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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

Beloit Urban Garden hosts harvest festival

The Beloit Urban Garden hosted their annual Harvest Festival the evening of Sunday, Oct. 2. Kendra Keyes’17 and Natalie Dusek’19 organized the event, which brought together students to enjoy a potluck dinner and hear student musicians surrounded by a garden bursting with autumnal produce. Maia

Review: ‘Sonderlust’ – Kishi Bassi

Singer/musician/violinist/keyboardist Kaoru Ishibashi, also known as Kishi Bashi, dropped his third album, Sonderlust, on Sept. 16, and the result is an incredibly cohesive album that shows clear growth and maturation from his previous work. His two earlier albums, 2012’s 151a and 2014’s Lighght, initially caught

Cooking made easy for college kids (with recipe!)

Hello Beloit! I am looking forward to writing a food/cooking/restaurant review column for The Round Table over the next few months. Cooking has always been near and dear to my heart, and this year I am lucky enough to be living in Performing Arts House

Review: ’22, A Million’ – Bon Iver

How far Justin Vernon has come from that snowy cabin in upstate Wisconsin. It still feels as though that “moody lumberjack-looking dude goes to make a heartfelt folk album in a cabin” narrative just cropped up the other day. But For Emma, Forever Ago is