Franz Ferdinand packs funk into fifth studio album but lacks any substantial reinvention

Indie band creates danceable melodies, thought-provoking lyrics, yet songs plagued with predictability

Arts Feature

Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks discuss character inspirations, experiences working together on ‘The Post’

Film provides accurate portrayal of history, allusions to modern political climate

Get baked

Get Baked: Avoid going to holiday parties empty-handed with this foolproof fudge

Dessert can even be wrapped, given as a gift


‘The Post’ to bring story of the U.S.’s first female publisher to theaters

'…Because sometimes bad news, makes [a] good newspaper'


Anna Wang to bring electropop tunes from her latest album to The Frequency

Album serves as the Madison artist's debut as a producer

Conversation Starter

Conversation Starter: Cobi discusses rock ‘n’ roll roots, Madison tour stop

Emerging artist showcases latest EP at High Noon Saloon

Reel Sounds

Reel Sounds: St. Vincent combines Space Age imagery with futuristic flair to create chilling new video

Video creates cohesive style through unified color schemes, robotic choreography


Morrissey lacks sincerity in newly released, whiny album, ‘Low In High School’

His sound feels tired, repetitive in eleventh solo LP


‘Lady Bird’ transports viewers to 2002 with a story of adolescence, motherhood

Greta Gerwig finds quick success with her directorial debut through heartfelt storyline, perfect soundtrack

Madtown Crier

Madtown Crier: Jump back into into your routine with these campus, city events

Don't let post-long weekend blues slow you down