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Bookmarks and Big Screens: The Giver

Bookmarks and Big Screens: The Giver

By Ellie Trebilcock Is the book or the movie better? It’s the most controversial topic between bookworms and movie-buffs. To resolve the long battle between these two passionate types of media consumers, I will compare and evaluate the quality of …

Field Notes and Fixations: A Conversation with Sam Outlaw

Field Notes and Fixations: A Conversation with Sam Outlaw

By Thomas Hentges Aberdeen-born and Southern California-raised singer/songwriter Sam Morgan has seemingly, somehow stuffed three years of work and life experience into the past 18 months. Shortly after adopting the stage name Sam Outlaw (Outlaw is his mother’s maiden name) and composing and recording a strong batch …

THE (MUSIC) YEARBOOK: 1998

THE (MUSIC) YEARBOOK: 1998

By Sean Calhoun I try to cover a number of different genres with my Yearbook reviews. With that in mind, I decided to give a chance to a genre that I haven’t ever really had a ton of respect for, …

Dining In and Out: The Diner

Dining In and Out: The Diner

One young foodie explores the local restaurant scene, bringing quality cuisine into your kitchen, sans doggie bag. By Kaylyn Deiter Dining Out Nothing brings back a little 1950s nostalgia like a diner’s checkered floors, neon signs, and frothy milkshakes with …

Locally Grown: Tevyn Waddell

Locally Grown: Tevyn Waddell

Interviews with South Dakotans finding success outside their college major by Kyle Hallberg.  It’s Olympic Games season and all Tevyn Waddell can think about is the trials. Instead of planning the last big party or what shoes to wear at …

Meet Music Writer Thomas Hentges

Meet Music Writer Thomas Hentges

To say Madison native Thomas Hentges’ musical interests are diverse might be an understatement, considering his highest profile projects have been metalcore juggernaut Nodes of Ranvier and the folky, acoustic outfit Burlap Wolf King. He is also a co-founder of Different Folk …

Fun with Farmer’s Market Produce

Fun with Farmer’s Market Produce

The farmer’s market is a great place to find fresh, local produce. A visit is also the perfect opportunity to get out of a rut and try something new. Never cooked with kohlrabi? Only eaten Brussels sprouts at your childhood …

Taste of Sarcasm: 1429 Roadhouse

Taste of Sarcasm: 1429 Roadhouse

The area near Brookings’ Exit 132 seems to be in a constant state of change. Even frequent visitors, like myself, aren’t surprised to see new strip malls and stores pop up seemingly overnight. On a recent visit, I found that …

Homework: Living on the Job

Homework: Living on the Job

By Denise DePaolo Images by Bonny Fleming at Bonzeye Studio and Elizabeth Lucille Photography Imagine waking up unaided by an alarm clock, rolling out of bed, and beginning your workday while lounging, hair askew. Working from home takes many shapes. …

At Home with Matt and Megan Krivarchka

At Home with Matt and Megan Krivarchka

Megan Krivarchka describes her style as “contemporary, but family-friendly.” When Megan, a NICU nurse and husband Matt, a dentist, built their house on the west side of Brandon, it was important for them to incorporate design elements that they loved, …