Danielle’s ARTicles: ‘Guns in the Hands of Artists’

When guns are placed in the hands of artists, most of them aim towards their viewers’ hearts and minds. At least that’s what the participants in the Des Lee Gallery’s current show, “Guns in the Hands of Artists” did.

Danielle Leventhal | Contributing Reporter

Q&A with comedian Kathleen Madigan

Stand-up comedian and St. Louis native Kathleen Madigan is back on the road again. She’s unfazed—after all, doing stand-up for over two decades has made touring a part of life.

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Back to Back, the Presidential race gets charged up

The beef is real. Since entering the industry in dramatic fashion with the controversial track “They’re Bringing Crime, They’re Rapists,” Donald Trump has gotten into feuds with any and all of his rival acts, most recently with Marco Rubio and the Fox News label.

Sean Lundergan | Contributing Reporter

‘Why Not Me?’ by Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling, creator and star of “The Mindy Project,” just came out with her second book, “Why Not Me?” If you haven’t ordered it on Amazon Prime yet, you’re doing something wrong.

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Not alone: A conversation with the Wash U Confessions admin

Mental health is without a doubt an issue at Washington University, and yet there is an apparent need amongst students to keep their struggles to themselves. As someone who has struggled with—and continues to battle against—mental health issues, I find issue with this.

Alex Siegman | Staff Reporter

Mind=(blown)2 at ‘SLAM Underground: MAD Science’

Friday was another incredibly long and eventful day. Having grappled with back-to-back classes from 8 a.m., a Spanish midterm exam and three hours of chemistry lab, I decided to unwind by going to “SLAM Underground,” which is a monthly event at the Saint Louis Art Museum.

Anusree Natraj | Contributing Writer

Cultural Expo showcases diverse organizations

Last Friday night, students had the opportunity to learn about diverse cultures, along with the issues surrounding cultural appropriation at the Cultural Expo hosted by the Sigma Iota Rho Honor Society (SIR) at the Danforth University Center.

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In search of the perfect brew: An investigation at Blueprint Coffee

Modern American culture seems to have deemed gastronomic precision in vogue. The finest restaurants all must be locally sourced and organic. The classic, conservative combo of coffee and doughnuts has become an opportunity for classiness. Take a trip to Vincent Van Doughnut in Clayton to see fried dough baked and sculpted into pieces of edible art. Or go, as I did, to Blueprint Coffee’s seasonal coffee tasting to see how far a cup of joe really can go.

Harry Hall | Contributing Writer

From prison to progress: The odyssey of Damon Hartley

Damon Hartley speaks and acts with conviction, certainty and a rightfully earned dose of pride. He understands what hard work means and knows that preparation is the greatest foundation for success. Hartley knows all this because until this May, he was an inmate at the Missouri Eastern Correctional Center (MECC) in Pacific, Mo.

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Danielle’s ARTicles: ‘Green Varnish’

There are only a few more days left to view “Green Varnish” by Nomad Studio at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM). Closing on Sunday, Sept. 27, this installation is a great farewell to summer 2015. An inscription is poised above the piece in the courtyard of CAM: “We live in denial within vanishing landscapes.”

Danielle Leventhal | Contributing Reporter