Marquette University

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2013

    The story of my Pearl Jam tattoo, and why I still love it

    When is listening to and loving music just not enough? At what point does a song or a band speak to their fans so directly that they feel the need to form a deeper, more permanent connection with the art and the artist? Or, to put it simply (and personally), why did I decide to get a Pearl Jam tatto ... More >>

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    June 28, 2012

    Field Report on Justin Vernon, Fergus Falls, and folk music

    Chris Porterfield might be considered something of a late bloomer. Never regarding himself as anything more than a "background player" in DeYarmond Edison (the early '00's band he shared with Justin Vernon and Brad Cook, Phil Cook, and Paul Westerlund of Megafaun), Porterfield did what a lot of arti ... More >>

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    December 7, 2011
  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Eddie Vedder and Glen Hansard at the Orpheum Theater, 07/02/11

    Photos by Jon Behm​Eddie Vedder and Glen Hansard July 2, 2011Orpheum TheaterEddie Vedder's stated goal in picking up the ukulele over a decade ago was to make that happy little instrument sound as sad as he was. And while there certainly was plenty of sorrow imbued in Vedder's songs Saturday ni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Paul Ryan: Michele Bachmann threw SNL, Jon Stewart off my trail [VIDEO]

    Paul Ryan, right, figures Michele Bachmann helped him look serious.​Tapped to give the official GOP response to President Obama's State of the Union address, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan should have had the nation's undivided attention. Instead, Michele Bachmann decided to freelance with her own Stat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    Trevor Mbakwe's assault trial starts June 7

    Photo: blackcustard/Flickr​Gopher men's basketball recruit Trevor Mbakwe, accused of assaulting a woman in the parking lot of the Florida apartment complex where they both lived in April 2009, will get his day in court on June 7. Mbakwe was playing for Miami Dade Community College at the time ... More >>

  • News

    December 10, 1997

    UFF DUH! Minnesota is as Minnesota Does

    The 1997 Tongue-on-the-Flagpole Awards