For years now, local cyclists get together to organize festivities the morning of National Bike to Work Day (May 17th, traditionally). While there are many cyclists in Lafayette and West Lafayette that regularly commute to work by bicycle, most of our city’s cyclists aren’t functional riders and prefer the recreational aspects of the sport. National [...]
So you want to see Purdue campus? You want to be literate in the highlights of Purdue culture? This is a beginner’s guide to the Purdue University campus in West Lafayette, Indiana. You must see the following, red brick and all. View Beginner’s Guide to Purdue University Campus in a larger map See a Game [...]
This year, Lafayette was ranked 7th best college town in America by Business Insider. According to The Purdue Exponent, the destinations on the list were small towns with large student populations that offer a variety of culture at an affordable living cost. The rankings: 1. Ithaca, New York. Home of Cornell University, Ithaca College. 2. [...]
UPDATED words by Gwyne Bahler, photos by Tim Brouk OK, I’ll just go ahead and admit that I’d never heard of Macklemore. I don’t listen to a whole lot of hip-hop. I did, however, use to love Saul Williams, whose repertoire shares with Macklemore that wondrous new phenomenon of “socially conscious rap.” There was a [...]
After a brief obsession with the idea of owning a food truck, I am seeking opportunities to learn how to cook foods outside of mechanically-processed meat molded into dino shapes and bags full of vegetables nuked for 3 minutes, 45 seconds. I happened upon a flyer posted at Cafe Lumos in the Purdue Research Park [...]
It turns out the GLA is responsible for more than a few Harlem Shake videos out there. My favorite is the chaotic Harlem Shake dance craze as performed by Purdue Pete and crew. Followed by (in no particular order, may include gratuitous air-humping): The esteemed members of the Class of 2013 staff of the Mortar [...]
After a horrid 2012, Purdue University’s Student Concert Committee is off to a strong start in 2013. The March 23 booking of hip-hop artist Macklemore proved uncanny. The emcee behind the online and now international hit “Thrift Shop” has gained tremendous momentum worldwide in the last few months. As long as Macklemore doesn’t cancel his [...]
An unforgettable show from the National Theatre of Scotland, “The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart” offers unconventional, in-your-face theater where the audience is part of the show. Expect tremendous live renditions of traditional Scottish tunes, gripping dramatic performances, Scotch whiskey and horrifying Katy Perry karaoke.
Critical Mass is a monthly event held in cities worldwide with the fundamental purpose of promoting cycling as a viable transportation alternative. The term, “Critical Mass”, is derived from westerners observing bicycle organization in China. At an otherwise-dangerous intersection, bicyclists in China followed an unspoken practice of waiting until enough of them had approached the [...]
As Luister Mooi, Ryan Hopper performed about 90 percent of the music on “Serious Living.” Most songs like the first two, “Wild Horses” and “Good Grief (the Heavenly Blues),” are densely layered with electric guitars, bass, drums, keyboards, samples and Hopper’s high register vocals. A few acoustic instrumentals are peppered throughout to help break things up.
This year marks the 10th Annual Starry Night Music and Arts Festival, presented by Campus House and Greyhouse Coffee & Supply Company. The festival will take place Friday, September 21st, from 7:00 p.m. till midnight on Northwestern and South Streets in Chauncey Village, West Lafayette. Nashville indie band Paper Route will headline the event. I [...]
“It’s a long way from Berkeley to Broadway, especially from the part of Berkeley we inhabited back in those days, so it was quite a remarkable and memorable experience to see our East Bay memories come to life on the big stage.” — Larry Livermore, Lookout Records founder
On Wednesday, July 18th, 2012, the Area Plan Commission will be voting on whether or not to keep 1.3 acres of dense woods behind Slater Hill…or build an apartment complex on the plot, which has been characterized as an “undesirable building lot” in the past due to the rough terrain. Local residents are concerned that [...]
Earlier this month, we were proud to report that Lafayette, Indiana, was ranked among the top smartest cities in the United States. We could conclude that our scores were artificially high because of the number of students represented in the area, but their findings controlled for age and thus they believe that the number of [...]