallery exhibits collage pieces

November 11, 2009

Danielle RyanThis isn't the typical cut-and-paste craft we all know and love from our childhoods. It's art. At least Professor Jill Olm thinks so. As curator of the new exhibit "(re)Visions: (di)Visions" in the Foster Gallery,...

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