These are the video games, movies, performances, and albums our writers and staff are looking forward to in 2014.Read more
Underground music photography as a labor of love
For Adam DeGross, taking photos isn’t a livelihood: it’s just a part of his life that makes sense. Over the past nine years he has captured hardcore, punk, and metal basement shows, street punk culture, and just friends of his living their lives in the Twin Cities.
From the U of M to the world’s research institutions, technology—not animals—can be the future for advances.
A man suspended himself above the lobby of Diehl Hall for days in protest. A now-defunct student group campaigned against it. Members of a resistance movement broke into University of Minnesota research facilities. Another man suspended himself above…Read more
Boston’s Quilt released their sophomore effort Held In Splendor less than a month ago on Mexican Summer. The Wake had the chance to sit down with members Anna Fox Rochinski, Shane Butler, and John Andrews before their show at the 7th Street Entry to talk about their tour, being…Read more
It can be daunting. Social networking apps oversaturate the market. Not just Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram but Tinder, Find My Friends, Vine, Yondor and Hangout all compete for ever diminishing attention spans, creating new and ever more redundant means to communicate. So indeed, in the app market gold rush, this mine seems stripped.Read more
With the Golden Globes in the past and the Academy Awards on their way, film is a hot subject within the national art spotlight. The Walker Arts Center here in Minneapolis fits within this trend with multiple film-related exhibits. Complimenting their regular screenings of documentaries and critically acclaimed films, the Walker now hosts MNTV 2014.
From mug shot portraits to comic art
Making art has been second nature to Dan Murphy for most of his life. He finds inspiration in some unlikely places, such as catalogues of mug shots, but also in some more common ones, like regulars at his work and coffee shop strangers.
Right now, Murphy is working…Read more
Tattooing at 4Points Body Gallery
There are no private rooms at this south Minneapolis tattoo shop. At 4Points Body Gallery, located on South 37th Street and Chicago Avenue in a building that from the outside looks like two mismatched houses stacked together, a group of tattoo artists and apprentices oversee one another’s work in two…Read more
Students provide rebuttal against U being named “Ugliest College Campus”
As many students quickly discovered, Travel and Leisure Magazine recently included the U in “The Ugliest College Campuses.” Showing up on social media, local news, and other publications, chatter about this topic exploded.Read more
What makes four spots around town unique
Exploring these four bookstores brought me to appreciate Minneapolis even more than I already did. The city’s strong appreciation for literature is apparent as it allows these wonderful bookstores to continue to flourish and grow. The Wake chose four unique stores to profile that show the variety of…Read more
Gandalf The Grey @ UMN
Sitting down with the university’s very own Gandalf the Grey, it is impossible not to notice that he does have a Gandalf-ish effect. I felt a lot like a Hobbit standing a measly 5’10 to his 6’4. However, in true Gandalf style, he has a friendly demeanor of the kind…Read more