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Review: “Slouch” – Spirit Club

When Spirit Club released its self-titled debut album in spring 2015, many listeners were enthralled — and for good reason. The group, which is composed of Wavves frontman Nathan Williams, his brother Joel and longtime friend Andrew Caddick, emerged as a trippy, moody California emo

Beloit alum and author Anna Noyes hosts book reading

Cool as fuck.   That was my initial, non-journalistic impression of author Anna Noyes’10 and her Oct. 26 reading from her recently published short story collection, Goodnight Beautiful Women. In the interest of a more appropriate analysis of her presentation and reading at the WAC

Visiting Ballez teacher Katy Pyle challenges conventionality

Ballet is often associated with delicate fantasies of princes and princesses, not BDSM butch lesbians. Katy Pyle defies these conventions with Ballez, a performance company and community she founded in 2011. Pyle, a lesbian multimedia performance artist, gave a talk called “On Queerness and Performance,”

Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature

On Thursday, Oct. 13, it was announced that 2016’s Nobel Prize in Literature would go to American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. Both praise and condemnation of the award began to quickly spread across the internet, as seemingly everyone who had ever heard a Dylan song gleefully

Review: “LP2” – American Football

How do you follow up a masterpiece? Surely this question plagued the minds of the people who comprise American Football. In 1999, the group released their self-titled debut — regarded as a pioneering record in the emo genre thanks to its clean and effortlessly precise

Alton Brown’s latest book is chock full of treats

Alton Brown is well known as a host for popular television cooking shows such as Good Eats, Iron Chef America, Cutthroat Kitchen, and his occasional appearances on the show Mythbusters. He has also published over half a dozen cookbooks during his career, including his latest