Sugar & Spice: Dad’s V8 Beef (Venison Stew)

Hello all,  Sugar & Spice now has a website. Go to to look up recipies from previous semesters, view the latest recipie, leave feedback, etc.  Stay warm and eat well!  —Sabrina Ingredients  2 pounds ... Continue Reading →

2013’s Top 10 albums run from rock to rap

10. Arcade Fire – “Reflektor” After months of making the late night talk show rounds, innovative marketing, interactive music videos, Arcade Fire have released their fourth album “Reflektor.” It’s an album for the night lurker. “Reflektor” ... Continue Reading →

V2T2 Cabaret breaking performance boundaries

New Year’s Eve at Hangar 9 will feature a performance slightly on the risqué side. The performance art group, known collectively as the Vaudeville Vagabond Twilight Twitterpaiters and the Southern Illinois Flying Balls Society, or V2T2 Cabaret, has ... Continue Reading →

The show goes on for ‘The 39 Steps’ after weather delays

After having its opening weekend spoiled by the winter storm last weekend, The Stage Company will premiere “The 39 Steps” Dec. 13 – 15. “The 39 Steps” debuts at the Varsity Center for the Arts and is an adaption of a John Buchan spy novel and ... Continue Reading →

’71 Saluki graduate a Hollywood success story

In the living room of a small Forest Street apartment in 1971, Dale White sat watching television with his friends. As the Mary Tyler Moore Show began, he turned to his friends and said, “Man, it’d be great to work on a show like that.” “You’d ... Continue Reading →

Sugar and Spice December 5, 2013

                Cheeseburger Soup     Ingredients  1/2 pound ground beef Pepper to taste Garlic powder to taste 1/2 tablespoon butter 1 small onion, diced 1 can (10.75 ounces) condensed cheese soup 10 ounces ... Continue Reading →

Podcasts can broaden students’ horizons

  There is a whole universe of podcasts available for someone burnt out on music or someone looking to stimulate his or her imagination, yet many people do not know where to access podcasts or even what they are. Podcasts are essentially downloadable ... Continue Reading →

Hansard takes the wheel on new EP

  Irish singer-songwriter Glen Hansard has returned to let listners “Drive All Night” with his just-released EP of the same name. Hansard won the 2008 Academy Award for Best Original Song with “Falling Slowly,” an original piece from the ... Continue Reading →

Sugar & Spice: Lemon Butter Chicken

This wonderful dish remains my favorite chicken recipe that my mother would make when I was a kid. Traditionally she makes it with chicken, but you can also use turkey. The recipe could be made with chicken wings, thighs, breasts, legs, bone-in or bone-less, ... Continue Reading →

Cupid Deluxe offers sensuality and dark secrets

The second album by Devonte Hynes’ persona Blood Orange has shaken the indie-music scene with its deep-rooted sensuality and raw emotions. Admittedly, my ears fall deaf to R&B music – contemporary and past – so it took an adjustment to grasp ... Continue Reading →

Google continues to improve futuristic equipment

In an effort to revolutionize the way people see and hear the world, Google last week unveiled the new music features for Google Glass. But for everything the tech can do, there are still some legal bugs to be worked out. The still elusive $1,500 headgear ... Continue Reading →
Don Darnell, SIU alum and president of the Southern Illinois Beard and Mustache Enthusiasts.

No-shave celebrates those who buck the razor

November is synonymous with many parts of American culture. Football season is in full swing and Black Friday has become the biggest capitalist event in the western hemisphere. But recently, November has become known for something more: facial hair. The ... Continue Reading →

Grizzly Bear remixes ‘Shields’

Delicately moving yet forcefully driving, peculiar and pleasant, nevertheless concrete and completely promising, the American psychedelic rock band Grizzly Bear has reissued B-Sides into their album known as “Shields Expanded.” Grizzly Bear, comprised ... Continue Reading →

Sugar & Spice: Green Chili Pepper Pork Chops

Ingredients  2 pork chops  2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon vegetable or canola oil 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/4 teaspoon dried basil 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin 1/8 teaspoon onion powder 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon paprika ... Continue Reading →

M.I.A.’s spirit rises in “Matangi”

The world’s most misunderstood pop star is also among the world’s best. Despite not having released a full-length album in three years – and after having “Matangi” delayed for several months by Interscope Records – M.I.A. has stayed warm in ... Continue Reading →
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