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Pack your load and come down the road on Madison Theatre’s historic “Holiday Inn” journey

Pack your load and come down the road on Madison Theatre’s historic “Holiday Inn” journey

Sydney Randall, Staff Reporter

November 18, 2019

The actors and directors of Madison Theatre spent the past two months working on their historic production of “Holiday Inn” at the North Madison Christian Church located in the small town of Madison, IN. Not only is their production the first production of “Holiday Inn” performed by a high school...

Sherlock Holmes is back on the case for “Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery”

Sherlock Holmes is back on the case for “Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery”

Sydney Randall, Staff Reporter

October 21, 2019

Fans of mystery and comedy alike would be pleased by Derby Dinner Playhouse’s production of “Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery.” The play was written by Ken Ludwig and it is based on Sir Arthur Conon Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes novel “The Hound of the Baskervilles.” Sherlock Holmes was...

“Zombieland: Double Tap” is equal parts enjoyable and endearing

“Zombieland: Double Tap” is equal parts enjoyable and endearing

Bryce Shreve, Managing Editor

October 21, 2019

Full of self-awareness and gruesome-yet-satisfying zombie kills, 2019’s “Zombieland: Double Tap” is a solid film that recaptures the charm of its predecessor. A decade after 2009’s hit horror-comedy “Zombieland” earned over $100 million box office worldwide on a budget of $23 million,...

“Hamilton” revolutionizes American theater and storytelling

“Hamilton” revolutionizes American theater and storytelling

John Renfrow, Contributing Reporter

June 24, 2019

The buzz around Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton” is inescapable, but it was especially difficult to miss when it came to Louisville for the first time in June to the Kentucky Center for the Arts. The first of two sold-out shows on the last day of performances found me entering the arts center,...

Backtrack rocks the Ogle Center

Backtrack rocks the Ogle Center

Abby Bauerla, Staff Reporter

April 15, 2019

Backtrack, an award-winning acapella group based in New York City, visited the Ogle Center on their Midwestern tour. They cover a variety of genres, from pop to Motown to classical, as well as original compositions. The group started out with a popular song choice of “No Tears Left to Cry” by...

‘The Grinch’ is a visual spectacle

‘The Grinch’ is a visual spectacle

Bryce Shreve, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2018

This year’s adaption of Dr. Seuss’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” is made by Illumination, the studio that brought us “Despicable Me” and “Secret Life of Pets.” Benedict Cumberbatch stars as the voice of Mr. Grinch, as Rashida Jones and Kenan Thompson also lend their voices. “H...

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’: A Magical Two-Hour Slog

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’: A Magical Two-Hour Slog

Bryce Shreve, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2018

It’s hard to deny the cultural significance of the Harry Potter series: books, movies, video games, merchandise and theme park rides all exist in its name. J.K. Rowling is well-aware of this, as “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” hits theaters. Eddie Redmayne plays the lead role of Newt S...

Bohemian Rhapsody is a safe and often shallow biopic

Bohemian Rhapsody is a safe and often shallow biopic

Bryce Shreve, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2018

Rami Malek stars in the much-anticipated “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the 2018 biopic of iconic rock band, Queen. The film follows Mercury and the rest of Queen — Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon — from their early years playing pubs in college to their rise to rock-and-roll stardom. While...

The Haunting of Hill House is Eerie in All the Best Ways

The Haunting of Hill House is Eerie in All the Best Ways

Stephen Simmons, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2018

How can a story about a haunted house be fresh and interesting? The haunting has to mean something and we have to care about the characters who may or may not be picked off by a malevolent house. Director and producer Mike Flanagan pulled this off in one of Netflix’s best original dramas yet. “Th...

Halloween is a Disappointment 40 Years in the Making

Halloween is a Disappointment 40 Years in the Making

Stephen Simmons, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2018

The original Halloween, directed by John Carpenter, is one of the most revered and influential films in the horror genre. It is credited with introducing the “final girl” trope, in which the last woman alive confronts the killer at the end of the movie. The villain, Michael Myers, became a horror ...

Fall Festivities Guide

Fall Festivities Guide

Bryce Shreve, Staff Reporter

October 2, 2018

Editors' note: An earlier version of this story confused Joe Huber's Family Farm and Restaurant and the Huber's Orchards Winery and Vineyard. The family farm and restaurant are being sold, but the winery will remain open. They are different businesses.  Crisp apple cider, pumpkin spice everything an...

Adventure Awaits

Adventure Awaits

Tessa Arnold, Staff Reporter

October 2, 2018

Looking for something to do over fall break? There are plenty of places within a reasonable driving distance to travel to. Taking trips are one of the best ways to relax and explore new places. So, jump in the car and head to any of these midwestern paradises for a little getaway. Indiana Dunes Natio...