EXCLUSIVE: American Wrestlers front man is ready for LouFest

Just a man and his Tascam 8-track recorder. That is the simplistic success story behind the creation of American Wrestlers, one of the newest bands performing at LouFest this weekend.

Kendall Carroll | Music Editor

Small talk with Tony La Russa: A sports fan calls up the 2014 commencement speaker

The last time I was intimidated by somebody I was interviewing, I was a wee freshman walking into the office of Larry Kindbom, the head coach of the Washington University football team; it was my first ever interview for Student Life. But as I sat in my office, about to make the call that would be my last interview as editor-in-chief of StudLife, I was also sweating.

| Staff Reporter

A Conversation with Deakin of Animal Collective

UPDATE: Animal Collective has postponed their March tour due to an illness afflicting Avey Tare, a vocalist and founding member of the band. Though they’ve long been critical darlings, Animal Collective have spent much of their existence on the outskirts of the music industry due to their highly eclectic sound. But in 2009, everything changed. […]

Mark Matousek | Music Critic

Q&A: Men’s basketball guard Ben Hoener

Scoring a career high of 25 points off the bench on 8-of-12 shooting, Washington University men’s basketball senior Ben Hoener played a huge role in the Bears’ 76-60 win over Brandeis University on Sunday.

An interview with cellist Ben Sollee

In a world that is changing faster than most can comprehend, cellist Ben Sollee is more than able to adapt. From touring on a bicycle to funding his latest album through crowd-sourcing, last year’s “Half-Made Man,” Sollee has shown a remarkable ability to fully utilize whatever resources are available to him.

Mark Matousek | Music Reporter

Getting to know your friendly neighborhood Tarot card reader

The future torments every student here at Wash. U. Where will we go after graduation, what will we do, and how will we feed ourselves? For guidance, some seek auguries from tarot cards, in which a reader interprets the significance of a particular deck of cards that has been imbued with the client’s energy.

| Senior Scene Editor

Johnny Depp, Abigail Breslin and Gore Verbinski discuss ‘Rango’

Cadenza got to participate in a press conference with the director of “Rango,” Gore Verbinski, and the film’s stars, Johnny Depp and Abigail Breslin. Depp and Verbinski explained how the computer-animated western had its roots in live-action and he discussed how Depp felt when he pretended to be a “six-foot lizard.” Look forward to a full review on Friday.

| Cadenza Editor

An Interview with Henry Schvey, director of A Midsummer Night’s Dream

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” opened at the Edison Theatre with three performances over the weekend and will feature three additional shows at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Student Life sat down with director Henry Schvey, a professor of drama, to discuss his edition of the Shakesperian classic.

| Scene Reporter

Ellie Kemper: The actress from ‘The Office’ talks about landing serious roles and donating to Wash. U.

If you are a fan of “The Office,” you know Ellie Kemper as Erin, Dunder Mifflin’s receptionist. She also happens to be the granddaughter of Mildred Lane Kemper, namesake of the Mildred Kemper Art Museum. Most recently, Ellie plays Claire in Sofia Coppola’s new movie “Somewhere,” and the role should gain her national attention.

| Cadenza Reporter

Meet the jackasses who will make you laugh

In my recent kick-ass trip to Hollywood, courtesy of the nice folks at Paramount, I had three major categories of experiences. First of all, I was in Hollywood. Home of the Walk of Stars, the big letters on the hill and just about every kind of freak imaginable. You have to admit, it’s an appropriate setting to contemplate the cast of Jackass, who by comparison seem downright normal.

| Cadenza Reporter

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