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Halfmoon Bay Pumpkin Festival

Every year, Half Moon Bay, a relatively small coastside community just 30 miles south of San Francisco, hosts one of the largest Pumpkin Festivals in the nation, if not the world. This year, the Safeway World Champion Pumpkin Weigh-in contest took place on October 14

Tom Petty: Old school rock icon leaves nation heartbroken

Tom Petty was the kind of rock icon who appealed to nearly everybody. With his passing on Oct. 2, 2017 from a major cardiac arrest in California, the world simultaneously mourned the passing of rock superstardom itself. Sure, Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen are still

Browder returns to Beloit as Ferrall Artist-in-Residence

This past week, the Beloit College Art Department was pleased to welcome back Amanda Browder’98, as this year’s Victor E. Ferrall, Jr. Artist-in-Residence. Born in Missoula, Mont., Browder received her B.A. in Sculpture Studio Art from Beloit College. She then proceeded to earn two more

A Review of Season 1 of HBO’s Westworld

Is Westworld a sign of the end of Peak TV? It looks and feels like a great TV show. It has lots of people making cryptic pronouncements on the show’s carefully telegraphed weighty themes, pretty sets which look like they cost a lot of money,

Review: ‘T2 Trainspotting’ might just be the perfect sequel

Trainspotting is my favorite movie. The 1996 cult classic, which tells the tale of a group of Scottish heroin addicts trying to make the perfect score, has become something of a cultural touchstone. Thanks to its innovative direction by Danny Boyle, whip-smart dialogue penned by